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Course Catalog 2008-2009 
    
Course Catalog 2008-2009 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MATH 050 - Dots, Lines & Coin Flips


Semester Offered: First Semester
Credits (Range): 3 hours
Attribute: 3NS, QP-F

An introduction to two important ways of describing the world mathematically. Graphs model maps and networks—road, telephone, computer, social. Probability theory describes the order that can lurk in random phenomena. Using both these tools, we will examine questions like: How random is the stock market? How tightly is the World Wide Web connected? Are there just six degrees of separation? Enrollment Limit: 30.
Instructor: E. Wilmer
Prerequisites & Notes
Note: This course does not count toward a major in Mathematics. It is intended for students who have not satisfied the quantitative proficiency requirement.


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