APPLIES TO ACADEMIC YEAR 2012/2013
EXC 2910 Mathematics
Responsible for the course
Department of Economics
According to study plan
Language of instruction
This is a basic mathematics course that spans two semesters. It aims to prepare the student for quantitative courses in economics and finance. The first semester (autumn) covers basic mathematical skills in algebra, equations, inequalities, functions and their graphs, and differentiation. The second semester (spring) focuses on more advanced calculus and some financial mathematics.
Students will get to know a wide area of mathematical topics relevant to subjects in business administration such as statistics, finance and economics.
Sydsæter, Knut and Peter Hammond. 2012. Essential mathematics for economic analysis. 4th ed. Prentice Hall
Learning process and workload
The course spans two semesters and consists of an introduction and an advanced part, total 84 lecture hours.
First semester (autumn - EXC 2911) 36 hours - covers basic mathematical skills in algebra, equations, inequalities, functions and their graphs, and differentiation.
Second semester (spring - EXC 2912) 48 hours - focuses on more advanced calculus and financial mathematics.
The lecture hours will both cover the theory and train the students in practical problem solving. Every week the students are assigned exercises that will be discussed in the following lecture. The students are expected to work on these weekly exercises, and they will form a basis for the examinations.
During each semester a mid-term mandatory assignment will be given. This will have to be approved to have the course approved.
The final grade in the course will be based on following elements:
- Assignment 1 will be given half way trough the first semester. Pass/Fail.
- A three- hour individual multiple-choice examination will be given at the end of the first semester. Counts for 20 % of the final grade.
- Assignment 2 will be given half way trough second semester. Pass/Fail.
- A four- hour individual written exam will be given at the end of second semester. Counts for 80 % of the final grade.
All elements must be passed to obtain the final grade. It will be possible to sit for a re-examination separately.
EXC 29101 - Assignment 1- Pass/fail
EXC 29102 - Multiple- choice. Counts 20% towards the final grade.
EXC 29103 - Assignment 2- Pass/fail
EXC 29104 – Written examination. Counts 80% towards the final grade.
Examination support materials
Multiple choice - No support materials allowed except a bilingual dictionary.
Written exam - All examination support materials plus calculator TEXAS INSTRUMENTS BA II Plus™ are allowed
Examination support materials at written examinations are specified under exam information in our web-based Student Handbook. Please note use of calculator and dictionary. http://www.bi.edu/studenthandbook/examaids
A re-sit examination is held in every term.
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