cod. 1001152

Academic year 2016/17
1° year of course - First semester
Academic discipline
Analisi matematica (MAT/05)
Matematica, informatica e statistica
Type of training activity
84 hours
of face-to-face activities
12 credits
course unit

Learning objectives

Knowledge and understanding.
Students must demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the basic results of differential and integral calculus for functions of one real variable.

Applying knowledge and understanding.
Students must be able to apply the forementioned notions to solve medium level problems related to the field of study and to understand how they can be used for solving problems in a more applied context.

Making judgements.
Students must be able to evaluate coherence and correctness of results obtained by themselves or by others.

Communication skills.
Students must be able to communicate in a clear and precise way mathematical statements in the field of study, also in a context broader than mere calculus.


Students are supposed to be familiar with the basic mathematical tools taught in High School: basic set theory, elementary algebra, logarithms and exponential, trigonometry, equations and inequalities, basic plane analytical geometry.

Course unit content

Differential and integral calculus for functions of one real variable.

Full programme

1) Number systems.
1) Real and Complex numbers.
From rational to real numbers. Non-exitence of the square root of two in the field of rationals. Dedekind's completeness axiom. Least upper bound and greatest lower bound of sets. Archimedean property of integers. Density of rational numbers. Continuous functions.
Induction principle, Bernoulli's inequality.
Complex numbers. Algebraic and geometric representation of complex numbers. De Moivre's formula. Roots of complex numbers. The fundamental theorem of algebra.

2) Numerical sequences and series.
Convergent and divergent sequences. Theorems about limits of sequences. Monotone sequences. Nepero's number and some fundamental limits of sequences. Bolzano-Weierstrass theorem. Cauchy sequences and completeness of real numbers.
Convergent and divergent series. Necessary condition for convergence. Series with nonnegative terms: comparison, root and ratio tests. Leibnitz's test for alternating series. Absolute convergence.

3) Limits and continuity for functions of one real variable.
Finite and infinite limits, limits at infinity. Theorems about limits of functions. Limits of monotone functions. Some fundamental limits of functions. Continuous functions. Composition of continuous functions. Continuity of inverse functions. Continuity of elementary functions. The intermediate value theorem and its consequences. Weierstrass theorem. Uniform continuity and Heine-Borel theorem

4) Differentiation of functions of one real variable.
The derivative of a real function of one variable and its geometrical meaning. The algebra of derivatives. The chain rule and the inverse function theorem. Derivatives of elementary functions. Theorems by Fermat, Rolle and Lagrange and their consequences. Higher order derivatives. Taylor's formula. Lagrange's remainder. Maxima and minima of differentiable functions. Convex functions and their properties. Antiderivatives. Integration by parts and by substitution. Antiderivatives of rational functions.

5) The Riemann integral.
The Riemann integral of a bounded real function of one variable and its geometrical meaning. Properties of the integral. Integrals of monotone and continuous functions. The mean value theorem for integrals. The fundamental theorem of calculus and its consequences. Generalized integrals. Integral test for series.


E. GIUSTI "Analisi Matematica 1", II ed., Bollati Boringhieri, Torino 1988
E. ACERBI e G. BUTTAZZO: "Primo Corso di Analisi Mathematica", Pitagora editore, Bologna 1996
D. MUCCI "Analisi Matematica esercizi vol.1", Pitagora, Bologna 2004

Teaching methods

Lectures in classroom. Laboratory activities in smaller groups.

Assessment methods and criteria

One written examination

Other information

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