MATH 1071 Finite Mathematics for Social Science and Business

About the Course

Math 1071 will cover several different topics including systems of linear equations, an introduction to matrices, linear programming, and probability. The authors of the textbook have been successful in presenting an accessible approach to the mathematics required in business and the social sciences. This is the 8th edition of their textbook: Finite Mathematics and Calculus with Applications. They have chosen to include word problems with specific applications at the end of each section (with topic titles that include “Business and Economics”, “Life Sciences”, and “Social Sciences”.)

Grade Breakdown

A grade of A, B, C, D, or F will be assigned to your work at the end of the course. The grade will be based on the online homework assignments or Units submitted before or on the due date, a well as the three Exams, and the final-exam. Your Units average will account for 30%, the Exams will each account for 15%, and the final exam will account for 25% of your grade. All work must be completed on line following the oath of conduct that students will complete their work on their own without seeking outside help. It will be expected that your solutions are obtained independently from other students, and unless otherwise specified, without the use of a calculator or computer.

Required Text

Finite Mathematics and Calculus with Applications plus MyMathLab/MyStatLab Student Access Code Card (Addison Wesley; 9th Edition) by Margaret Lial, Raymond N. Greenwell and Nathan P. Ritchey
ISBN-10: 0321749081
ISBN-13: 9780321749086

Instructor Contact


Wahab Baouchi is an experienced engineer/scientist who is involved with research and development of various high technology products from design to manufacturing including photonics, advanced optical materials, information technology, biomedical devices, and wafer fabrication for semiconductor applications. He is also a university instructor with many years of teaching experience in Mathematics and Physics with a 2003 Excellence in Teaching Award from Regis University.

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