MTH107 (Introduction to Finite Mathematics)

Vladimir A. Dobrushkin,Tyler 207, 874-5095,dobrush@math.uri.edu

Math 107 is a special topics course that satisfies the general education requirement for math at the University of Rhode Island. The content of the course varies from section to section and semester to semester and the course is intended for students majoring in the liberal arts or other fields that do not have a specific mathematical requirement. The prerequisite is a basic high school algebra background. MTH107 covers the following concepts of modern mathematics: Sets and Operations on Sets, Elements of Combinatorics, Probability and Statistics.

**Spring 2008:
MTH107, section 04, MWF 8:00 - 8:50, Washburn Hall, 220
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06, MWF 11:00 - 11:50, Rodman Hall, 001/109
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**TEXTBOOK:**"Mathematics A Practical Odyssey" (fifth edition) by David B. Johnson and Thomas A. Mowry, BROOKS/COLE, 2004, ISBN: 0 534 40059-0.

**Course Objectives and Goals:**

In this section of this course, you will have the opportunity to review Basic Math Skills. The goal of the course is to expose students to topics in mathematics that are useful in real life and to help students think logically and critically about mathematical information that abounds in our society.

**Weather phone number:**(401) 874-snow or 874-7669.

**Help With Your studies and homework:**

Tutors are available at both the providence and kingston campuses. Check with them for specific hours. Also, you can make individual appointments with me. For this, contact me by phone, e-mail, or ask me during class.

I may help you with questions during office hours, or at other times by appointment. Also, I will try to answer questions sent by electronic mail as promptly as possible. Students who require accommodations and who have documentation from Disability Services (874-2098) should make arrangements with me as soon as possible.