Master Course Outline
MATH 115
Finite Mathematics

Credits: 5 
Clock Hours per Quarter: 50
Lecture Hours:50

Description
MATH 115 exposes students to mathematical systems encountered in the work of behavioral, managerial, and social science students. Topics include systems of linear equations and inequalities, matrices, linear programming, introductory probability, mathematics of finance, and elementary Markov chains. Prerequisite: Grade of C or higher in MATH 078, MATH 078E, or MATH 079, appropriate placement score, or permission of the Mathematics Department. 
Intended Learning Outcomes
Generate and solve linear equations given a table, graph, or application.
Solve systems of two linear equations in two unknowns graphically, by substitution, and by elimination by addition.
Solve financial problems involving simple and compound interest, effective interest rates, present and future value of an annuity, amortization, and sinking fund payments.
Perform matrix operations including addition, subtraction, scalar multiplication, matrix multiplication, and application of the inverse matrix.
Construct and solve systems of linear equations involving any number of variables using GaussJordan elimination and inverse matrices.
Solve linear programming problems using the graphical and simplex models.
Perform set operations using set notations and Venn diagrams.
Apply counting techniques such as the addition rule, multiplication principle, combination, and permutations to calculate the number of outcomes of a random experiment and probabilities of events.
Model probabilities with a transition matrix and find the equilibrium of the resulting Markov Chain.
Apply game theory to determine an optimal strategy.
Access and use technology as needed.
Communicate mathematics using appropriate vocabulary and notation.
Find the sample space of an experiment.
Solve probability problems involving conditional probability, independent events, and Bayes' Theorem.



Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
Course 
Year Quarter 
Item 
Instructor 

MATH 115 
Winter 2017 
5638 
Jennifer Martin 

MATH 115 
Fall 2016 
6555 
Michael Shively 

MATH 115 
Spring 2016 
7197 
Megan Schoessler 

MATH 115 
Fall 2015 
6555 
Michael Shively 

MATH 115 
Winter 2015 
0889 
Shana Smith 


Two Year Projected Schedule
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Year Two** 
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Mini 
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*If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
**If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.
