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# MAT 120 - Analytical Methods

Credits: 4
4 Lecture Hours

Prerequisites: MAT 108 :

Description
A course in selected topics in algebra with emphasis on business and social sciences applications. Topics include linear and non- linear algebraic functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, systems of linear equations and inequalities, vectors and matrices, linear programming, elementary probability, and the mathematics of finance.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

1. Graph linear equations.
2. Solve linear systems of equations.
3. Construct and apply linear, quadratic and exponential functions.
4. Formulate and solve linear programming models.
5. Apply and evaluate formulas for the mathematics of finance.
6. Perform matrix operations and apply matrix algebra to problem solving such as systems of equations.
7. Employ basic concepts of probability.
8. Apply mathematical terminology, concepts, and procedures in this course to problems found in management, accounting, finance and other fields of business.
Listed Topics
1. Linear equations and their graphs
2. Systems of linear equations
3. Functions
5. Exponential and logarithmic functions
6. Mathematics of finance
7. Matrix algebra
8. Linear programming
9. Basic concepts of probability
Reference Materials
Each student will be required to have a calculator and a textbook adopted by the Mathematics Department at the specific campus. Students may also be required to use computer software packages and the World Wide Web.
Approved By: Sutin, Stewart Date Approved: 07/13/2006

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