# MAT 105 Finite Mathematics

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### Course Description

Mathematics of finance, combinatorics, probability, statistical measures of central tendency and dispersion, problem solving and mathematical reasoning, and additional topics selected by instructor e.g. linear programming, statistics, graph theory, game theory. A-C/NC grading.

MAT 105 offers 3 units credit and satisfies the General Education Quantitative Reasoning Requirement.

### Prerequisites

Fulfillment of ELM requirement.

### Text

Finite Mathematics, by Barnett, Ziegler, Byleen. Prentice Hall, 2011

### Course Requirements, Tentative Schedule of Class Meetings and Topics, Readings, Assignments and Due dates, Exams

The course may be based on the following chapters in the text. Other topics may be included as time permits.

1. Linear Equations and Graphs.
2. Functions and Graphs.
3. Mathematics of Finance.
4. Systems of Linear Equations: Matrices.
5. Linear Inequalities and Linear Programming.
6. Linear Inequalities and Linear Programming.
7. Logic, Sets and Counting.
8. Probability.
9. Markov Chains.
10. Games and Decisions.
11. Data Description and Probability Distributions.

A schedule of class meetings, topics, assignments, due dates, exam dates, etc. will be provided by instructor. See your class syllabus.

The final exam is given at the date and time announced in the Schedule of Classes.

### Learning Objectives

Upon completing MAT 105 the student will:

• compute simple and compound interest and exponential growth and decay, and apply these ideas to problems in finance, economics, and life sciences
• apply the notions of present value and amortization and apply these ideas to problems in finance and economics
• understand basic concepts in set theory and combinatorics, and apply these concepts to practical problems
• apply basic concepts of probability, including conditional probabilities, underatand their relationship to independence, and apply these concepts to practical problems
• apply statistical measures of central tendency and dispersion to problems and understand their implications
• successfully engage in systematic reasoning and mathematical problem-solving
• demonstrate understanding of additional topics selected by the instructor, for example
• apply methods of linear programming to solve optimization problems
• apply basic statistical inference to understand data and solve problems
• apply the methods of game theory to analyze situations of strategy and conflict
• apply the methods of graph theory to analyze networks and interconnected systems.

### Computers and Calculators, Computer Literacy

Most instructors encourage the use of machines, calculators computers, phones etc., for analyzing data. The use of machines may be restricted during examinations or at certain other times. Ask your instructor for the policy in your class.

Students are not expected to be programmers or to know any particular computer language before starting this class. Some instructors may expect students to be able to access information on the internet, or to use calculators, or to learn to use particular software with instruction. Basic skill in algebra and the use of mathematical symbols, order of operations etc., and the willingness to read and follow instruction manuals and help files will suffice.

Students' grades are based on homework, class participation, short tests, and scheduled examinations covering students' understanding of the topics covered in this course. The instructor determines the relative weights of these factors and the grading scale. See the syllabus for your particular class.

### Location of Class Meetings

Classes meet on the dates and room announced in the official Schedule of Classes. This is a traditional, face-to-face class.

### Attendance Requirements

Attendance policy is set by the instructor.

### Policy on Due Dates, Make-Up Work, Missed Exams, and Extra-Credit Assignments

Due dates and policy regarding make-up work and missed exams are set by the instructor. Instructors may, or may not, choose to offer extra credit assignments. If extra credit assignments are offered they will be available to all students.

The mathematics department does not tolerate cheating. Students who have questions or concerns about academic integrity should ask their professors or the counselors in the Student Development Office, or refer to the University Catalog for more information. (Look in the index under "academic integrity".)

### Accomodations for Students with Disabilities

Cal State Dominguez Hills adheres to all applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and guidelines with respect to providing reasonable accommodations for students with temporary and permanent disabilities. If you have a disability that may adversely affect your work in this class, I encourage you to register with Disabled Student Services (DSS) and to talk with me about how we best can help you. All disclosures of disabilities will be kept strictly confidential. Please note: you must register with DSS to arrange an no accommodation. For information call (310) 243-3660 or send an email message to dss@csudh.edu or visit the DSS website http://www4.csudh.edu/dss/contact-us/index or visit their office WH D-180

### Behavioral Expectations

We all are adults so behavior rarely is an issue. Just follow the Golden Rule: "do unto others as you would have them do unto you" then everything will be fine.

The university must maintain a classroom environment that is suitable for learning, so anyone who insists on disrupting that environment will be expelled from the class.

Revision history:

Prepared 1/10/00 (H. Anderson). Revised 1/2/01, 4/28/01, (G. Jennings), 8/22/03 (F. Miles, J. Barab, G. Jennings), 8/25/06, 1/6/15 (G. Jennings).