General Information (Catalog listing)
01:640:198. Selected Topics in Mathematics: The Mathematics of Money This is a topics course, with a new topic this semester. Prerequisite:01:640:025. May not be used as an elective for the math major or minor. May be repeated for credit, with permission of the department.
Current Semester: Spring 2012 —Mathematics of Money
An introduction to the uses of college level mathematics in personal finance applications. Similar to Math 103 in its target audience, this course is intended for students not majoring in the mathematical or natural sciences, and not majoring in business. The subject matter is more focused than in 103, and is highly applicable. Topics include simple interest, simple discount, compound interest, annuities, investments, retirement plans, mortgages, student loans, leasing, and insurance. The emphasis is on problem solving, with some derivation of formulas. The course is designed so that reinforcement of basic skills is integrated into the learning of the subject matter.
SAS Core Curriculum Learning GoalsMath 198 fulfills both the Quantitative Information (QQ) and Mathematical or Formal Reasoning (QR) learning goals of the SAS Core Curriculum:
QQ: Formulate, evaluate, and communicate conclusions and inferences from quantitative information.
QR: Apply effective and efficient mathematical or other formal processes to reason and to solve problems.
Spring 2015 Schedule
Registration for the course requires a special permission number; contact the course coordinator (weingart [at] math [dot] rutgers [dot] edu) directly.
Textbook and Syllabus
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