Wolfram U

Introduction to Finite Mathematics

  • Interactive Course
  • 6 h
  • Beginner
  • 2 Certifications

Estimated Time: 6 h

Course Level: Beginner

Requirements: This course requires no prior knowledge of Mathematica or Wolfram Language. Prerequisites for finite mathematics include Algebra I (elementary algebra) and Algebra II (intermediate algebra).

Certification Levels: CompletionLevel 1


Finite mathematics has many real-world applications and is used in business, economics, social sciences, biology and more. This course begins with a review of some elementary algebra concepts, which are then applied to linear systems, matrices and optimization. The second half of the course provides an introduction to additional topics, such as the mathematics of finance, probability, Markov chains and game theory. Use this course to master topics commonly found in college finite mathematics courses.

Featured Products & Technologies: Wolfram Language (available in Mathematica and Wolfram|One)

You'll Learn To

  • Use elementary algebra principles
  • Solve linear optimization problems
  • Apply matrices to solving real-world problems
  • Work with probability, Bayes' theorem and Markov chains
  • Explain introductory game theory problems
  • Compute interest and annuities

Certifications Available

  • Completion Certificate

    Certify your completion of this course by watching course videos and passing the auto-graded quizzes.

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  • Level 1 Certification

    Pass the auto-graded quizzes and final exam to certify your proficiency in finite mathematics.

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About This Interactive Course

It's free and easy to get started with open interactive courses using the Wolfram Cloud—sign in with your Wolfram ID or create one. No plan is required. This interactive course includes video lessons, exercises, quizzes, a final exam and a scratch notebook, all in an easy-to-use interface. From the interactive course, click Track My Progress to chart your certification progress as you go. Recommended best practice for completing this interactive course is to start with Lesson 1 and progress through the video lessons, exercises and problems, taking each quiz in the order it appears in the table of contents.