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Satisfies Quantitative Reasoning Requirement in General Education Program. Mathematics of finance, combinatorics, probability, statistical measures of central tendency and dispersion, problem solving and mathematical reasoning, and additional topics selected by instructor e.g. linear programming, statistics, graph theory, game theory.

MAT 105 meets for three hours of lecture per week.

Students must have satisfied the ELM requirement before enrolling in MAT 105.

Upon completing MAT 105 the student should be able to:

- understand and compute simple and compound interest and exponential growth and decay, and apply these ideas to problems in finance, economics, and life sciences
- understand and apply the notions of present value and amortization and apply these ideas to problems in finance and economics
- understand basic concepts in set theory and combinatorics, and apply these concepts to practical problems
- understand and apply basic concepts of probability, including conditional probabilities, and their relationship to independence, and apply these concepts to practical problems
- understand statistical measures of central tendency and dispersion and their implications
- successfully engage in systematic reasoning and mathematical problem-solving
- demonstrate understanding of additional topics selected by the
instructor, such as
- apply methods of linear programming to solve optimization problems
- apply basic statistical inference to understand data and solve problems
- apply the methods of game theory to analyze situations of strategy and conflict
- apply the methods of graph theory to analyze networks and interconnected systems.

Students should be able to demonstrate through written assignments, tests, and/or oral presentations, that they have achieved the objectives of MAT 105.

Evaluations are based on homework, class participation, short tests and scheduled examinations covering students' understanding of linear programming, mathematics of finance, set theory and combinatorics, probability, measures of central tendency, problem solving, mathematical reasoning, and related topics that are covered in MAT 105.

*Finite Mathematics*, by Barnett, Ziegler, Byleen. Prentice Hall, 2005

- 1. A Beginning Library of Elementary Functions.
- 2. Additional Elementary Functions.
- 3. Mathematics of Finance.
- 4. Systems of Linear Equations: Matrices.
- 5. Linear Inequalities and Linear Programming.
- 6. Logic, Sets and Counting.
- 7. Probability.
- 8. Data Description and Probability Distributions.
- 9. Games and Decisions.
- 10. Markov Chains.
- Appendices.

Students' grades are based on homework, class participation, short tests, and scheduled examinations covering students' understanding of the topics covered in MAT 105. The instructor determines the relative weights of these factors.

Attendance policy is set by the instructor.

Due dates and policy regarding make-up work are determined by the instructor.

The instructor sets all test dates except the date of the final exam. The final exam is given at the date and time announced in the Schedule of Classes.

The mathematics department does not tolerate cheating. Students who have questions or concerns about academic integrity should ask their professors or the counselors in the Student Development Office, or refer to the University Catalog for more information. (Look in the index under "academic integrity".)

Cal State Dominguez Hills adheres to all applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and guidelines with respect to providing reasonable accommodations for students with temporary and permanent disabilities. If you have a disability that may adversely affect your work in this class, I encourage you to register with Disabled Student Services (DSS) and to talk with me about how I can best help you. All disclosures of disabilities will be kept strictly confidential. Please note: no accommodation may be made until you register with the DSS in WH B250. For information call (310) 243-3660 or to use telecommunications Device for the Deaf, call (310) 243-2028.

Revision history:

Prepared 1/10/00 (H. Anderson). Revised 1/2/01, 4/28/01, (G. Jennings), 8/22/03 (F. Miles, J. Barab, G. Jennings), 8/25/06 (G. Jennings).