Honors | Honors Finite Mathematics
S118 | 3318 | V. Deodhar

The prerequisites for this course are two years of algebra and an
interest in tackling exciting real-life problems, such as calculation
of chances (probabilities) from a mathematical point of view. The
course introduces some of the most interesting and applicable aspects
of discrete mathematics. Topics include counting methods, discrete
probability and Markov chains, matrices and game theory. Interesting
problems such as labeling problems, walk in Manhattan, birthday
problems, voting patterns, ecological patterns, and two-player game
theory will be discussed.

There will be regular quizzes, homework assignments, class exams and a
comprehensive final exam. In addition, extra credit problems will be
given from time to time. These problems are intellectually very