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Albert Einstein

I have preferred to teach my students not English literature but my love for certain authors, or, even better, certain pages, or even better than that, certain lines.
Jorge Luis Borges.

MGF 1107 Mathematics for Liberal Arts II.

Course Description: This course introduces the student to the concepts of financial mathematics, linear and exponential growth, numbers and number systems, history of mathematics, elementary number theory, voting techniques, and graph theory.

MGF 1107 Mathematics for Liberal Arts II.

Fall 2018, Session 2, 8 weeks:

Week 1: 8/27 --8/31.

1. Lecture Notes, Graph Theory and Voting Methods.

*The Washington Post: Maine is making history Tuesday with a whole new way of voting, By Amber Phillips, Reporter, June 12.
*The Atlantic Magazine: Maine Voters Overrule Their Leaders.

* Graph theory: Konigsberg Bridge Problem:

2. Reviews: Graphs and Voting Methods. Correct choices here. Answers for some HW questions, see pdf here.

Week 2: 9/03 - 09/7

1. Test 1: graphs and voting methods. 09/4 for TR; 09/05 for MW.

2. Lecture: Arithmetic : number bases, integers, rationals, irrationals, exponentiation, scientific notation: Notes. Binary System: Explanation of Binary Arithmetic by G. W. Leibniz, original paper, 1703.

Week 3: 9/10- 09/14

1. Review arithmetic. Correct choices Here.

2. Extra: HW questions to be discussed in class Here.

Week 4: 9/17 - 09/21

1. Test 2: Arithmetic. 09/17 for MW; 9/18 for TR.

2. Linear equations and inequalities. Algebra Notes.

3. Review 3: Algebra and HW questions review.

Week 5: 9/24 - 09/28 & Week 6: 10/01 - 10/05.

1. Test 3: Algebra 09/26 for MW; 9/27 for TR.

2. Personal Finance, Lecture Notes. Formula sheet to be allowed on test 4.

3. Review Finance. HW examples ( I will go over them in class).

Week 7: 10/08 - 10/12

1.Review Finance (continued)

2. Test 4 Finance 10/10 for MW; 10/11 for TR.

Week 8: 10/15 - 10/17

1. Review for Final exam and correct choices.
The Final Exam will include 5 questions from each chapter. Note: Review for the final exam does not include chapter 14, Finance. Consider the Review for Finance part of the review for the final.

2. Final exam 10/17 for MW; 10/18 for TR.

8 weeks Course ENDS !!

If you own a TI 83 or TI 84, you may use the finance app for yopur calculations. Instructions by By Jeff O'Connell, Ohlone College. TI instructions, here and online tutorials here: TVMCalc.com

Loan amortization schedule, Excel spreadsheet.

Virtual TI 83: Download compressed folder (win zip)
Once downloaded, right click on the zip folder, choose extract all, double click on Vti application.
You got a virtual TI 83 !


Syllabus_7262:MW, 5:40 pm-8:10 pm Room 3332
Online HW instructions course id: sotuyo94041

Syllabus_7328:TR, 4:00 pm-6:30 pm Room 3301
Online HW instructions course id: sotuyo15828

Office Hours: MW 4:30 pm -5:30 pm, Room 3348
Office Hours: TR 2:50 pm -3:50 pm, Room 3348

MGF 1107 competencies Miami Dade College

Instructor: Carlos Sotuyo
Instructor's email: csotuyo@mdc.edu


Test 1
: Graphs and voting methods.
Test 2: Arithmetic (number bases, integers, exponentiation, radicals, rationals, irrationals, scientific notation).
Test 3: Linear equations and inequalities.
Test 4: Finance (taxation, annuities, mortgages).

Project (Due on 10/8):
Writing a Paper on a Known Mathematician.
Instructions on the syllabus (last page).

The Story of Mathematics, website.

If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z.
Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut.
Albert Einstein

Prof. James Souza, Phoenix College.
Introduction to Graph Theory:

Prof. James Souza, Phoenix College.
Introduction to Voting Theory:

Prof. James Souza, Phoenix College.
Convert Numbers in Base Ten
to Different Bases

Brains at Work !

Taxi Drivers' Brains Grow to Navigate London's Streets. Scientific American.

National Geographic Video: London Taxi Drivers' Brains