THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN ONTARIO
DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS
Methods of Finite Mathematics
January - April 2012
(Course Coordinator: V. Olds)
001 - A. Minchenko; 002 - V. Olds; 003 - A. Moatadelro; 530 (Brescia) - C. Florence;
550 (Huron) - A. Pourkia; 570 (King's) - Y. Romanyuk; 571 (King's) - R. Valluri
(See Class Schedule and Instructor Contact Information on next page.)
Finite Mathematics with Applications
Third Edition by R.G. Biggs and J.T. Moore,
published by New Image Publishing Co., ISBN: 88000055455.
One or more of Ontario Secondary School MCV4U, MHF4U, MDM4U, Mathematics 0110A/B, 1225A/B,
1229A/B, the former Mathematics 017a/b, the former Ontario Secondary School MGA4U, MCB4U.
Mathematics 2124A/B, 2155A, Statistical Sciences 2035, 2141A/B, 2657A, the former Mathematics 031.
Topics covered include techniques of counting, probability, discrete and continuous random variables. Students
are expected to demonstrate an understanding of these concepts and an ability to apply them in solving a variety
COURSE WEB SITE:
The course web site is in WebCT. Various useful supplemental materials, such as required extra homework
problems, practice tests and solutions to the homework exercises, are posted on the web site. In addition, there
are discussion boards on which students may post questions. All students are expected to be aware of
information, and make use of materials, posted on the course web site. Students must ensure they are using a
computer which is appropriately set up for WebCT.
WHAT IS EXPECTED OF THE STUDENT?
Students should attend all classes, make a serious effort to understand all course material, and do all the assigned
homework. The student must assume responsibility for any missed classes. It is up to the student to seek out help
Please contact the course instructor if you require material in an alternate format or if any other
arrangements can make this course more accessible to you. You may also wish to contact Services for
Students with Disabilities (SSD) at 661-2111 x82147 for any specific question regarding an accommodation.