APPLIES TO ACADEMIC YEAR 2012/2013
MET 1180 Mathematics
Responsible for the course
Dag Einar Sommervoll
Department of Economics
According to study plan
Language of instruction
After completing the course, the student will have acquired an understanding of basic algebra, functions on one and two variables, basic financial mathematics, integration and linear algebra.
After completing the course, the student will have acquired at least the following abilities:
After completing the course the student will have enhanced his analytic skills. The student should also be able to reflect on results of computations and have a critical attitude to their validity.
Basic knowledge of mathematics equivalent to the admission requirement for the programme.
Sommervoll, Dag Einar. 2012. Matematikk for økonomifag. 2 utg.. Gyldendal akademisk
Sommervoll, Dag Einar. 2011. Hjelper til matematikk for økonomifag. Gyldendal akademisk
I tillegg til litteraturen vil det bli brukt tidligere eksamensoppgaver. Tilgjengelig gjennom BIs eksamensdatabase
No specified computer-based tools are required.
Learning process and workload
The course is lectured over one year and consists of an introductory part (36 hours) and an advanced part (48 hours).
Introductory part - Taught throughout the autumn semester.
Advanced part - Starts after the introductory part in autumn and continues in spring term.
For each week there will be exercises and reading assignments. The student must gain knowledge from the material presented in the reading assignments and work through the exercises. Some of the exercises will be reviewed in class the following week. It is assumed that the student has worked on the exercise in order to take full advantage of the review.
By allocating some time in class to short assignment related to new topics, students will be activated and learning objectives achieved.
Recommended use of hours:
The final grade in the course is based on following activities:
Individual mid-term assignment half way through autumn term. Pass/Fail.
A three-hour individual written multiple-choice examination at the end of autumn term. Counts 30 % towards final grade.
A five-hour individual written examination at the end of spring term. Counts 70 % towards final grade.
To obtain final grade all parts must be passed. A re-sit can be taken in each separate part.
MET 11801 - Written assignment. Pass/Fail
MET 11802 - Multiple choice. Counts 30% towards the final grade in MET 1180 Mathematics, 7,5 credits.
MET 11803 - Written exam. Counts 70% towards the final grade in MET 1180 Mathematics, 7,5 credits.
Examination support materials
Multiple-choice examination - All support materials plus calculator TEXAS INSTRUMENTS BA II Plus™ are allowed.
Written examination - All support materials plus calculator TEXAS INSTRUMENTS BA II Plus™ are allowed.
Students are encouraged to bring solutions to previous assignments from the course. For more information, please see See http://www.bi.edu/studenthandbook/examaids.
Re-sit examination is offered every term.
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