Mathematics in Games, Sports, and Gambling

Professor: Ron Gould
Text: Mathematics in Games, Sports, and Gambling: 2nd Edition, 2015, by R. Gould, CRC Press
Office: E432 Mathematics and Sciences Building 
Office Hours: 11:30AM  1:00PM MW  or by appointment. 
Office Phone: 404  727  7924 
email: rg@mathcs.emory.edu 
web page: http://www.mathcs.emory.edu/~rg/m190.html 
Exams and Grades:
There will be two inclass hour exams and a final.
In class exams are tenatively scheduled for:
Wednesday, Feb. 24 and Wednesday, April 6
 Hour exams count 30% each, the final 30%, the remaining 10%
will come from homeworks.
The final exam is scheduled for
Wednesday, May 4, 3:005:30PM (in this room).
 Assignments will consist of some individual assignments
and some team assignments. Homework teams of two people
will be formed. Each team should work together to complete each
team homework assignment. One paper should be submitted from each
team, with all team members names on the paper.
 For grades, generally a straight scale will be employed, that
is, I expect to use the following:
90 and above average  A 
8089  B 
7079  C 
6069  D 
below  F 

 Plus and minus grades within these ranges will be given at
my discretion.
The Emory Honor Code applies to all graded materials for this class.
OUR GOALS: Our goals are to
gain an insight into probability and statistics as well as
some topics in discrete mathematics. We will use the models of various
games and sports as our examples. We will see many unusual instances
where knowing some elementary mathematics can gain us an advantage
or insight into a topic. Applications will be stressed.
Policy: Cell phones and other edevices are shut off when
you are in class.
Reading Assignments:
Posted here as they become necessary
Read Appendix on Set Theory (pages 311317)
Assignment 1: Individual Assignment: Due Wednesday, Jan. 20
Pages 315317: Problem A.1.1, Problem A.1.12 parts 3 and 4;
Problem A.1.13 parts 1, 2 and 3; Problem A.1.15, Problem A.1.17
File for homework 1: [homework 1]
File for homework 2: [homework 2]
Read Chapter 1, Sections 1.11.4 by Wednesday, Jan. 27
Read Chapter 1, Sections 1.51.7 by Monday, Feb. 1
File for homework 3: [homework 3]
Read Chapter 1, section 8, by Monday, Feb. 8
Read Chapter 4, section 4.2 and 4.2.1 by Friday, Feb. 5
Read Chapter 2, Sections 2.22.3 by Friday, Feb. 5
Read Chapter 2 Section 46 by Monday, Feb. 15
Read Section 2.7.2, and 2.8 by Monday, Feb. 22
Read Section 3.23.3 by Friday, March 4
Read Sections 3.43.5 by Monday, March 21
Read Sections 8.18.4 by Monday, March 28
Read Sections 8.58.6 by Wednesday March 30
Practice Problems 8.5.1, 8.5.2 (practice for the exam only)
Practice Problems 8.6.18.6.5 (practice for the exam only)
Read Section 7.2.17.2.2
Practice Problems: Problems 7.2.1, 7.2.4, 7.2.6
Read Section 4.4
Read Sections 7.77.12 Chessboard Puzzles
Written Assignments:
Posted here as necessary
Assignment 1: Individual Assignment: Due Wednesday, Jan. 20
Pages 315317: Problem A.1.1, Problem A.1.12 parts 3 and 4;
Problem A.1.13 parts 1, 2 and 3; Problem A.1.15, Problem A.1.17
Assignment 2: Individual Assignment: Due Wednesday, Sept. 27
Chapter 1, Problems 1.2.1, 1.2.15, 1.3.7, 1.3.13, 1.3.14
and pages 2123 problems 1.4.8, 1.4.18 and 1.4.21
Assignment 3: Team Assignment: Due Wednesday, Feb. 3
Section 1.4, problem 1.4.22
Section 1.5, problems 1.5.7, 1.5.9, 1.5.11, 1.5.19
Section 1.6, problems 1.6.4, 1.6.9, 1.6.10, 1.6.15
Assignment 4: Team Assignment, Due Wednesday, Feb. 10
Section 1.8, problems 1.8.7, 1.8.10
Section 2.2 problems 2.2.8, 2.2.12, 2.2.14
Section 2.3: Problems 2.3.6, 2.3.10
Assignment 5: Team Assignment, Due Wednesday Feb. 17
Section 2.4: problems 2.4.2, 2.4.3
Section 2.5: problems 2.5.1, 2.5.4
Section 2.6: problems 2.6.7, 2.6.8, 2.6.11
Assignment 6: Team Assignment, Due Wednesday, March 17
Section 3.2: problems 3.2.4, 3.2.7, 3.2.12, 3.2.18
Section 3.3: problems 3.3.6, 3.3.9, 3.3.10, 3.3.13
Assignment 7: Team Assignment, Due Wednesday March 23
Section 3.4, Problems 3.4.4, 3.4.6
Section 3.5, Problems 3.5.1, 3.5.3, 3.5.4, 3.5.7
Assignment 8: Team Assignment: Due Wednesday, March 30
Section 8.2, Problems 8.2.3, 8.2.7, 8.2.8(1)
Section 8.3 Problems 8.3.7, 8.3.8, 8.3.12
Section 8.5 Problems 8.4.3, 8.4.5
Assignment 9: Team Assignment: Due Wednesday, April 20
Section 4.4: problem 4.4.3
Section 7.7: problems 7.7.1, 7.7.9,
Section 7.8: problems 7.8.1, 7.8.4
Section 7.11: problems 7.11.2, 7.11.9
Section 7.12: problems 7.12.3, 7.12.7