The main objective of the course is to allow the student to "take possession" of some basic quantitative tools in order to separate the structure of a problem from its context so that he/she can understand and communicate what is needed to take informed and justified economic decisions.
At the end of the course, the student should be able to read a graph, interpret a table, correctly manage quantitative information and construct a useful simple mathematical model for micro and macro economic choice problems.
Linear and quadratic equations and inequalities.
Course contents summary
Linear functions and models.
Linear equations systems and matrices. Matricial algebra and applications.
The derivative. Differentiation techniques. Applications of the derivative.
The integral. Calculus techniques and applications.
Functions in several variables.
Basic elements of Financial Mathematics.
S. Waner, S.R. Costenoble, Strumenti quantitativi per la gestione aziendale, Apogeo, Milano, 2006.