## Math 17: Applications of Finite Math, Fall '15

**Instructor:** Ryan Gallagher

**Email:** ryan.gallagher@uvm.edu (please include "Math 17" in the subject line)

**Office Location:** Farrell Hall, Room 204 (on Trinity Campus)

**Office Hours:** W 10:00-11:30am, Th 3:00-4:30pm

**Course Section:** A

**Course Location:** Perkins 300

**Course Meeting Time:** MWF 2:20-3:10pm

**Recommended Text:** *Excursions in Modern Mathematics, 8th edition* by Peter Tannenbaum

**Grading:** Your grade will be based upon quizzes, 3 midterms, and a final exam. Homework will be assigned weekly, but it will **not** be collected. These homework assignments will prepare you for quizzes that we will have in-class. The quizzes will be held each Friday at the end of class, except for weeks that we have an exam. There are **no makeup quizzes** for any reason, but the two lowest quiz grades will be dropped. Makeup exams may be given only in the case
that there is a documented emergency.

30% In-Class Quizzes

45% Midterm Exams (each worth 15%)

25% Final Exam

**Attendance:** I will be covering new topics each class, so it is expected that you attend each class. You are responsible for learning the material even if you are not in class. When you are in class, please refrain from using cell phones.

**Academic Honesty:** Cheating and plagiarizing will not be tolerated. There are serious consequences under the university for such actions and I will pursue them if necessary.

**Course Outline**

Chapter 1: Voting Methods

Chapter 2: Weighted Voting Methods

Chapter 3: Fair Division

*Midterm 1*

Chapter 4: Apportionment

Chapter 10: Finance

*Midterm 2*

Chapter 14: Collecting Statistical Data

Chapter 15: Descriptive Statistics

*Midterm 3*

Chapter 17: Normal Distributions

Chapter 5: Getting Around

Chapter 6: Touring

*Final Exam*