27991 - Mathematical Analysis T-1 (A-K)

Course Unit Page

Academic Year 2018/2019

Learning outcomes

Fornire una buona padronanza metodologica ed operativa degli aspetti istituzionali del calcolo differenziale ed integrale per le funzioni di una variabile.

Course contents

PROPERTIES OF REAL NUMBERS, LIMITS AND CONTINUOUS FUNCTIONS. Generalities about functions: composition of functions, invertible functions and inverse functions. Pecularities of real-valued functions of one real variable. Definition of convergent and of divergent sequences of real numbers. Theorems about limits of sequences: uniqueness of the limit, comparison theorems. The algebra of limits. Monotone sequences and their limits. The number e. Decimal representation of real numbers.  Definition of a continuous function of one real variable. The Weierstrass theorem and the intermediate value theorem. Definition of limit of a real function of one real variable; generalization of results established for sequences. Continuity of the composition of two continuous functions and the theorem on the change of variable in a limit. One-sided limits. Monotone functions and their limits. Asymptotes. The inverse circular functions. The hyperbolic functions and their inverse functions.
DIFFERENTIAL CALCULUS. Definition of a differentiable function and of derivative of a function. The algebra of derivatives. The chain rule. The mean value theorem and its application to study the monotonicity of a function. Higher order derivatives. Taylor's formula with Peano and Lagrange forms of the remainder. Relative maxima and minima of a function: definitions, necessary conditions, sufficient conditions. Convex functions.
INTEGRAL CALCULUS. Definition of the Riemann integral. Properties of the integral: linearity, additivity, monotonicity, the mean value theorem. Sufficient conditions of integrability. The fundamental theorems of the integral calculus. The theorems of integration by substitution and of integration by parts. Piecewise continuous functions and propeties of their integrals. Improper integrals: definitions, absolute convergence, comparison theorem.
COMPLEX NUMBERS. Definition and operations on complex numbers. Algebraic form of a complex number, modulus and argument of a complex number, exponential form of a complex number. De Moivre formula, roots of a complex number, algebraic equations in C, the complex exponential function.
LINEAR DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS. Linear differential equations of first order: general integral for homogeneous and non homogeneous equations, the Cauchy problem. Linear differential equations of second order with constant coefficients: general integral for homogeneous and non homogeneous equations, the Cauchy problem. Generalization to variable coefficients and arbitrary order equations.


Marco Bramanti, Carlo Domenico Pagani, Sandro Salsa, Analisi matematica 1. Ed. Zanichelli.


Marcellini P.-Sbordone C.: Analisi Matematica 1 - Liguori Editore


M. Bertsch, R. Dal Passo, L. Giacomelli - Analisi Matematica, ed. McGraw Hill. (seconda edizione)


G.C. Barozzi, G. Dore, E. Obrecht: Elementi di Analisi Matematica, vol. 1, ed. Zanichelli.

In general, the student may use any good textbook of Mathematical Analysis which contains the arguments of the program. The student will check with the professors the validity of the chosen alternative textbook depending on the program.

Exercices book:

M. Bramanti - Esercitazioni di Analisi 1, Ed. Esculapio, Bologna, 2011

M. Amar, A.M. Bersani - Esercizi di Analisi Matematica 1, Ed. Esculapio, Bologna, 2011

S. Abenda - Esercizi di Analisi Matematica Vol 1, Ed. Progetto Leonardo -Bologna
S. Salsa & A. Squellati: Esercizi di Matematica, Vol. I, Ed. Zanichelli

Teaching methods

The course consists of lessons describing the fundamental concepts of differential and integral calculus real for real functions of one real variable. Lessons are completed with examples and counterexamples illuminating the theoretical content. Futhermore a lot of exercises are solved in the classroom.

Assessment methods

The examination consists of a preliminary written test and a test about the theoretical part. The written part contains exercises, and that could contains also basilar theoretic questions. In order to sustain the written test the student must register through AlmaEsami [https://almaesami.unibo.it/]. During this written exam the student cannot use books or notes. Electronic devices of any kind are also forbidden.

If this written test is passed, the student can sit for the test concerning the theoretical aspects of the course.

Access to the test concerning the theoretical aspects of the course is allowed only to the students passing the written part. This part of the exam dwells upon the comprehension of the relevant concepts and on the knowledge of definitions and the statements of fundamental theorems. Proofs of some theorems, may be required. The theoretical part of the exam must be passed in the same session of the written part. Only in the period january - february the oral part may be passed in the subsequent session.

Teaching tools

Textbook and exercices book, online material available on http://www.dm.unibo.it/~baldi [http://www.dm.unibo.it/%7Ebaldi] and on INSEGNAMENTI ONLINE [https://iol.unibo.it/].

Tutorship (if appointed).

Office hours

See the website of Annalisa Baldi