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Mathematics (MATH)

MATH 036 (GQ) Insights Into Mathematics (3) Examples of mathematical applications in many areas including voting theory, fair division, apportionment, and Euler and Hamilton circuits.

MATH 036 Insights Into Mathematics (3)

(BA) This course meets the Bachelor of Arts degree requirements.

This course is one of several offered by the Mathematics Department with the goal of helping students from non-technical majors partially satisfy their General Education Quantification (GQ) requirement. In this course, we hope to demonstrate to the students that mathematics is very useful in contemporary problems in our society - from voting theory issues to apportionment of the seats in the U.S. House of Representatives to optimizing the route taken by a delivery person and a variety of other issues. We focus on historical issues related to such contemporary problems and also discuss the merits of various problem--solving techniques throughout the course.

General Education: GQ
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: Quantification
Effective: Fall 2008
Prerequisite: one unit of algebra orMATH 004

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.