King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals

Department of Mathematical Sciences

Syllabus of Math 131 (041)

Course Coordinator: Dr. A. Umar

(Course Instructor: Dr. A. Umar ; Office Rm 5-304, Tel. 2720,e-mail: aumar)

 

Course # : Math 131

Title : Finite Mathematics

Textbook: Introductory Mathematical Analysis for Business, Economics, and the life and Social Sciences, by Ernest F. Haeussler, Jr. &Richard S. Paul, 10th ed. (2002). (Supplementary notes from Mathematics with Applications, by Lial & Hungerford.)

 

Week

Date

Section

Material

H/Work

1

Sept. 11 -15

2.1

2.3

4.1

4.2

Applications of Equations

Applications of Inequalities

Lines (Review)

Applications and Linear Functions

12,16,28,33

4,6,9,10

10,16,56,72

18,20,24

2

Sept. 18-22

4.3

4.4

4.5

Quadratic Functions (Review)

Systems of Linear Equations

Nonlinear Systems

26,27,30

16,24,28,34

6,10,12

3

Sept. 25-30*

4.6

7.1

7.2

Applications of Systems of Eqns.

Linear Inequalities in Two Var.

Linear Programming

6,15,18,22

2,4,20,28

4,6,16,18

4

Oct. 02-06

7.3

6.4-6.5

7.4

Multiple Optimum Solutions

Reduction in Matrix Algebra

The Simplex Method

2,4

6.5:8,10,20,21,24

5

Oct. 09-13

7.4

7.8^

The Simplex Method (cont'd.)

The dual

4,8,16,18,19

4,10,12

6

Oct. 16-20

8.1

11.3

8.2

Compound Interest

Interest Compounded Continuously

Present Value

2,10,12,22

2,6,10,12

2,6,8,11

7

Oct. 23-27

8.3

Annuities

16,18,22,24,26

8

Oct. 30-

Nov.03

9.1

9.2

Basic Counting Principle and Perm

Comb and Other Counting Prin.

5,14,21,36

2,5,11,33

EID-UL-FITR VACATION FORM NOV. 04 TO NOV. 19

 

9

Nov. 20-24

9.3

9.4

Sample Spaces and Events

Probability

2,6,8,22,29

4,10,18,24

10

Nov. 27-

Dec. 01

9.4

9.5

Probability (cont'd)

Cond. Prob. and Stoc./ Proc. .

 

2,9,12,38

11

Dec. 04-08

9.6

Supplem-Notes

Independent Event

Frequency Distributions

2,7,15,25

 

12

Dec. 11-15

Supplem-Notes

Measures of Central tendency,

Measures of Variations.

11.1-1,20,35, 39,45;

11.2-2,7,24,26

13

Dec. 18-22

10.1

10.2

Discrete Rand Var. and Exp Value

The Binomial Distribution.

6,9,14,18

4,10,15,20

14

Dec. 25-29

10.2

18.2

The Binomial Distribution (cont'd.)

The Normal Distribution

 

2,8,9,20,22

15

Jan. 01-03

(2005)

18.2

The Normal Distribution (cont'd.)

Review and catch-up

 

 

*Suggested times for Exams #1 & #2: Wednesday, Oct. 13th and Wednesday, Dec. 08th, respectively

*KFUPM policy with respect to attendance will be enforced.

*Final exam: To be announced later (Comprehensive).

*DN policy will be adopted according to KFUPM regulations (from 9 absences)

^ Exclude Example 3 from Section 7.8


Grading Policy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Important Details

 

 

Office Hours

 

Mon. 1.30 - 3.00p.m.

 

 

 

 

Tues. 8.45 - 11.45a.m.

 

*

Exam 1

 

Wednesday 13th October

100 points

*

Exam 2

 

Wednesday 08thDecember

100 points

 

Quizzes

between 3 &6

 

70

*

Final

Exam

 

 

180 points

*

Att/H.W.

 

 

25+25 points

 

Each unexcused absence has a penalty of 3 points (from 25) while each late (5 - 25 mins) has a penalty of 1.5. Apart from Official Excuse (OE) and Medical Excuse (ME) a student can obtain an Excused Absence (EA) by simply notifying the instructor that he wont be able to attend BEFORE the intended period of absence. However, this type of excuse can only be given at most 3 times.

Students should always be prepared for class. It is very offensive and distracting to be going in and out during lectures.

Cheating during quizzes/majors/final is a very serious offence which could result in suspension/dismissal from the university. Mobile phones (even if switched OFF) are not allowed in to the Exam Venue. Any student caught with a mobile phone during exams will automatically get 0 for that exam.

 

Best wishes and Good Luck!!!