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MAT 230 – Quantitative Analysis
SYLLABUS
Course Description:
This course introduces mathematical techniques used in business, economics, and social sciences.
Topics include mathematics of finance, systems of linear equations and inequalities, Gaussian
elimination method, linear programming, Simplex method, and probability. These techniques are
applied to the optimization of profit and cost functions that arise in production and transportation
problems.
PREREQUISITE: MAT 120 or Placement Examination.
Course Materials:
Text
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Finite Mathematics and Its Applications; Goldstein, Schneider, & Siegel; Tenth Edition
Class Attendance:
Students are required to log on the Discussion board under the Introduction section at the beginning of
the class.
This is the way that a student is recognized as attending the class.
Students should also enter
any questions or comments under the appropriate Unit.
Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:
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Have improved their basic intellectual skills such as reading comprehension, logical reasoning,
analytical thinking, and other problem solving skills that are needed in mathematical problem
solving at the college level.
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Have improved their ability to translate and solve word problems, and to communicate
mathematical ideas more effectively.
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Be able to solve a variety of problems dealing with Mathematics of Finance.
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