Math 110 syllabus

Finite Mathematics

Bulletin Course Description:  This course is intended to give an overview of topics in finite mathematics together with their applications; it includes logic sets, counting, permutations, combinations, basic probability, descriptive statistics, and their applications. Students are required to have a scientific calculator.

Core Course

Note:  May be offered for Honors Credit.

Note:  MA110 is not a prerequisite for any course except MA201, MA202, and ST305

Textbook:  Finite Mathematics by Lial, Greenwell, Ritchey; 10th edition, Publisher: Pearson, ISBN10: 1-269-19801-7.

Coverage:  Section 6.1, 6.2, 6.3 (except circuits), 6.6, 7.1-7.5, 8.1-8.5, 9.1-9.4. Homework: There is mandatory online homework and quizzes available at Pearson’s MyLabsPlus,

http://usouthal.mylabsplus.com

Final:  There are common tests and final for all sections. 

Note:  Fully online sections will have to pay additional test-proctoring fees.

Prerequisites:  None

Learning Objectives:

  1. Use symbolic logic to translate statements, create truth tables for simple and compound statements, and verify statements are equivalent
  2. Use Venn diagrams to analyze arguments and survey analysis
  3. Understand properties of sets
  4. Compute basic, conditional, and binomial probabilities
  5. Calculate Permutations and Combinations and their applications to probability
  6. Create probability distributions and calculate expected values, measures of central tendency, and measures of variation
  7. Apply the Normal Distribution

Timeline of Topics:

Week 1:  Section 6.1

Week 2:  Section 6.2/6.3

Week 3:  Section 6.6

Week 4:  Test 1 – Chapter 6/Section 7.1

Week 5:  Section 7.2

Week 6:  Section 7.3/7.4

Week 7:  Section 7.5

Week 8:  Test 2 – Chapter 7/Section 8.1

Week 9:  Section 8.2

Week 10:  Section 8.3

Week 11:  Section 8.4

Week 12:  Section 8.5

Week 13:  Test 3 – Chapter 8/Section 9.1

Week 14:  Section 9.2

Week 15:  Section 9.3/9.4

Week 16:  Test 4 – Chapter 9/Review for Final

 

 

Last updated: January 14, 2016.