# MET 1180 Mathematics

## MET 1180 Mathematics

This is a basic course in mathematics. The course is a compulsory part of the Bachelor of Science in Business. The course will be taught during the first year over two semesters. It consists of an introductory part in the autumn semester, and an advanced part in the rest of the autumn semester and the spring semester.

After completing the course, the student will have broad understanding of concepts, methods and theories in mathematics. The student will have broad knowledge of algebra, functions in one or several variables, financial mathematics, derivation and integration, and linear algebra, and specialized knowledge of how mathematical models and methods can be used in economics.

After completing the course, the student will be able to analyze quantitative problems using mathematical concepts, and be able to use mathematical methods to solve these problems. The student will be able to assess solution strategies, and be able to carry out the necessary computations correctly and precisely. The student will be able to give mathematical arguments to justify his conclusions, and be able to give written answers that explains the method used and the obtained results to the reader. The student will be able to see connections between mathematics and other subjects, especially economics.

After completing the course, the student will be able to reflect upon central assumptions for the models and theories used. The student will be able to reflect upon the results obtained, and critically assess if they are reasonable.

- Elementary algebra
- Mathematics of finance and series
- Functions and graphs
- Exponential and logarithmic functions
- Derivation with applications
- Integration with applications
- Linear algebra and matrix algebra
- Functions of several variables
- Optimization in several variables

The course is lectured over one year and consists of an introductory part (36 hours) and an advanced part (48 hours).

For each week, there will be a work program consisting of exercises and reading assignments. The student must learn the material presented in the reading assignments and work through the exercises. Some of the exercises will be reviewed in plenary sessions. 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.

Wolfram Alpha is used in lecture to illustrate taught material.

Starting in the autumn of 2023, the form of evaluation in this course has changed from four exam codes (MET 11804, MET 11805, MET 11806 and MET 11807) to two exam codes (MET 11808 and MET 11809).

A re-sit examination is offered in the former exam codes MET 11804, MET 11805, MET 11806 and MET 11807 in autumn 2023 and last time in spring 2024.

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**Disclaimer**

Deviations in teaching and exams may occur if external conditions or unforeseen events call for this.

Basic knowledge of mathematics equivalent to the admission requirement for the programme.

Exam category | Weight | Invigilation | Duration | Support materials | Grouping | Comment exam |
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Exam category:Submission Form of assessment:Written submission Exam code:MET 11808 Grading scale:ECTS Grading rules:Internal examiner Resit:Examination every semester | 40 | Yes | 3 Hour(s) | - BI-approved exam calculator
- Simple calculator
| Individual | (Autumn). All exams must be passed to obtain a final grade in the course. |

Exam category:Submission Form of assessment:Written submission Exam code:MET 11809 Grading scale:ECTS Grading rules:Internal examiner Resit:Examination every semester | 60 | Yes | 5 Hour(s) | - BI-approved exam calculator
- Simple calculator
| Individual | (Spring). All exams must be passed to obtain a final grade in the course. |

All exams must be passed to get a grade in this course.

Activity | Duration | Comment |
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Teaching | 84 Hour(s) | Lectures |

Group work / Assignments | 59 Hour(s) | Problem sessions |

Examination | 8 Hour(s) | Exam (two written exams) |

Student's own work with learning resources | 49 Hour(s) | Own work with theory and problems |

A course of 1 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of 26-30 hours. Therefore a course of 7,5 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of at least 200 hours.