math 137:Contemporary Mathematics I (3)


Course Prerequisites/Corequisites: Prerequisite: MATH 132 or by department.

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 include statistics, probability, combinatorics, and game theory. Emphasis will be given to methods and models utilizing these topics in real world applications. Three hours of lecture per week. Listed as MATH 1333 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

PART 4 FAIRNESS AND GAME THEORY

  • Chapter 13: Fair Division
  • Chapter 14: Apportionment
  • Chapter 15: Game Theory: The Mathematics of Competition 529

PART 5 THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION

  • Chapter 16: Identification Numbers
  • Chapter 17: Information Science

PART 6 SIZE AND GROWTH

  • Chapter 18: Growth and Form
  • Chapter 19: Symmetry and Patterns
  • Chapter 20: TilingsPART 7 YOUR MONEY AND RESOURCES
  • Chapter 21: Savings Models
  • Chapter 22: Borrowing Models
  • Chapter 23: The Economics of Resources

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