Math 132 : Contemporary Mathematics I (3)


Course Prerequisites/Corequisites: MATH 131 or a passing score on the mathematics portion of the TSI Assessment.

Course Description:Mathematics for Liberal Arts is a course designed for liberal and fine arts, non-mathematics, non-science, and non-business majors. It will provide knowledge of the nature of mathematics as well as training in mathematical thinking and problem solving. Topics may include logic and mathematics reasoning, sets, problem solving, applications, networks, graphs, probability, statistics, geometry, mathematics of finance, and number theory. Listed as MATH 1332 in the Texas Common Course Numbering System.

Required Reading/Textbook: : For All Practical Purposes, Mathematical Literacy in Today’s World, Seventh Edition, W.H. Freeman and Company

Major Assignments/Exams

  • Homework
  • Quizzes
  • Exams
  • Final Exam

Course topics

I. PART 1 MANAGEMENT SCIENCE

  • Chapter 1: Urban Services
  • Chapter 2: Business Efficiency
  • Chapter 3: Planning and Scheduling.
  • Chapter 4: Linear Programming

II. PART 2 STATISTICS: THE SCIENCE OF DATA

  • Chapter 5: Exploring data: Distributions
  • Chapter 6: Exploring data: Relationships
  • Chapter 7: Data for Decisions
  • Chapter 8: Probability: The Mathematics of Chance

III. PART 3 VOTING AND SOCIAL CHOICEs

  • Chapter 9: Social Choice: The Impossible Dream 327
  • Chapter 10: Manipulability of voting System
  • Chapter 11: Weighted Voting System
  • Chapter 12: Electing the President

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