# EXC 2910 Mathematics

## EXC 2910 Mathematics

Mathematics is a foundation course that is included as a compulsory part of the bachelor's programs in economic administration subjects.

After completing the course, the student will have acquired mathematical knowledge in basic algebra and function theory, also with functions in several variables.

The aim is to develop an understanding of mathematical concepts both through the ability to perform mathematical calculations and to gain a deeper conceptual understanding. This means, for example, the ability to see connections between algebraic and graphical representations the same problem or to see connections between mathematics and other subjects, especially economics. Students gain skills in understanding mathematical problems and how to choose appropriate strategies for solving them.

The ability of analytical thinking and being able to reflect on the results and calculations will be strengthened thoughout the course.

- Basic algebra.
- Solving equations and inequalities. Systems of equations.
- Functions and graphs.
- Differentiation and its use in economics.
- Basic financial mathematics.
- Basic integration.
- Functions of two variables. Partial differentiation and Langrange's method.
- Introduction to matrices and Gauss elimination.

The course is taught over one semester and consists of 42 lecture hours and 14 tutoring hours. In the lectures, central parts of the syllabus are reviewed.

Problem solving will be a central part of the joint lectures in that the students are presented with tasks in the lecture and receive feedback by having these reviewed and discussed. Each week, a work program will be drawn up with literature references and tasks. The student must acquire the material in the literature reference and solve the tasks. Some of the tasks will be reviewed in plenary.

From the academic year 2024/2025, the type of evaluation in this course has changed from two exam elements (former exam codes EXC 29105 and EXC 29106) to one exam element (new exam code EXC 29107).

Final re-sit exams in EXC 29105 and EXC 29106 are offered in autumn 2024 and spring 2025.

Higher Education Entrance Qualification.

**Disclaimer**

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

No specific prerequisites are required.

Assessments |
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Exam category: School Exam Form of assessment: Written School Exam - pen and paper Exam/hand-in semester: First Semester Weight: 100 Grouping: Individual Support materials: - BI-approved exam calculator
- Simple calculator
- Bilingual dictionary
Duration: 5 Hour(s) Exam code: EXC 29107 Grading scale: ECTS Resit: Examination every semester |

Activity | Duration | Comment |
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Teaching | 42 Hour(s) | |

Digital resources | 32 Hour(s) | Videos and mulitple choice tests |

Prepare for teaching | 60 Hour(s) | |

Group work / Assignments | 61 Hour(s) | |

Examination | 5 Hour(s) |

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.