Course code ECN102

ECN102 Introduction to Mathematics for Economists

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Course responsible: Dag Einar Sommervoll
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: School of Economics and Business
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Teaching exam periods:
This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2017-2018
Preferential right:
Course contents:
The course covers selected functions of relevance for natural sciences and economics. Mathematical notions and computational techniques related to limits, continuity, differentiation, integration, analysis and optimization in one and two variables, with and without constraints is the core of the course. Geometric series and simple differential equations are also covered.
Learning outcome:

After  course completion masters:

1. Analysis of function that occur in economic models.

2. Basic differentiation and algebraic manipulations in one and two variables.

3. Transform a verbally formulated model into its mathematical equivalent.

Learning activities:

Lectures covers the curriculum. 

Students get problem sets which aims to develop mathematical insight as well as computational skills. Supervised study groups will aid the students in achieving this goal.

Selected chapters of Matematikk for Økonomifag 3utg. Sommervoll
Recommended prerequisites:
Students are encourage to take ECN001.
Mandatory activity:
10 compulsory assignments, 8 must be passed. Approved assignments is valid for two years.
Written exam, 3,5 hours (100%)
Nominal workload:
300 hours
Entrance requirements:
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse).
Reduction of credits:
MATH100 Introductory Mathematics - 10 ECTS.
An external sensor reviews the curruculum, exam and grading.
Allowed examination aids: B1 Calculator handed out, no other aids
Examination details: One written exam: A - E / Ikke bestått