|Instructor:||Russell Lee||Office: PH 107||408-848-4881||hhh.gavilan.edu/rlee|
|Office Hours:||MWF 10:10 - 11:00 a.m., TTH 1:10 - 2:00 p.m., and by appointment|
|Textbook:||Finite Mathematics, 6th Ed., 1998. Lial, Greenwell and Miller, authors. Addison-Wesley Publishing Company|
|Prerequisite:||Math 233, or equivalent, with a grade of “C” or better and good understanding.|
|Calculators:||This course is an excellent opportunity to learn some of the capabilities of a graphing calculator to assist in your understanding. It is expected that you will use a calculator on homework and exams. However, a calculator is only a tool and successful completion of this course will require a conceptual understanding of the course material.|
|Attendance:||Regular attendance is highly recommended. It is the responsibility of the student to drop the course by obtaining a drop card from the registrar.|
|Honor Code:||Students are expected to exercise academic honesty and integrity. Violations will result in disciplinary action that may include recommendation for dismissal.|
|Special Needs:||Students requiring special arrangements because of a disability should contact their instructor, counselor, or the Disability Resource Center.|
Upon the successful completion of this course, the student will be proficient in the manipulation and solution of systems of linear equations and the use of hand calculators as a problem solving tool. The student will be introduced to linear programming techniques, counting techniques, sets, probability, probability distributions, logic and their appropriate applications.
We will attempt to cover the entire book at approximately one section per day.
Students will receive a letter grade based upon the following:
|Homework:||Doing homework is the most important part of the class. Homework problems will be assigned daily. Assignments will occasionally be collected for grading. Grades will be based upon your problem solving methodology, completeness, and neatness. Late homework will not be accepted.|
The three midterm exams will be given in class on the following Fridays:
|Final Exam:||Wednesday, December 16, 1998. 10:30 – 12:30 p.m. Room PH 103. Without exception!|