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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: FallSpringSummer 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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