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Georgetown University


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Fall 2018
May 27, 2020
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MATH 004 - Mathematics in Society
The course is concerned with mathematical approaches that can help resolve conflicts, make decisions under adverse or uncertain conditions, or extract social choices from the preferences of individuals. Topics will be chosen from elementary game theory (arms race, Prisoner's Dilemma), fair division schemes, probability models for chance events and risk (lottery, poker, life insurance), voting models (voting paradoxes, building coalitions), and statistical methods (opinion polls, clinical trials). Mathematical prerequisites are algebra, analytic geometry, and elementary probability as taught in high school.
This course may be used toward completion of the College math/science requirement. 

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Mathematics Department

Course Attributes:
College/Non-Maj Math/Cosc.

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