FINITE MATHEMATICS
Class Information:
Section   05  Code   49523  Units   3  Days   TR  Time   0900 1015  Dates   08/22/12 12/10/12  Location   SH 413 






Instructor: Jie Wang Email: jie.wang@sjsu.edu Phone: 408 924 5086 Office: MacQuarrie Hall 318A Office Hours: Monday 9:00am11:00am Tuesday 10:30  11:00am Thursday 10:30  11:00am and 1:004:00pm Or by appointment
Comprehensive final examination:
Location SH 413  Tuesday, December 18  07150930 
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Class News
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Midterm Exam II will cover section 4.14.6
Sample for midterm II has been posted here.
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If possible, read chapter 4 carefully.
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Midterm Exam I will cover section 3.13.4 Sample for midterm I has been posted here.
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August 30, 2012
Check out a sample for next week's quiz.
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August 31, 2012
A very nice algebra cheat sheet which I have found online. It is helpful if you need a summary of all basic algebra properties. Click here to down load or here to view the original website where it is posted.
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August 31, 2012  FYI: From Peer Connections
Peer Connections The Learning Assistance Resource Center (LARC) and the Peer Mentor Program have merged to become Peer Connections. Peer Connections is the new campuswide resource for mentoring and tutoring. Our staff is here to inspire students to develop their potential as independent learners while they learn to successfully navigate through their university experience. Students are encouraged to take advantage of our services which include coursecontent based tutoring, enhanced study and time management skills, more effective critical thinking strategies, decision making and problemsolving abilities, campus resource referrals, and to speak with a peer who has been trained to assist other students going through the college experience.
Our Services In addition to offering appointments for small group and individual tutoring (same day appointments are often available) for a number of undergraduate courses, consultation with mentors is available on a dropin or by appointment basis. Workshops are offered on a wide variety of topics including preparing for the Writing Skills Test (WST), improving your learning and memory, alleviating procrastination, surviving your first semester at SJSU, and other college success related topics. A computer lab is also available for student use in Room 600 of the Student Services Center (SSC).
Our Locations We are located in SSC 600 (the 10^{th} Street Garage on the corner of 10th and San Fernando St.), at the 1^{st} floor entrance of Clark Hall, and in the Living Learning Center (LLC) in Campus Village Housing Building B. Please be sure to come see us!
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I have modified the following information. If you click the title, you will be redirected to Amazon which shows the selling info of the book. I have also just sent a notice to the bookstore to add this book to our section (while it might take some time to process the request).

Textbook
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The SJSU Math Dept. presents the Fall 2012 Problem of the Week Competition
1st prize $50 2nd prize $30 3rd prize $20
Every Monday Professor Jackson will post a problem. Copies of the problems (and answers to the old problems) are available on the table in front of the Math office, MH 308. Solutions should be submitted to the math office by Wednesday of the following week at 12:00 pm. Answers will be posted by the Monday after the problem is due. The students with the most points throughout the semester will be eligible for the prizes above. It’s never too late to enter since the point values of the problems will increase as the semester progresses. This fall we will have two divisions, one for undergraduate students (no prior baccalaureate degree), and one for graduate students. Winners will be announced on Wed. Dec. 5. We will also submit the names of these winners to the Scholarship committee for consideration when the Math/CS Dept. scholarships are awarded. Interested students are also encouraged to take this year’s Putnam Exam (a nationwide problem solving competition) which will be given on Sat. Dec. 1. See Professor Jackson (MH 316, phone: 9245173, email: bradley.jackson@sjsu.edu) for further details.
WEEK # 2 (TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4TH  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10TH) Problem 2 (6 points) A Shidoku board is a 4 x 4 grid of numbers where each of the numbers 14 appears exactly once in each row, column and in each of the four 2 x 2 subgrids. Here are two different Shidoku boards: 4  3  1  2    1  2  4  3  2  1  3  4    3  4  1  2  3  2  4  1    2  1  3  4  1  4  2  3    4  3  2  1 
How many different Shidoku boards are there?
Week #1 Mon. Aug. 27  Fri. Aug. 31 Problem 1 (5 points) An inscribed hexagon of a circle has area 3. What is the area of a circumscribed hexagon of the same circle? 