MAT 1304: Finite Math


Surveys mathematical analysis techniques used in work and everyday-life situations. Topics include an introduction of linear functions, matrices, logic, mathematics of finance, probability, and counting techniques along with their applications.


  1. Solve linear economic models such as supply and demand and break-even analysis.
  2. Apply basic algebraic concepts to systems of linear equations.
  3. Explain how to solve certain analytical problems using matrix algebra.
  4. Apply finite mathematical principles to financial concepts in business.
  5. Use combinatorics to compute probabilities where outcomes are equally likely.
  6. Apply basic probability theory to the three main canonical events.
  7. Calculate measures of central tendency to include mean, median, and mode.
  8. Calculate measures of dispersion (range, variance, standard deviation).
  9. Interpret the appropriate outcome for normally distributed data.




Finite mathematics (Rev: 11th ed.)

Publisher: Pearson (2016)
Author: Lial, M. L., Greenwell, R. N., & Ritchey, N. P.
ISBN: 9780321979438
Price: $246.29

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