This course exposes students to several important areas of mathematics which “run parallel” to those of calculus. While the latter subject traditionally uses the machinery of continuity, limits, derivatives, and integration to solve applied problems, finite math uses sets of discrete quantities, sequences, matrices, and difference equations to do the same. Math 310 picks up the coverage of the material at the point where they were left off in Math 125 and continues with some other more advanced topics (Markov Processes, Game Theory, etc.), suitable for an upper division course.
Prerequisite: MTH 125 or equivalent with a grade of “C” or better.
Title: Finite Mathematics and its Applications, 10th Ed., 2009
Author: Larry J. Goldstein, David I. Schneider & Martha J. Siegel
ISBN-10: 0321571894 / ISBN-13: 9780321571892