BYU Independent Study - Online Courses

Finite Mathematics

MATH 118


$ 654.00

Instructor: Steven M McKay PhD
Credits: 3.00

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MATH 110 (College Algebra)


Language of set theory, counting and combinations. Probability theory, elementary stochastic processes, conditional probabilities. Repeated experiments, random variables, expectation, variance, linear equations, matrix algebra, application to economics or similar. Linear programming. Markov chains including applications.

Course Content:

Unit 1 - Sets and Probability
Unit 2 - Counting Principles; Further Probability Topics
Unit 3 – Statistics
Unit 4 - Linear Functions
Unit 5 - Systems of Linear Equations and Matrices
Unit 6 - Linear Programming: The Graphical Method
Unit 7 - Linear Programming: The Simplex Method
Unit 8 - Markov Chains

Online Courses:

Course materials are accessed online, and all assignments must be submitted online. Optional course readings may be available but do not include the self-check assignments or graded assignments.


The tuition fee in this course covers access to the textbook (online). You do not need to purchase a textbook, but you may purchase a hard copy text if you wish.

   No Materials required for this course!