EXC 2910 Mathematics
APPLIES TO ACADEMIC YEAR 2012/2013

EXC 2910 Mathematics Responsible for the course Svein Lund Department Department of Economics Term According to study plan ECTS Credits 7,5 Language of instruction English Introduction 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. Learning outcome Acquired knowledge Students will get to know a wide area of mathematical topics relevant to subjects in business administration such as statistics, finance and economics. Acquired skills
Prerequisites None Compulsory reading Books: Sydsæter, Knut and Peter Hammond. 2012. Essential mathematics for economic analysis. 4th ed. Prentice Hall Recommended reading Course outline
Computerbased tools Learning process and workload The course spans two semesters and consists of an introduction and an advanced part, total 84 lecture hours. Introduction part First semester (autumn  EXC 2911) 36 hours  covers basic mathematical skills in algebra, equations, inequalities, functions and their graphs, and differentiation. Advanced part 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 midterm mandatory assignment will be given. This will have to be approved to have the course approved.
Examination 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 multiplechoice 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 reexamination separately. Examination code(s) 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 webbased Student Handbook. Please note use of calculator and dictionary. http://www.bi.edu/studenthandbook/examaids Resit examination A resit examination is held in every term. Additional information 
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