**MA
162 Applied Finite Mathematics - Course Syllabus for Fall 2010**

**Textbook:****
S.T. Tan**, __Applied
Finite Mathematics,
Seventh Edition__ Custom Edition: ISBN 0-495-02556-9**
Course Goals: **This
course will cover five topics that
have very wide applicability:
linear equations and
models, linear optimization, basic theory of interest, counting
principles, and
probability. Your goal for the course should be to learn each of
these
topics well enough so that you can confidently apply them to solve
problems
that are similar, but not identical to the ones we cover in
class.

**Mathematics
must be learned by
yourself! **

To
understand
what we mean by this, consider the impossibility of learning to play
tennis by
listening to someone describe how to play tennis. You will not learn
the
material in this course by just listening to the lectures, and thinking
to
yourself - "Yes, I understand that". You must work the problems and
make mistakes before you will begin to learn. Your instructor is
only a
motivator assistant to help you learn as much of the material as you
can.

**Outline
of Content: **The
basic
content to be covered is outlined below. A detailed outline with dates
and text
sections can be found in the course
web page http://www.msc.uky.edu/sohum/ma162

Linear Equation and Models, Chapters 1 and 2 | Linear Optimization and Applications, Chapters 3 and 4 |

Mathematics of Finance, Chapter 5 | Basic Counting Principles, Chapter 6 |

Probability, Chapter 7 | Supplementary
Notes
at the end of the book when needed. |

WHS Excuse policy: Be aware that the homework is due as soon as the material is covered in class and if you choose to wait till the last days before the deadline, you are risking the loss of credit if some unforeseen circumstances come up. The deadline for a homework cannot be extended for personal reasons. Even valid personal excuses like sickness or travel on official duty are not sufficient

The homework grade for the whole course will be calculated based on the percentage of problems successfully completed before the due date. Total homework grade will contribute 50 points towards your final course grade.

The attendance may be in the form of a simple class roll or may be combined with a brief quiz. The details will be announced by your instructor. The attendance grade will be calculated from the record with allowance for a small number of absences. Any valid excuse to miss a class must be communicated to your TA as well as the instructor in a timely fashion with sufficient proof.

Please note that all exams are uniformly administered and graded.

A 90-100 B 80-89 C 70-79 D 60-69 E below 60.

You should be able to estimate your current letter grade at any point during the course of the semester by using your current grades and the above scale.

General Information.
The
students are expected to have the rights and responsibility as implied
by University regulations. Given below are only some of the details.

Course Policy on Academic integrity Students may work together on homework, but should not submit solutions to WHS until they understand how to obtain the answer. All other course work on quizzes and exams must be the student's own work. Cheating may lead to those penalties outlined in the University Senate Rules (6.3.1 & 6.3.2) at the following website:http://www.uky.edu/USC/New/rules_regulations/index.htm. The Ombud site also has information on plagiarism found at http://www.uky.edu/Ombud.)