In an ever increasing number of contexts it is advisable that a graduate in economic disciplines is able to use quantitative measurements and tools. The main objective of the course is to allow the student to "take possession" of these tools in order to separate the structure of a problem from the context so that he/she can understand and communicate as effectively as possible what is needed to take informed and justified economic decisions.
First and second order equations and inequalities.
Course contents summary
Linear functions and models.
Linear systems and matrices. Economic applications.
Differential Calculus and economic applications.
Integrals. Economic applications.
Functions in several variables.
S. Waner, S.R. Costenoble, Strumenti quantitativi per la gestione aziendale, Apogeo, Milan, 2006.
Assessment methods and criteria
The knowledge and the skill in comprehension will be tested through three questions about elementary mathematics (1), a problem (2) and three theoretic questions (3).
The quality of learning, the skill in the applications of the concepts
and the independence of judgement will be verified through the economic problem (2). In order to solve such a problem, the student will individuate an opportune mathematical model, by obtaining the solution through the analytical tools presented in Course.
The use of an appropriate technical language will be checked through three open questions (3) about the theoretic subjects of the Course.