MATH 1071 Finite Mathematics for Social Science and Business

About the Course

MATH 1071 covers a variety of topics including systems of linear equations, an elaborate introduction to matrix algebra in tandem with a theory on linear programming and later some aspects of probability theory. The 8th edition of the textbook authored by Lial and Ritchey is published by Pearson Publishing Co., and it covers all the topics listed above with emphasis in Business & Economics, Life Sciences, Social Sciences, etc…

The students enrolled in this self-paced course will need to access Pearsonís MyMathLab online component for completing and delivering the assignments, including the tests. Each student is expected to complete the coursework within a period of six (6) months from the start of registration. Registration begins on a monthly basis and the student must access MyMathLab within that month in order to complete the coursework.

Grade Breakdown

Your homework average will account for 30%, the hour-exams will each account for 15%, and the final exam will account for 25% of your grade for the course. No calculators are allowed for the exams.†

Required Text

Lial, Greenwell, and Ritchey, Finite Mathematics and Calculus with Applications, 8th edition, Pearson Education Inc. 2007
ISBN 0-321-22823-5

Instructor Contact


Mr. 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 and a 2003 Excellence in Teaching Award from Regis University.

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