ELE 3719 Mathematics elective
APPLIES TO ACADEMIC YEAR 2012/2013

ELE 3719 Mathematics elective Responsible for the course Eivind Eriksen Department Department of Economics Term According to study plan ECTS Credits 7,5 Language of instruction Norwegian Introduction This course gives an introduction to selected topics in mathematics and probability theory. Learning outcome Acquired knowledge Upon completing this course, the student should have acquired mathematical knowledge in selected topics that are important for finance, economics and statistics. The student should:
Acquired skills Upon completing this course, the student should have acquired skills including:
Reflection Upon completing this course, the student should have strengthened his/her analytical thinking, and have realized the value of precise and systematic work. Prerequisites The course builds directly on MET 1180 Mathematics. Compulsory reading Books: Ross, Sheldon M. 2010. Introduction to probability models. 10th ed. Elsevier/Academic Press Recommended reading Books: Sydsæther, Knut ... [et al.]. 2008. Further mathematics for economic analysis. 2nd ed. Financial Times/PrenticeHall. Kap. 1, 56, 8 Course outline
Computerbased tools Not used in this course. Learning process and workload The course has 45 hours of lectures. There will be work programmes with problems that the student should solve. Some of the problems will subsequently be solved in class. Some time in class will be set aside for the students to work on basic problems in topics recently covered in lectures. This will activate the students and increase the learning outcome through the presentation of solutions to the problems.
Examination A five hour individual written examination concludes the course. Examination code(s) ELE 37191  Wiritten examination, accounts for 100% of the final grade in ELE 3719 Mathematics elective  7.5 credits. Examination support materials BIdefined exam calculator is allowded at the written exam. TEXAS INSTRUMENTS BA II Plus™ Under information about examinations in the Student Handbook on the web, examination support materials permitted at written examinations are specified. Notice in particular the use of calculators. See http://www.bi.edu/studenthandbook/examaids. Resit examination A resit is held in connection with the next scheduled course. Additional information 
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