Course Coordinator
Jun Pan (panjun66@iastate.edu)
Catalog Description
MATH 150. Discrete Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences.
(21) Cr. 3. F.S.SS. Prereq: Satisfactory performance on placement exam, 2 years of high school algebra, 1 year of high school geometry
Linear equations and inequalities, matrix algebra, linear programming, discrete probability. Either MATH 104 or MATH 150 may be counted toward graduation, but not both.
Textbook
Barnett
Finite Mathematics
ISU Custom Edition, bundled with MyMathLab Plus access code
ISB3: 9781256310082
Syllabus
Times are suggested based on a 15week semester, allowing 4 weeks for days for catchup, review and exams.
All exams (including the final exam) are done online in a computer lab. They can be taken any time before the given deadline, at the students' convenience.
Chapter & Sections Topics  Time 

Appendix A  Basic Algebra Review  1 week 
§§ A1, A2, A5, A6, A7  
Chapter 1 – Linear Equations and Graphs  0.5 weeks 
§§ 1.1, 1.2  
Chapter 2 – Functions and Graphs  1.5 weeks 
§§ 2.1 – 2.5  
Chapter 3 – Mathematics of Finance  1 week 
§§ 3.1, 3.2  
Chapter 4 – Systems of Linear Equations; Matrices  2 weeks 
§§ 4.1 – 4.6  
Chapter 5 – Linear Inequalities and Linear Programming  1 week 
§§ 5.1  5.3  
Chapter 6 – Linear Programming: Simplex Method  1 week 
§§ 6.1  6.3  
Chapter 7 – Logic, Sets, and Counting  0.5 weeks 
§§ 7.2 – 7.4  
Chapter 8 – Probability  1.5 weeks 
§§ 8.1  8.5  
Chapter 11 – Data Description and Probability Distributions  1 week 
§§ 11.13 
Objectives
Review of Some Algebra (Appendix A)
Functions and Graphs
Applications of Exponential Functions and Logarithmic Functions
Systems of Linear Equations
Linear Programming
Elementary Probability and Statistics
Data Description and Probability Distributions

Old Exams
Exams are computergenerated, and different for every student. There are no old exams.
Official Math Department Policies
The Math Department Class Policies page describes the official policies that all instructors have to follow. It covers rules on makeup exams, cheating, student behavior, etc.
Students With Disabilities
If you have a documented disability and require accommodations, you should obtain a Student Academic Accommodation Request (SAAR) from the Disability Resources office (Student Services Building, Room 1076, 2946624 or TDD 2946335, disabilityresources@iastate.edu or accommodations@iastate.edu). Please contact your instructor early in the semester so that your learning needs may be appropriately met.
More information about disability resources in the Mathematics Department can be found at http://www.math.iastate.edu/Undergrad/AccommodationPol.html.