University of Notre Dame

Finite Mathematics

Course Number: MATH 10120
Instructors: David Galvin, Abdul Basit

For students in arts and letters. Topics include the fundamental principles of counting systematically, probability, statistics, linear programming, optimization problems, game theory, and mathematical finance. Other topics that may be covered include population problems, difference equations and modeling, 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.