Mathematical methods and techniques

Course Code :1101TEWSEW
Study domain:Mathematics
Academic year:2017-2018
Semester:1st/2nd semester
Contact hours:75
Credits:6
Study load (hours):168
Contract restrictions: No contract restriction
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 1st and/or 2nd semester
Lecturer(s)Ida Ruts

3. Course contents *

After a short general introduction, the focus is on three major subjects: analysis, integral calculus and matrix algebra.
For each subject, we first revise the most important topics taught in Secondary School, after which we deepen and expand our study of these themes, and apply them to (social) economics.
The "Analysis" section deals with functions of both one and several variables, relating to the study of extremes (an important subject in a faculty of applied economic sciences).
In the section on integral calculus, we focus on the calculation of indefinite and definite integrals. Numerical approximation methods are also treated.
Finally, in the section "Matrix Algebra", we focus on matrix calculus and the diagonalisation of a matrix.