This class will not be held on October 1 (Rosh Hashanah) and October 13 (Professor McGavran's daughter's wedding).
Finite Mathematics & its Applications
Listserv Mailing List
The class has a listserv mailing list set up. The name of the list is
WMATH1070-L and it is hosted on listserv.uconn.edu. Every member of
the class will be automatically signed up for the list upon filling out the
Student Information Form and
is expected to participate in the discussions.
There are a number of sets of Notes for Students available. The following sets of slides specific for this class are also available. Each set is available in a normal size text format as well as the slides used in class.
These slides will be created as the semester progresses.
|Rates and Percents||Notes||Slides|
|Strategy for Solving Word Problems||Notes||Slides|
|Lines, inequalities and systems of inequalities||Notes||Slides|
|Systems of linear equations: substitution and elimination; matrices, pivoting, Gaussian elimination||Notes||Slides|
|Combinatorics: Cardinality, Inclusion-Exclusion Principle, Fundamental Principle of Counting, Combinations and Permutations||Notes||Slides|
|Roulette, probability, random variables, mathematical expectation||Notes||Slides|
Problem Sets, Quizzes and Examinations
There will be approximately three hour long exams during
the course of the semester and a comprehensive final exam at the end of the semester. The exams will be announced at least two
classes beforehand, and will probably be announced even before that on the
class mailing list. There may also be some graded problem sets during the course of the semester. Each problem set will be worth 50 points. Specific policies regarding the completion of problem sets are available elsewhere on this web site.
It is important to note that each set will have a due date. It is permissible to submit completed sets prior to the due date; no sets will be accepted after the due date.
The first group project involves comparing an annuity to a lump sum payment. A Team Performance Agreement is due Monday, September 22 and a final report is due Monday, October 6.
The second group project involves setting up the mathematical model for a linear programming problem. The project report is due Monday, December 1. It is strongly recommended that the various groups bring drafts to either the Writing Center or the instructor well in advance of the deadline.
Section 31 (8:00 Class): Wednesday, December 10, 9-11
Section 32 (9:30 Class): Monday, December 8, 9-11
The final examination will be comprehensive, although more emphasis will be placed on the material covered later in the course and which was not included in any earlier exam than in the earlier material.