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Syllabus

Introduction to Finite Mathematics, Fall 2017 MTH107

The following calendar gives a timetable for the course. Your class may be slightly behind or ahead at any given time. Below the calendar is a list of sections in the textbook "Mathematics A Practical Odyssey" (seventh edition) by David B. Johnson & Thomas A Mowry, with suggested problems. Some of these may be done in class, others as homework. You should attempt them all. (Note: In the problem lists, a notation like 3-9 means that all the problems 3,4,5,6,7,8,9 are assigned.)


 Week  Events  Section  Problems
Sep 10 Reasoning 1.1 1 -- 22.
Sep 15 Logic and Truth Tables 1.2
1.3
1 -- 41.
1 -- 20, 21 -- 30, 41 -- 48, 51,53,54.
Sep 22 Conditionals 1.4 1 -- 10, 11 -- 14, 15 -- 36
Sep 29 Analyzing Arguments
1.5
2 --10, 12 --16.
Review
Oct 7 Exam 1, at 5-7pm   Quinn Auditorium
Oct 6 Set Operations 2.1 1 -- 10, 11 -- 16, 17 -- 32
Oct 13 Probability 3.1
3.2
3.3
4 -- 18, 23 -- 27.
3 -- 12, 17 -- 28, 29 -- 43, 47 -- 52, 56 -- 59.
11 -- 18, 19 -- 30, 39 -- 42, 47 -- 57.
Oct 20 Combinatorics 3.4 4 -- 10,12 -- 15, 17 --22.
Oct 21 Last day to drop    
Oct 27 Expected Value
Conditional Probability
3.5
3.6
1 -- 10, 16 -- 22, 24 -- 30.
7 -- 10, 11 -- 14, 15 -- 20, 27 -- 32.
Nov 2 Exam 2   Nov. 10, 6 - 7:30pm, at PHMC 170
Nov 3   3.7
9 -- 12, 13 -- 20, 21 -- 24.
Nov 7 Samples 4.1
4.2
3 -- 6, 7 -- 14, 18, 19, 20.
1 -- 9, 10 -- 14.
Nov 17   4.3 2 -- 9, 11 -- 17.
Nov 17   4.4 4 -- 19.
Nov 24 Thanksgiving Recess 4.5 1 -- 4, 9 -- 17.
Dec 1 Review    
Dec 8 Review Exam 3 Dec 8, TBA, 6 - 7:30pm
Dec 19  FINAL EXAM   3:00pm, Pastore 122, Review to the final exam  
 
 
Prof. Vladimir Dobrushkin
Department of Mathematics