Mathematical Methods for Economists
7.5 credits cr.
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Mathematics is a useful tool in many subjects, and this course is for you who need a little more maths for further studies in economics or business. The course is mandatory in some specialisations of the Bachelor's Programme in Business Administration.
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In this course you learns mathematics that will be useful for further studies in business or economics. You learn to use basic methods of analysis in one or multiple variables to solve mathematical and applied problems in for example geometry and economics. You also learn some basic linear algebra, so that you can solve simple problems concerning matrices, vectors and determinants.
The course is mandatory in some specialisations of the Bachelor's Programme in Business Administration, but can also be taken as a freestanding course.
The course covers:
- functions of one variable
- derivatives and integrals
- maxima and minima for functions of one variable
- functions of multiple variables
- maxima and minima for functions of two variables
- matrices and determinants
- solving of systems of linear equations
- geometric series
The course consists of one element, assessed with a written examination.
Instruction is given in the form of lectures and exercise sessions. There is also some video material (in Swedish) available on the course web.
The course is assessed through written examination, with grades between A-F where A-E are passing grades.
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ScheduleThe schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
The schedule for the spring 2021 linked below was altered on 11/1 since it previously overlapped with the schedule for the course Financial Statistics, which many students are taking at the same time.
Note that during the spring 2021 the course will be taught online. We have not yet made a decision about whether the exam will be on campus or online.
Course literatureNote that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.
ContactStudent affairs officeStudent advisor in mathematics and mathematical statistics