Martin Flashman's Courses
Math 104 Finite Mathematics
Spring, '00
TR 12301350 ART 027
Final Exam (Cooperative) Problem:
9.3 # 28
Due no later than Thursday,
May 11 @5pm.
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Spring, 2000 Problem Assignments(Tentative as of 122199) M.FLASHMAN
Section Problems (*= interesting but optional)
 
Assignments and recommended problems I
1.1 1/20> (general review)1,3,57,9,1521 odd,3337 odd,41
1.3 1/25> (Linear Functions) 115 odd,2733 odd, 37,4553 odd, 7174
1.4 1/25> (linear Models) 19 odd, 11,14,17,23,31,39,40,45
2.1 1/27> Linear Systems (2)17 odd, 1618,25,33,36,45
2.2 2/3> Matrices (2) 1,3,5,7,8,9,19,21
2.3 2/8> Matrices (3+) 115 odd, 31,33
2.4 2/10&15> Applications 1,6,7,17,21, *(2527), 29, *(33,35,37)
Assignments and recommended problems II
3.1 2/15> 133 odd, 53, 54, 60
3.2 2/17>(i) 121 odd, 47
> (ii) 2327, 5153, 63,64
3.3 2/22>(i) 121 odd
2/24>(ii) 2325,43,44,47
2/24>(iii)53, 57
3.4 2/29>1,3,5,21
Assignments and recommended problems III
4.1 2/29> (i)115 odd, 20, 22, 23
3/2> (ii) 24, 25, 33,35,39
4.2 3/2> (i) 19 odd, 8, 23
3/7> (ii) 13,15, 21, 27, 31, *33, 35
BREAK: DUE 3/21 p 237: 51, 52; p 273: 33, 34
4.3 3/23> (i) 19 odd,10, 21
(ii) 13,14, 23,25, 31, 37
4.4 (i) 1,3,4
(ii) 9,11,12, 23, 25, *41
Assignments and recommended problems IV
5.1 3/23> (i) 113 odd, 17, 18, 21, 23
3/28> (ii) 29, 3133, 3941, 59
5.2 3/28> 14, 911,13,15, 2123, 29, 31
5.3 3/30> (i) 17 odd, 11,13
3/30> (ii) 1521 odd, 31, 35, 51
5.4 4/3> 17 odd, 11,13, 1719
6.1 3/30> (i) 113 odd, 2931,33
6.2 4/4> 15 odd,1121 odd, 2931
6.3 4/6> 19 odd, 17, 23
6.4 4/6> 19 odd, 17, 35, 38
6.5 4/11> 17 odd, 11,13,,21,31,33,57,61
8.1 4/13> 119 odd, 2326
8.2 4/13> 15, 9,23
4/18> 2,4, 29
8.3 4/27> 3,5, 23
9.1 5/2> 19 odd, 17
9.2 5/2> 15,11
9.3 5/2> (i) 19 odd
5/4> (ii) 9, 11, 13, 19
Tentative Schedule of Topics (Subject to change) 22400

Tuesday 
Thursday

Week 1 
1/18 Course Introduction
Review of Numbers, Variables, Graphs and Lines. 
1/20 1.1, 1.3,1.4
More on lines: functions and models 
Week 2 
1/25 2.1. Linear Equations. Solutions and applications. I 
1/27 2.2. Linear Equations: II. Matrices. {geometry & 3 variables) 
Week 3 
2/1 2.3 Linear Equations: III. More general systems and matrices. 
2/3 2.4. Linear Equations: IV. 
Week 4 
2/8 More applications. 
2/10 3.1 Matrix algebra 
Week 5 
2/15 3.2 Matrices and linear equations revisited. 
2/17 3.3 Matrix inverses. 
Week 6 
2/22 3.3 Finish matrix equations. 3.4. Begin Inputoutput model. 
2/24 Finish IO model. Start Graphing Linear Inequalities, LP. 
Week 7 
2/29 4.1, 4.2 Linear Programming I: graphical.
Start Simplex Method 
3/2 4.3 Linear Programming: 
Week 8 
3/7 4.3 More LP examples.Review. The Simplex Method Begin. 
3/9 Exam I (covers thru 4.3) 
MidTerm Vacation 
3/14 
3/16 
Week 9 
3/21 Start Finite Sets and Counting. 5.1 & 5.2.
Standard LP with Simplex Method. 4.3 
3/23 Multiplication and permutation. 5.3TREES. 
Week 10 
3/28 More counting.permutations. 5.3
Begin Sample Space/events. 6.1 
3/30Addition and More counting. 5.4
Begin Probability. 6.2 Basic Principles 6.3 
Week 11 
4/4 Counting again. 6.4 
4/6 Conditional Probability Multiplication and trees 6.5
Independence.6.5 
Week 12 
4/11 Markov Systems and matrices. 8.1, 8.2 
4/13 more on Markov systems. 8.2
[ The birthday/birth month problem] 
Week 13 
4/18 Review Regular Markov Systems.Equilibrium & Steady
States. 8.3 
4/20 Exam II Covers chapter
5,6, and 8.18.2 
Week 14 
4/25 More on regular Markov systems.8.3 
4/27 Game Theory Intro 9.1 Saddle points and Mixed strategies. 9.29.3 
Week 15 
5/2 More Games and optimal mixed strategies. 
5/4 Breath & Review for Final 
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Spring, 200
COURSE INFORMATION
M.FLASHMAN
MATH 104 Finite Mathematics
TR 12301350 ART 027
OFFICE: Library 48
PHONE:8264950
Hours (Tent.): MTWR 10:1511:30 AND BY APPOINTMENT or chance!
EMAIL:flashman@axe.humboldt.edu
WWW: http://www.humboldt.edu/~mef2/
***Prerequisite: HSU MATH 42 or 44 or 45 or math code 40.
TEXT: Required. Finite
Mathematics Applied to the Real World By Stefan Waner and Steven
R. Costenoble (Harper Collins, 1996).

Catalog Description: Logic, combinatorics, probability theory, and linear
algebra; apply to problems from biological and social sciences and games
of chance.

SCOPE: This course will deal with the theory and application of
what is often described as "finite mathematics." We will emphasize much
of the linear algebra aspects of models for finite systems. This will cover
primarily materials from chapters 16, 8, and possibly 9 from the textbook.
Supplementary notes and text will be provided as appropriate.

TESTS AND ASSIGNMENTS: There will be
several tests in this course. There will be several reality check quizzes,
two midterm exams and a comprehensive final examination.

Homework assignments are made regularly. They
should be done neatly and passed in on the due date. Homework
is graded Acceptable/Unacceptable with problems to be redone.
Redone work should be returned for grading promptly.

Exams will be announced at least one week in advance.

THE FINAL EXAMINATION WILL BE SELF SCHEDULED.

The final exam will be comprehensive, covering the entire semester.

MAKEUP TESTS WILL NOT BE GIVEN EXCEPT FOR VERY SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES!
It is the student's responsibility to request a makeup promptly.
*** DAILY ATTENDANCE SHOULD BE A HABIT! ***

GRADES: Final grades will be determined
taking into consideration the quality of work done in the course as evidenced
primarily from the accumulation of points from tests and various
assignments.
Reality Quizzes 
100 points 
2 Midterm Examinations 
200 points 
Homework 
50 points 
Final Examination 
200 points 
Total 
550 points 

The total points available for the semester
is 550. Notice that only 400 of these points are from examinations, so
regular participation is essential to forming a good foundation for your
grades as well as your learning.
MORE THAN 2 ABSENCES MAY LOWER THE FINAL GRADE FOR POOR ATTENDANCE.
** See the course schedule for the dates related to the following:

No drops will be allowed without "serious and compelling reasons" and a
fee.

Students wishing to be graded with either CR or NC should make this request
to the Adm & Rec office in writing or by using the web registration
procedures.

Technology:
The computer or a graphing calculator can be used for many problems. We
may use X(PLORE) or MATRIX. A version of X(PLORE) is available at
the bookstore for MAC based PC's along with the PC version we will
use.Windows and DOS versions of X(PLORE) are also available online...X(PLORE)
for Windows. Matrix by John Kennedy is designed particularly to
help learn many finite mathematics applications using matrices on any PC.
MATRIX can be obtained from me or downloaded from the Math
Archives. Students wishing help with any graphing calculator
should plan to bring their calculator manual with them to class.
Another excellent online resource for many of the topics we will
cover is the
On
 Line resources connected with the text, Finite Mathematics
Applied to the Real World.

Graphing Calculators: Graphing calculators are welcome and highly
recommended. We may use the HP48G for some inclass work though most graphing
calculators will be able to do much of this work. HP48G's may be available
for students to borrow for the term through me by arrangement with the
Math department. Supplementary materials will be distributed if needed.
If you would like to purchase one or have one already, let me know. I will
try to help you with your own technology during office hours or by appointment
(not in class).
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