Introduction To Finite Mathematics –


(3 credits)

This course is an introduction to the mathematics available for the study of social and behavioral sciences, and for application in business. Emphasis is placed on the comprehension of problem-solving techniques for the real world. Specific applications in statistics, accounting, finance, and economics are demonstrated and discussed.
This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks. This course is available to take individually or as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Elementary Functions

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

The Mathematics of Finance

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

Systems of Linear Equations and Matrices

  • Solve systems of linear equations.
  • Perform operations on matrices.
  • Apply matrices in a real world scenario.

Logic, Probability, and Statistics

  • Apply counting principles to solve problems.
  • Solve probability problems.
  • Solve problems involving discrete probability.

Data-driven Decisions

  • Make decisions by computing the expected value of random variables.

  • Summarize and present data using graphs, measures of central tendency, and measures of dispersion.

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