## Mathematical Thinking about Politics: An Introduction to Discrete Time Systems |

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### Contents

Introduction | 1 |

Introduction to Discrete Time Systems | 14 |

The zTransform Method | 59 |

Copyright | |

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air pollution algebraic amount of pollution assumptions automobiles Ay(k behavior campaign expenditures chapter coefficients complex conjugate compute convolution summation representation Csonka defined denominator difference equation discrete time system dynamic example expression factor feedback figure frame of reference geometric sequence given in equation gives government action government regulation illustration increase individual initial condition input mode input sequence inverse z-transform Kronecker delta level of pollution linear combination mathematics Medicaid motor vehicles multiplied National Cancer Institute operation order linear discrete output sequence partial fraction expansion partisan past inputs payment period poles political applications political attention polynomial President Ford's procedure pu(k quadratic formula real numbers red tape reduce response due result right-hand side rule second order system sequence of numbers side of equation sociocentric problem solving specifies steady steady-state response strength of partisanship system is stable system mode system transfer function tion unemployment unit step input variety Washington Post weighting sequence zero