Actuarial Mathematics, Spring 2015

Course Information

Course Section: Math 5030 Sec 001
Location: JTB 110
Meetings: MWF 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM

Instructor: Tom Alberts
E-mail: (lastname) @ math (dot) utah (dot) edu
Office Hours Wednesdays and Fridays, 11:00 AM to noon, or by appointment

Course Homepage: Online via Canvas. Official announcements and homework problems will be posted on Canvas.

Official Syllabus: Here

Textbook (required):  Actuarial Models, the Mathematics of Insurance, 2nd edition by Vladimir I Rotar.

Purpose of Course

This course will be an introduction to actuarial models for life insurance and contingency claims. It requires a solid background in calculus, linear algebra, and probability theory.

This course also provides partial preparation for Exams MFE and MLC as offered by the Society of Actuaries.


There will be weekly homework. It will be assigned from the textbook every Friday and due the following Friday. Complete solutions will be required. For most questions the answers but not the solutions can be found in the book.

Grading Scheme

Late homework will not be accepted.

No make-up exams will be allowed, except in the case of emergencies which can be documented. If, because of scheduling conflicts, you absolutely cannot make one of the midterms you must let me know a week beforehand.

Important Dates

ADA Statement

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