# MATHEMATICS Course unit partition: Cognomi A-D

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Course unit partition: MATHEMATICS

## Learning objectives

THE COURSE AIMS TO PROVIDE BASIC MATHEMATICAL KNOWLEDGE THAT WILL ENABLE THE STUDENT TO DESCRIBE AND ANALYSE ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS PROBLEMS IN A STRUCTURED WAY AND TO ADEQUATELY USE THE MOST SUITABLE TOOLS OF CALCULUS FOR SOLVING THEM.
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AT THE END OF THE COURSE THE STUDENT WILL HAVE ACQUIRED THE NECESSARY QUANTITATIVE TOOLS FOR DISCERNING THE STRUCTURE OF A PROBLEM FROM THE CONTEXT, FOR THE PURPOSE OF UNDERSTANDING AND SUCCESSFULLY COMMUNICATING WHAT IS NEEDED FOR TAKING THE MOST SUITABLE ECONOMIC DECISIONS IN A SUFFICIENTLY INFORMED WAY. IN PARTICULAR, THE STUDENT WILL BE ABLE TO READ A GRAPH, INTERPRET A TABLE, CORRECTLY DECIPHER QUANTITATIVE INFORMATION TAKEN FROM THE INTERNET, AND ALSO CONSTRUCT A USEFUL MATHEMATICAL MODEL (AT LEAST IN THE SIMPLEST CASES) FOR SOLVING MICRO AND MACRO-ECONOMIC PROBLEMS.

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## Course unit content

- LINEAR FUNCTIONS AND MODELS.
- SYSTEMS OF LINEAR EQUATIONS AND MATRICES. MATRIX ALGEBRA AND APPLICATIONS.
- NON-LINEAR MODELS.
- THE DERIVATIVE. TECHNIQUES OF DIFFERENTIATION. APPLICATIONS OF THE DERIVATIVE.
- THE INTEGRAL. TECHNIQUES OF CALCULUS AND APPLICATIONS.
- FUNCTIONS IN SEVERAL VARIABLES.
AT THE END OF THE LECTURES, THE DETAILED COURSE PROGRAMME WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE ON INTERNET.

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## Bibliography

S. WANER, S.R. COSTENOBLE, STRUMENTI QUANTITATIVI PER LA GESTIONE AZIENDALE, APOGEO, MILANO, 2006.
FOR SOME IN-DEPTH STUDY, LECTURE NOTES WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET.

## Teaching methods

Oral and practical lesson

Written exam

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