Math 124 Spring 2008 (Finite Mathematics)

Section E1: MWF 1:00-1:50 in 143 Altgeld

Lecturer: Jiří Lebl
Office: 105 Altgeld
Phone: 3-3143
Office hours: MW noon - 12:50 pm and W 4:00 - 4:50 pm
Hat: Barmah Squashy (no I'm not australian)

Midterm 1: 7:00 PM, Wednesday, February 13, room AH 347, 16% of your grade.

Midterm 2: 7:00 PM, Wednesday, March 12, room AH 347, 16% of your grade.

Midterm 3: 7:00 PM, Wednesday, April 16, room AH 347, 16% of your grade.

Final Exam: 1:30-4:30 PM, Wednesday, May 7, 31% of your grade.

Homework: Assigned, not collected.

Quizzes: Every Friday. Count for 16% of your grade. Lowest score will be dropped at the end. Quizzes can be excused with written documentation.

ALEKS: See for more information. Deadline is January 28th. 5% of your grade.

Test Policies: No books, notes, calculators or computers allowed on the quizzes, the midterms or the final. If necessary, a conflict exam for a midterm will be offered at 5:30 PM on the same exam days. Conflict documentation must be presented at least 10 days prior to the exam date. This documentation must verify the other UIUC exam or course that is meeting during the exam for this class.

Cancelled classes: Due to the midterms being held at a different time, 3 regular class meetings will be cancelled during the semester. This will be announced ahead of time and on the class website.

Text: J.W. Brown & D.R. Sherbert, Methods of Finite Mathematics,

Syllabus: In the following order. Sections from Brown and Sherbert. 5.1 - 5.3 (Methods of Counting), 6.1 - 6.5 (Methods of Probability), 7.1 - 7.2 (Probability Distributions and Statistics), 1.2 - 1.6 (Linear Methods in the Plane), 2.1 - 2.4 (Systems of Linear Equations), 3.1 - 3.3 (Matrices), 8.1 - 8.2 (Markov Analysis)