MMAT5530 - Finite Mathematics and Mathematical Programming - 2017/18

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General Information


  • Dr. PAN Lily
    • Office: LSB 202A
    • Tel: 3943 7969
    • Email:
    • Office Hours: Tue 15:30 - 17:00 (or by appointment)

Teaching Assistant

  • Mr. CHOW Chi Hong
    • Office: AB1 505
    • Tel: 3943 4298
    • Email:

Time and Venue

  • Lecture: Thu 6:30 - 9:15pm, WMY 505

Course Description

The course is intended to discuss mathematical methods frequently applied in mana- gerial, business and social studies. It starts with a review of Linear Equations, then the main topics are selected from Linear Programming and Simplex Method, Game Theory, Basic Finance Mathematics, Mathematical Modelling. (Not for undergradu- ate students, students in the MSc. Programme in Mathematics, and students who have taken MAT/MATH5011, 5012, 5031, 5032, 5051, 570S, 6xxx and 7xxx.)


  • Finite Mathematics & its Applications by Goldstein, Schneider, Siegel, and Hair


  • Finite Mathematics by Rolf
  • Linear and Nonlinear Programming by D.G. Luenberger and Y.Y. Ye
  • Introduction to Linear Optimization by D. Bertsimas and J.N. Tsitsiklis

Lecture Notes


Quizzes and Exams

Assessment Scheme

Assignment  10%
Midterm 1 (Mar 1, Thu, 7:30 - 9:00pm, WMY 505 ) 20%
Midterm 2 (Mar 29, Thu, 7:30 - 9:00pm, WMY 505) 20%
Final Exam (May 3, Thu, 7:00 - 9:00pm, WMY 505) 50%

Honesty in Academic Work

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and thereby help avoid any practice that would not be acceptable.

Assessment Policy

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