# Fundamental Mathematics I

BASIC INFORMATION:

 Instructor: Dr. Ming Mei Office: S-LB 541-1 Phone: 848-3236 E-Mail: mei@math.mcgill.ca (or mmei_00@yahoo.com) Web Site: www.math.mcgill.ca/~mei/math214.html Office Hours: 13:30-14:30 on Wednesday, or by appointment or just stop by Class Room: SGW-HB-439 Class Hours: Wednesday 20:30--22:45

Course Examiner: Dr. A. keviczky, 848-3225, LB 520-4, E-mail: attila@discrete.concordia.ca

This course is for students who study business, economics, life science and social sciences. Elementary Functions, Mathematics in Finance, Basic Linear Algebra, Linear Programming and Probability will be introduced.
TEXTBOOK:

Barnett, Ziegler and Byleen, Finite Mathematics for Business, Economics, Life Sciences, and Social Sciences, 9th Edition.

SYLLABUS:

This is a 3 credit course, in which you will study:
Section 1.3: Linear Fuctions and Straight Lines
Section 2.1: Polynomial and Rational Functions
Section 2.2: Exponential Functions
Section 2.3: Logarithmic Functions
Appendix B-2: Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences
Section 3.1: Simple Interest
Section 3.2: Compounded Interest
Section 3.3: Future Value
Section 3.4: Present Value
Section 4.1: Systems of Equations
Section 4.2: Linear Equations/Matrices
Section 4.3: Gauss-Jordan Elimination
Section 4.4: Matrices: Basic Operations
Section 4.5: Inverse of a Square Matrix
Section 4.7: Leontief Input-Output
Section 5.1: Systems of Inequalities
Section 5.2: Linear Programming
Section 6.1: Counting Principles
Section 6.2: Permutations and Combinations
Section 6.3: Sample Spaces, Events and Probability
Section 6.4: Union, Intersection, Complement of Events
Section 6.5: Conditional Probability

ASSIGNMENTS:

Assignments will be given once a week. They are not to be handed in and are for practice only. Solutions to the assignments are available at the copy center.

Mid-Terms:

There will be two 1-hour mid-term examinations taken in class. No making-up will be for mid-terms.

FINAL EXAMINATION:

It is a 3-hour long examination, which covers all topics as mentioned in the syllabus.