Finite Math – mat205 (3 credits)

This course introduces the concepts of finite mathematics, with a focus on real-world application. Students will explore linear functions and equations, linear programming, and the use and application of matrices. Mathematical applications of finance, statistics, and probability are also reviewed.

This undergraduate-level course is 9 weeks. This course is available to take individually or as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Logic, Probability, and Statistics, Part I

• Solve probability problems.
• Make decisions by computing the expected value of random variables.
• Summarize and present data using graphs, measures of central tendency, and measures of dispersion.
• Solve problems involving discrete probability.
• Apply counting principles to solve problems.

Logic, Probability, and Statistics, Part II

• Apply counting principles to solve problems.
• Solve probability problems.
• Make decisions by computing the expected value of random variables.
• Summarize and present data using graphs, measures of central tendency, and measures of dispersion.
• Solve problems involving discrete probability.

Markov Chains and Game Theory

• Solve problems involving Markov chains.
• Solve problems involving game theory.

Linear Equations

• Solve linear equations and inequalities.
• Graph linear equations in two variables.
• Use mathematical modeling and linear regression to make predictions.

Functions

• Solve logarithmic function problems.
• Solve function problems.
• Solve exponential function problems.

The Mathematics of Finance, Part I

• Solve simple interest problems.
• Solve compound interest problems.
• Solve problems involving future and present value of annuities.

The Mathematics of Finance, Part II

• Solve simple interest problems.
• Solve problems involving future and present value of annuities.
• Solve compound interest problems.

Systems of Linear Equations and Linear Programming, Part I

• Perform operations on matrices.
• Solve matrix equations.
• Solve systems of linear equations.
• Solve linear programming problems geometrically.
• Solve linear programming problems by the simplex method.

Systems of Linear Equations and Linear Programming, Part II

• Solve systems of linear equations.
• Perform operations on matrices.
• Solve matrix equations.
• Solve linear programming problems geometrically.
• Solve linear programming problems by the simplex method.