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# MAT 172 - Finite Mathematics

Description: Various analytical methods employed in business, social and life sciences with an emphasis on applications.  Topics include linear programming, matrix operations, system of linear equations, applications of simple, compound and continuous interest, counting, probability and statistics. Note: Computer use and graphing calculator required (TI-83/84 recommended).

Prerequisites: MAT 152  or satisfactory score on mathematics skills assessment.

Credits: 3
Lecture: 3
Lab: 0

Course Content:
1. Application of linear functions in business and finance
2. Systems of linear equations
3. Applications of matrices in business and finance
4. Linear programming
5. Applications of simple, compound, and continuous interest
6. Counting techniques
7. Introduction to probability
8. Introduction to statistics

Learning Outcomes:
1. Analyze applications with linear functions. (1,2)
2. Analyze applications with systems of linear equations. (1,2,3)
3. Apply elementary matrix operations including addition, subtraction, multiplication and inversion to solve applications. (3)
4. Solve linear programming problems by graphical and algebraic techniques. (1,4)
5. Compute quantities involved in simple and compound interest. (5)
6. Compute quantities involved in annuities and mortgages. (5)
7. Apply combinations and permutations in applications involving counting. (6)
8. Compute probabilities of simple, compound, independent and dependent events. (7)
9. Compute measures of central tendency and dispersion for a collection of statistical data. (8)
10. Apply the theory of normal distributions to statistics problems. (8)