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Roberta Bloom - Mathematics

Math 11

SYLLABUS Winter 2018 

The textbook for this class is:
Applied Finite Mathematics 3rd edition 2016
by Sekhon/Bloom

This textbook link was most recently updated 8/21/2017
If you are using this textbook file for a class in 2018 have an earlier copy of this file, please download a new copy of this file. 

List of ERRATA not yet updated in textbook pdf file
The list below will contain errata not yet corrected  (if any) in the pdf file of the book.
Please note these errata (if any) when using the book in print or online format.

Page 26: 2nd line from top of page: The points listed should be (0, 24.5) and (30, 34). 
Point (30, 34) is erroneously written as (35, 34) - the rest of the example is solved correctly.

Link here to past ERRATA archive:
has replacement pages for copies  printed between 8/2016 and 8/21/2017


This book is an open educational resource and is available as
a pdf file free online at the link above
♦ a printed pdf file at the bookstorecheck bookstore website for correct up-to-date price

It is strongly recommended to use the pdf version of this book for free.  You can print out any portions of the pdf file at the time you need or want a printed copy.  If you know you strongly prefer print books, you can print from the pdf file, or you can purchase the printed file at the bookstore.  The online pdf file will be updated during the quarter if typographical errors are found; the print version will not be updated until next quarter.

Applied Finite Mathematics 3rd edition 2016 by Sekhon/Bloom are below, chapter by chapter. Files may open in a new window or may download to your computer or device as a pdf file.

Chapter 1:Linear Models

Chapter 2: Matrices

Chapter 3: Linear Programs, geometric approach

Chapter 4: Linear Programs, simplex method

Chapter 5: Exponential and Log functions (sections 5.1, 5.3, 5.5, 5.6)

Chapter 5: Exponential and Log functions (section 5.2)

Chapter 6 Finance

Chapters 7, 8, 9: Sets, Counting, and Probability
There are currently answers to some Ch 10 Markov Chain homework questions in this file also.
The following corrections should be made to the Ch 10 answers
     Question 10.2 #1 part b:  Correct answer is 0.10, not 0.05 as shown.
     Question 10.4 #7a) 0.445  #7b ).245   #7c) 0.26
     Also the review section at the end should be numbered as section 10.5 (not as section 10.4 as it currently is)

Chapter 10: Markov Chains
   Correction to an answer in CH 10 Markov Chain Answers:
   Question 10.2 #1 part b:  Correct answer is 0.10, not 0.05 as shown.

Chapter 11: Game Theory



The OLD 2nd edition of this book is available here: Applied Finite Mathematics 2nd ed 1996 by Rupinder Sekhon. SEE TOP OF THIS PAGE FOR LINK TO THE CURRENT 3rd edition 2016.

A graphing calculator is needed for this class.  The TI-83 and TI-84 families of calculators are recommended. Please read below for more information.

  • The instructor will demonstrate calculator skills on those models and will make use of APPs provided in the TI-83 and 84 calculator and will provide students with a special program for those calculators to automate some calculations.
  • Any special calculator programs used during the quarter are provided only for the TI-83 and TI-84 families of calculators; programs can not be provided for other calculator models or brands.
  • If a student chooses to use some other model or brand of calculator, he/she is solely responsible for independently learning how to use it to fit the needs of this class
  • If you are buying a new calculator for this class and if you intend to also take Math 12: (1) the TI-83+ is less expensive and does everything needed for Math 11 BUT (2) the  TI-84+ is better  has better options for display of equations to look in the calculator as they appear on your written work  This is helpful in Math 11, but is even more helpful in Math 12. (The TI-83+ is limited in options for how to display equations on the screen.)

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Last Updated: 3/19/18