For All Practical Purposes,COMAP, 9^{th}edition

The objective of this course is to introduce you to the ways in which mathematics impinges upon your daily lives. You will be introduced to quantitative concepts and skills which will enable you to interpret and reason with quantitative information. In addition you will be able to see how mathematics can be used to model many different types of real-world situations, from presidential elections to garbage collection.

- learn the mathematical principals behind the decision making processes within groups (social choice).
- learn the mathematics underlying various types of optimization problem (management science).
- learn how mathematics can aid in the allocation of resources in a equitable way (fairness).

- Homework 1. Due Jan. 26
- Homework 2. Due Feb. 5
- Homework 3. Due Feb. 16.