33507 - Crash Course in Mathematics

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SDGs

This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Decent work and economic growth

Academic Year 2018/2019

Learning outcomes

The course aims at reviewing differential calculus and and linear algebra in order to provide the students with the basic mathematical tools necessary to deal with the topics of the course Mathematical Methods and Tools.

Course contents

1 LINEAR EQUATIONS

2 LINEAR INEQUALITIES

3 SETS AND FUNCTIONS

4 QUADRATICS, INDICES AND LOGARITHMS

5 SEQUENCES AND SERIES

6 INTRODUCTION TO DIFFERENTIATION

7 METHODS OF DIFFERENTIATION

8 MAXIMA AND MINIMA

9 EXPONENTIAL AND LOGARITHMIC FUNCTIONS

10 APPROXIMATIONS

11 MATRIX ALGEBRA

12 SYSTEMS OF LINEAR EQUATIONS

13 DETERMINANTS AND QUADRATIC FORMS

Readings/Bibliography

Malcolm Pemberton and Nicholas Rau, Mathematics for Economists: An Introductory Textbook, Fourh Edition, 2016

Chapters: 1-13

Teaching methods

Blackboard

Office hours

See the website of Gian Luca Tassinari