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Public Support for Presidents I (UMAP)

Barbara Salert


Mathematics Topic:
Calculus
Application Areas:
American politics
Prerequisites:
High school algebra; elementary probability

| ©1978 by COMAP, Inc. | 27 pages |


This module will allow students to work with elementary gain/loss models, and understand some of the basic principles of the use of models to study political behavior.

Table of Contents:

1. INTRODUCTION

2. A MODEL OF PRESIDENTIAL POPULARITY

3. CHANGE IN THE LEVEL OF SUPPORT OVER TIME

4. THE IMPACT OF THE INITIAL LEVEL OF SUPPORT

5. A NUMERICAL EXAMPLE

6. DERIVATION OF THE GENERAL SOLUTION

7. CONCLUSION

8. ANSWERS TO EXERCISES