Mathematics Department

Fordham College at Lincoln Center


Spring Semester 2016

Finite Mathematics MATH 1100-L01

3 credits

Meets Tuesday/Friday 8:30-9:45am


Dr. Leonard J. Nissim

Office: 815F

Telephone: 212-636-6331

E-mail: or

LC Department Office: 813

LC Department telephone: 212-636-6310

RH Department Office: John Mulcahy Hall, room 407 (Rose Hill)

RH Department telephone: 718-817-3220

Office Hours

Monday 8:30am to 9:45am - in room 815F

Monday 2:30pm to 3:30pm - in room 815F

Tuesday 10am to 12 noon - in the Math Help Room (room 302F)

Thursday 8:30am to 9:45am - in room 815F

(and by appointment)


``Finite Mathematics'' by M. L. Lial, R. N. Greenwell, and N. P. Ritchey, Tenth Edition, published by Addison Wesley. ISBN-13: 978-0-321-74899-7


Sets, Venn diagrams, discrete probability, combinatorics (counting), probability using combinatorics, and mathematical logic.

This material may be found in chapters 6, 7, and 8 of the text.

You can get homework assignments and find out what will be covered on the next test by going to my website, and clicking on the appropriate link. The address is:

Please note: This website is not part of Blackboard. You must type in that address the first time that you go there.


Your grade will be based on tests (50%) and the final exam (50%). Three tests will be given; only the best two scores will count. No make-up tests will be given. The tests are scheduled for Friday, February 19; Tuesday, March 15; and Friday, April 22.

The final exam will cover material from the entire course. I will let you know the final exam schedule when it is posted. Final exam week is from Monday, May 9, to Monday, May 16.

Homework will be assigned, but will not count towards your grade. While you are expected to attend all classes, attendance is not part of your grade. If you miss a class, check the website above for the homework assignment.




Leonard J. Nissim