Mathematics (2020/2021)

Course code
Name of lecturer
Alberto Roveda
Alberto Roveda
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
primo semestre (lauree) dal Sep 28, 2020 al Dec 23, 2020.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The course has a dual purpose: first of all, to provide students with a rigorous scientific language based on a logical-mathematical deductive reasoning; in addition, the course aims to provide students with some analytical tools and basic mathematical models to deal with business-economical problems. The course yields the classical arguments from Mathematical Analysis and Linear Algebra. At the end of the lessons, the student will have to demonstrate that he has acquired the ability to critically review the mathematical concepts encountered in the course and to apply methods, tools and mathematical models.


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 84 hour lectures and exercise lectures (equivalent to 9 credits).

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Guerraggio, A. Matematica 3/Ed. • con MyLab (Edizione 3) Pearson 2020 9788891904973

Assessment methods and criteria

The exam is divided in two parts:
• a preliminary multiple-choice test aimed at ensuring the knowledge of basic notions as well as the ability to use formal mathematical language;
• a second part consisting in oral exam

In order to pass the exam students are asked to pass first a written close answer test. A minimum mark (12/20) is required at the written test to be admitted to the oral exam.

A second oral exam is then proposed, with one exercise and theoretical questions, in order to investigate the student's preparation on the theoretical part of the course; therefore, definitions, simple propositions, statements, proofs and insights of the main theorems may be required.

Students are guaranteed the opportunity to take the exam "online". The contents of the tests, the times, the criteria, etc. are the same for all students whether they take the test in the classroom or ask for it to be carried out remotely.