Home » 2011/2012 GE Model » MATH1006 / MATH113 – Applications of Mathematics in Today’s World
Suggested Year of Study:1 to 2theme-2
Duration:1 Semester
Credit units:3
Offering unit:FST

Department of Mathematics

Pre-requisites

None

Course Description

This course stresses the prevalence, relevance, and practicality of mathematics in modern society. Numerous real world examples, such as games, time value of money, and voting methods and strategies will expose non-specialists to contemporary mathematical thinking. The mathematical techniques involved are taught via hands-on applications. A brief history of mathematics is also included.

Objectives

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Outline a brief history of mathematics;
  2. Demonstrate a comprehension of the value of contemporary mathematical thinking in daily life;
  3. Apply mathematics to real world issues.