Honors | Honors Finite Mathematics (MATH)
S118 | 18234 | William Orrick

MWF 11:15am-12:05pm

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, optimization
problems, gamblerís ruin, and two-player game theory will be

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