# Mathematics in Political Science: An Introduction

 Title Μαθηματικά στην Πολιτική Επιστήμη: Εισαγωγή / Mathematics in Political Science: An Introduction Code ΚΥ0206 Faculty Economic and Political Sciences School Political Sciences Cycle / Level 1st / Undergraduate Teaching Period Winter Coordinator Ioannis Andreadis Common Yes Status Active Course ID 100001047

### Programme of Study: PPS Tmīma Politikṓn Epistīmṓn 2023-sīmera

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OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course115

 Academic Year 2018 – 2019 Class Period Winter Faculty Instructors Ioannis Andreadis 39hrs Weekly Hours 3 Class ID 600122653

### Class Schedule

 Building Αμφιθέατρο ΝΟΕ Floor Όροφος 1 Hall ΜΕΓΑΛΟ ΑΜΦΙΘΕΑΤΡΟ A (158) Calendar Friday 09:00 to 12:00
Course Type 2016-2020
• Background
• General Knowledge
Course Type 2011-2015
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
• Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
• Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Objectives of the course is that students gain the following capabilities: Ability to understand and apply an algorithm. Ability to calculate the probability so that they can take political decisions based on real facts Ability to reach useful conclusions using the results of the elections. (method of bounds) Ability to abstract complex relationships and find the solution with the help of graph theory. Ability to study social networks and analyze network effects on the formation of political views.
General Competences
• Apply knowledge in practice
• Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
• Make decisions
• Work autonomously
• Work in teams
• Work in an interdisciplinary team
• Be critical and self-critical
• Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course explores introductory concepts, algorithms and examples from probability theory, combinatorial theory (combinatorics), graph theory and set theory including relations and functions in sets. With regard to combinatorial theory, the course examines the techniques of enumeration (enumerative combinatorics), the concepts of combinations, and permutations with or without repetitions. With regard to probability theory, the course examines the concepts of probability and conditional probability. For graph theory, the course explores concepts, definitions, properties and algorithms with emphasis on planar and connected graphs. The course also offers descriptions of the relations determined by finite sets and interpretations of the functions and graphic representations defined by them.
Keywords
Elecoral law, Algorithms, Combinatorics, Discrete Probability, Graphs
Educational Material Types
• Slide presentations
• Interactive excersises
• Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
• Use of ICT in Course Teaching
• Use of ICT in Communication with Students
• Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Description
Use of laptop and projector: For example, using spreadsheets to implement electoral systems.
Course Organization
Lectures401.5
Laboratory Work301.1
Tutorial281.0
Total1385.0
Student Assessment
Description
Students need to have a 12-digit calculator (using your mobile phone as calculator is not permitted) and their book with them which they can consult during the exams to solve problems similar to those in the book. All exam items have equal weight (e.g. if there are 4 items, each item correspond to 2.5 points). If there are assignments or exercises during the semester, participation in them is optional and the final grade of those who do not participate depends only on the grade of their final exams (i.e. if they have answered all the questions correctly, final their grade will be equal to 10). Any participation in assignments or exercises in the final grade of those who participate in them is communicated to the participants and depends on the level of difficulty and the quality of the tasks and exercises involved. In special cases (e.g. COVID-19) the above assignment-related settings are changed according to what is announced in elearning.auth.gr. Especially for the period of June 2020, the assessment will be based on a combination of assignments and oral examinations.
Student Assessment methods
• Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Χατζηπαντελής, Θ, & Ι. Ανδρεάδης, Μαθηµατικά στις Πολιτικές Επιστήµες, Εκδόσεις Ζήτη, 2005. Aγγελής, E. και Γ. Mπλέρης, ∆ιακριτά µαθηµατικά, Tζιόλα,2003.