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MAT 133 - Finite Mathematics

3 credit hours - Three hours weekly; one term.
This course meets the Mathematics General Education Requirement

Learn functions and linear models, systems of linear equations and matrices, inequalities and linear programming, mathematics of finance, sets and counting, probability and data analysis. Apply these topics to economics, business and social science.

Prerequisite(s): Achieve an appropriate score on the mathematics part of the ACT or SAT, or score at an appropriate level on the Mathematics Placement Test, or completion of MAT 034  or MAT 012 or MAT 012E or MAT 013B with a grade of at least C, or successful completion of an approved mathematics preparation course.

Note: Credit is not given for both MAT 133 and MAT 233 . Typically offered at MC and OL; all terms.

Course Outcomes:
  • Solve systems of linear equations by matrix techniques.
  • Perform basic matrix operations
  • Apply linear programming techniques to optimization problems.
  • Apply set theory and counting principles in specific contexts.
  • Apply probability theory in specific contexts.
  • Model interest and finance problems using difference equations.
  • Apply elementary game theory to produce optimal strategies in games.