Mathematics (2012/2013)



Course code
4S00181
Credits
9
Coordinator
Alberto Roveda
Academic sector
SECS-S/06 - MATHEMATICAL METHODS OF ECONOMICS, FINANCE AND ACTUARIAL SCIENCES
Language of instruction
Italian
Teaching is organised as follows:
Activity Credits Period Academic staff Timetable
lezione 6 primo semestre Alberto Roveda
esercitazione 3 primo semestre Alberto Roveda

Learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to give the fundamental mathematical knowledge, necessary to the following courses in Statistics and Economics.
The course provides the classical arguments from Mathematical Analysis and Linear Algebra.
Beside the general mathematical theory the exercise lectures are intended to complete the theoretical knowledge with the adequate calculus ability.

Syllabus

1. Basic mathematical notions
2. One variable functions
3. Limits
4. Differential calculus
5. Integration theory
6. Numerical series
7. Vector spaces, transformations and matrices
8. Systems of linear equations
9. Several variables functions

The detailed program and further educational material are available in the course web page.

Teaching supply
The course consists of 48 hour lectures (equivalent to 6 credits) and 36 hour exercise lectures (equivalent to 3 credits).

Assessment methods and criteria

In order to pass the exam students are asked to pass first a multiple choice test. An oral exam is required that consists of at least a written exercise and an interview attesting the knowledge of the theoretical.