# Mathematical Methods for Social Scientists II (Math 196, Sec 45)

## Winter 2006

I am the lecturer for this course. This page contains useful information and handouts. The text is Linear Functions and Matrix Theory by Jacob. The course will cover most, but not all, of Chapters 1 to 8. Please see the Course Document via the link below for more basic details.

David Rule

### Homework

Homework is due during the lecture on the Friday after it is assigned. Remember to staple your homework together on the top left-hand corner and write your name on the front sheet. Neat homework makes happy graders, which leads to a better grade for you. :) I will post the homework at the bottom of this webpage.

### Office Hours and Problem Session

I will hold office hours 12:30-1:30pm on Tuesday and 3-4pm on Thursday. I will also answer emailed questions. My office number is E16 and other contact details are on this link. There is a weekly problem session at 8pm on Wednesdays in E308

### Feedback

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### Course Material and Homework

I will make available here material given out in lectures and any other useful material I have.

• Course Document [pdf] [ps] [dvi]
• Handouts
• Homework Questions
• There is no homework for week 1.
• Problem Set 1 (due 13th Jan)
(i) Problems 1 and 4 from section 1.1, and problems 1, 3 and 5 from section 1.3. Question 3 is asking you to find a matrix A such that Av = w, where v has components X, Y, etc, and w has components P1, P2 etc. Extra problem: read Counting the number of paths on pp24-6 and do question 7 from the same section.
(ii) Questions 2 from 2.1, 3 and 4 from 2.2, and 3, 6 and 8 from 2.3.
(iii) Questions 2, 4, 6 and 8 from 3.1.
• Problem Set 2 (due 20th Jan)
(i) Questions 2 and 4 from 3.2.
(ii) Questions 3 and 6 from 3.2, and 1, 3 and 8 from 3.3.
• Problem Set 3 (due 27th Jan)
(i) Questions 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18 and 19 from 3.3.
• Problem Set 4 (due 3th Feb)
(i) Questions 1, 2, 6, 10 and 12 from 3.4, and 2, 3, 6 and 11 from 4.1.
(ii) Question 15 from 4.1 and questions 1 (c) and (e), 2 (b) and (d), 4, 6, and 7 from 4.3.
• Problem Set 5 (due 10th Feb)
(i) Questions 1, 3, 4, 5 and 6 from 4.4. Problem Set 3 was not done very well, so you must repeat questions 12, 14 and 18 from 3.3.
(ii) Questions 2, 4 and 7 from 5.1.
(iii) Question 2 from 5.2.
• Problem Set 6 (due 17th Feb)
(i) Questions 1, 5 and 7 from 5.3.
(ii) Questions 6, 8, 9 and 10 from 5.3.
• Problem Set 7 (due 24th Feb)
(i) Question 2 from 5.3.
• Problem Set 8 (due 3rd Mar)
(i) Questions 1, 2, 3, 5, 6 and 7 from 7.1.
• Problem Set 9 (due 10th Mar)
(i) Questions 2, 3, 5, 7 and 11 from 7.2.
(ii) Questions 1, 2, 4, 6 from 8.1.

[Mathematics Department, Chicago] [University of Chicago]

rule@math.uchicago.edu