King
Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Course Coordinator: Dr. A. Umar
(Course Instructor: Dr. A. Umar ; Office Rm 5304, Tel. 2720,email: 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, 10^{th} 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. 1822 
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. 2530* 
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. 0206 
7.3 6.46.5 7.4 
Multiple Optimum Solutions Reduction in Matrix Algebra The Simplex Method 
2,4 6.5:8,10,20,21,24 
5 
Oct. 0913 
7.4 7.8^ 
The Simplex Method (cont'd.) The dual 
4,8,16,18,19 4,10,12 
6 
Oct. 1620 
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. 2327 
8.3 
Annuities 
16,18,22,24,26 
8 
Oct. 30 Nov.03 
9.1 9.2 
Basic
Counting Principle and Comb and Other Counting Prin. 
5,14,21,36 2,5,11,33 
EIDULFITR VACATION FORM NOV. 04 TO NOV. 19 

9 
Nov. 2024 
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. 0408 
9.6 SupplemNotes 
Independent Event Frequency Distributions 
2,7,15,25 
12 
Dec. 1115 
SupplemNotes 
Measures of Central tendency, Measures of Variations. 
11.11,20,35, 39,45; 11.22,7,24,26 
13 
Dec. 1822 
10.1 10.2 
Discrete Rand Var. and Exp Value The Binomial Distribution. 
6,9,14,18 4,10,15,20 
14 
Dec. 2529 
10.2 18.2 
The Binomial Distribution (cont'd.) The Normal Distribution 
2,8,9,20,22 
15 
Jan. 0103 (2005) 
18.2 
The Normal Distribution (cont'd.) Review and catchup 

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




Tues. 

* 
Exam 1 

Wednesday 13^{th}
October 
100 points 
* 
Exam 2 

Wednesday 08^{th}December 
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!!!