This course is an introduction to the mathematics available for the study of social and behavioral sciences and for application in business. Emphasis is placed on the comprehension of problem-solving techniques for the real world. Specific applications in statistics, accounting, finance, and economics are demonstrated and discussed.
This undergraduate course is 5 weeks.
This course has a prerequisite. Please see details in the Prerequisite section below.
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Topics and Objectives
- Solve linear equations and inequalities.
- Graph equations and function.
- Use mathematical modeling and linear regression to make predictions.
- Solve polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions.
- Determine domain and range of functions.
The Mathematics of Finance
- Solve simple interest problems.
- Solve compound interest problems.
- Solve problems involving future and present value of annuities.
Systems of Linear Equations and Matrices
- Solve systems of linear equations.
- Perform operations on matrices.
- Apply matrices in a real world scenario.
Logic, Probability, and Statistics
- Apply counting principles to solve problems.
- Solve probability problems.
- Solve problems involving discrete probability.
- Make decisions by computing the expected value of random variables.
- Summarize and present data using graphs, measures of central tendency, and measures of dispersion.
A prerequisite is required for this course. The purpose of a prerequisite is to ensure students have the knowledge and/or skills needed to be successful in the course. Students are required to provide proof of prerequisite during the enrollment/registration process. To meet to a course prerequisite requirement, a student must have successfully completed the prerequisite course at University of Phoenix, provide proof via transcript of completing a comparable course (at least 75% match) or higher level course with at least a grade of C at another institution or have a University of Phoenix approved Student Appeal on file with the University.
This course requires the prerequisite below. Click on the prerequisite course to review the course topics and objectives.
- MTH/219 - Introduction to College Algebra OR
- MAT/002 - Math Placement Exam B OR
- a minimum of 2 college credits that demonstrates math proficiency
During the checkout process you will be prompted to provide proof of the requirement(s). If you completed the prerequisite at another institution be prepared to upload an official/unofficial transcript. If you have questions about meeting the prerequisite requirements for this course please contact an enrollment representative at 866.354.1800.
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