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MATH 196. Finite Mathematics

Credits: 3
Department: Mathematics & Statistics
Description: Functions (linear, quadratic, exponential, and logarithmic), simple and compound interest, annuities, linear programming, and probability. Mathematical modeling and applications.
Prerequisites: MATH 072 or high school advanced algebra with a satisfactory math placement score.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer
Grading Method:
Lab: Lab
Goal Area: GOAL AREA 4: MATHEMATICAL THINKING & QUANTITATIVE REASONING

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Algebraically solve linear, quadratic, rational, radical, exponential, and logarithmic equations and apply solutions to problems from business and economics.
2. Demonstrate an understanding of the concept of a function, including its domain and range; find the equations of, sketch graphs for, and perform transformations on, linear, quadratic, exponential and logarithmic functions.
3. Formulate and solve real-world application problems including the calculation of future and present values for simple annuities and interest-bearing accounts.
4. Graph linear inequalities and use linear programming to maximize or minimize linear objective functions subject to linear constraints.
5. Calculate the size of sets using combinations, permutations, the addition principle and the multiplication principle, and illustrate the results in tables or Venn diagrams.
6. Calculate the theoretical and empirical probability of an event occurring, including conditional probabilities and expected values.
7. Write logical, step-by-step solutions to problems and communicate solutions orally.






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