INSTRUCTOR: ERIC HOFELICH
Office hours: TBA
OFFICE LOCATION: ST. 116
OFFICE PHONE: 545-3359
PLACEMENT REQUIREMENTS: Math 134 College Algebra or permission of the instructor
COURSE DESCRIPTION: An introduction to non-calculus portions of mathematics needed by students majoring in management, life and social sciences. Topics will include graphing, algebra of matrices and use in solving systems of equations and inequalities, simplex method of solving linear programming problems, formulas of finance, sets and subsets and probability.
TEXTBOOK: Finite Mathematics, by Waner-Costenoble (3rd Edition)
EVALUATION: Five 50-minute exams will be given during the semester. 100 pts. each.
Test 1 Chapter 2 & 3 Linear Equations and Matricies
Test 2 Chapter 4 Linear Programming
Test 3 Chapter 5 Mathematics of Finance
Test 4 Chapter 6 Sets and Counting
Test 5 Chapter 7 Probability
Homework and announced/unannounced quizzes 100 pts.
The lowest exam score may be dropped
Thus, TOTAL POINTS FOR THE CLASS would be 500 pts.
Grades will be assigned as follows:
450 500 A, 400 449 B, 350 399 C, 300 349 D, below 300 F
CHEATING POLICY: If caught cheating in any way, the student will receive an F for the final grade.
ATTENDANCE POLICY: To be successful in a math course, attendance would be very important, almost critical. If more than two weeks of classes are missed without a valid excuse ( death in family, hospitalization, nuclear blast, etc.) I reserve the right to withdraw you from class with an F. If you know in advance that you cannot attend class on a certain day, you may possibly get my prior approval. There are no make-up exams or quizzes. If you come to class late, you will not receive extra time for exams or quizzes. You must take the final exam (test 5) to have your lowest test score dropped.
At the end of this course students will be able to: