University of Notre Dame

Principles of Finite Mathematics

Course Number: MATH 10110
Instructor: Laura Wells

For students in arts and letters. For first-year students who lack the necessary background for MATH 10120. (Students who take this course cannot take MATH 10120). Topics include the fundamental principles of counting systematically, probability, statistics, linear programming, optimization problems, game theory and mathematical finance, population problems, and coding information. There is a wealth of applications of these topics to contemporary social, economic, and political issues appealing to liberal arts students. Also, these topics broaden a student’s mathematical horizon in an interesting direction not covered by calculus, which deals mostly with continuous models.