MAT 117 - Elementary Finite Math w/Algebra
Solving systems of linear equations and linear inequalities, matrix algebra, linear programming, sets, counting, probability, statistics, finance, and logic.
Prerequisite: MAT 093 Integrated Arithmetic and Basic Algebra, or equivalent
4 Class Hours
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Solve and graph systems of linear inequalities.
2. Add, subtract and multiply matrices.
3. Determine if a matrix has an inverse, and find it if it does.
4. Solve systems of linear equations using matrix methods.
5. Solve linear programming by graphing.
6. Explore sets and counting.
7. Construct sample spaces, events, and calculate probabilities.
8. Expand a binomial using the Binomial Formula and Pascal's Triangle.
9. Calculate frequencies and probability distributions.
10. Calculate the mean and standard deviation of a dataset, and calculate probabilities using a normal distribution.
11. Calculate interest, annuities, and amortization of loans.
12. Construct truth tables, understand logical implication and equivalence.
In the context of the course objectives listed above, upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Interpret and draw inferences from mathematical models such as formulas, graphs, tables and schematics.
2. Represent mathematical information symbolically, visually, numerically and verbally.
3. Employ quantitative methods such as arithmetic, algebra, geometry, or statistics to solve problems.
4. Estimate and check mathematical results for reasonableness.
5. Recognize the limitations of mathematical and statistical methods.
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