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The course presents basic mathematical principles relative to decision-making. Topics include the fundamental concepts of inductive and deductive reasoning, logic, problem solving models, numeration systems, and real number properties.
UPON COMPLETION OF THE COURSE, THE STUDENT WILL BE COMPETENT IN:
- Developing problem-solving models.
- Deducing from general to specific.
- Inducing from part to whole.
- Designing a formula for a given sequence.
- Identifying and performing set operations.
- Utilizing set schematics to organize data.
- Interpreting truth tables.
- Resolving basic Boolean Algebra operations.
- Applying logic to form valid conclusions.
- Employing a calculator to solve problems.
- Converting between various notations, bases, and forms.
- Recognizing the characteristics of numeration systems.
- Applying the Real number properties.
- Evaluating operations on the Real numbers.
- Solving applied interest problems.
- Calculating the annual percentage rate of a loan.
- Analyzing amortization of a home loan.
- Expressing analytical thinking, orally and in writing, and applying that knowledge to other disciplines and to real-world situations.