# MATH 1101: Finite Mathematics

First year university students are provided with an opportunity to develop mathematical skills in areas other than calculus. The course has a numerical leaning tied to solving problems that have direct relevance in the "real world," and including such topics as systems of linear equations, linear programming, finite probability, and descriptive statistics.

## Learning outcomes

• Understand and explain a variety of mathematical structures that do not involve infinite processes and limits.
• Solve systems of linear equations.
• Perform matrix operations.
• Use the Leontief input-output model to solve real world problems.
• Solve linear programming problems.
• Use permutations and combinations appropriately.
• Calculate probabilities.
• Calculate expected values for random variables.
• Compute variance and standard deviation.
• Apply mathematical skills to practical problems such as input-output analysis, inventory planning, optimal production schedules, insurance probabilities, and traffic patterns.

## Course topics

• Unit 1: Linear Equations and Matrices
• Unit 2: Linear Programming
• Unit 3: Sets and Counting
• Unit 4: Probability
• Unit 5: Probability Distributions and Statistics

## Required text and materials

The textbooks are required for this course and comes in a bundle (ISBN 9781337762182):

The bundle contains the following textbooks:

1. Tan, S T. Finite Mathematics for the Managerial, Life, and Social Sciences. 12th ed. Stamford, CT: Cengage Learning, 2018.
Type: Textbook, ISBN: 978-1-337-40578-2
1. Tan, S T. Student Solutions Manual for Finite Mathematics for the Managerial, Life, and Social Sciences. 12th ed. Stamford, CT: Cengage Learning, 2018.
Type: Student Manual, ISBN: 978-1-337-61302-6

A calculator is required in this course. All you need is a scientific calculator or if you wish, you may use a graphing calculator. Calculators or computing devices that do symbolic calculations are not permitted in this course. If you are unsure about the calculator you have, or the calculator you wish to buy, talk to your Open Learning Faculty Member.