ERIC Number: ED218130
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Exponential Models of Legislative Turnover. [and] The Dynamics of Political Mobilization, I: A Model of the Mobilization Process, II: Deductive Consequences and Empirical Application of the Model. Applications of Calculus to American Politics. [and] Public Support for Presidents. Applications of Algebra to American Politics. Modules and Monographs in Undergraduate Mathematics and Its Applications Project. UMAP Units 296-300.
Casstevens, Thomas W.; And Others
This document consists of five units which all view applications of mathematics to American politics. The first three view calculus applications, the last two deal with applications of algebra. The first module is geared to teach a student how to: 1) compute estimates of the value of the parameters in negative exponential models; and draw substantive conclusions about attrition processes from applications of negative exponential models. The next unit aims for pupils to gain an understanding of the role of recruitment and defection rates in political mobilization. The third module helps users understand some of the consequences and applications of a specific model. The last two modules make up a single section. Their aim is to enable the student to work with an elementary gain/loss model, and to understand some of the basic principles of the use of models to study political behavior. All the units contain exercises, and answers to all problem sets are provided. (MP)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Education Development Center, Inc., Newton, MA.