Università degli Studi di Napoli "Parthenope"

Teaching schedule

Academic year: 
2022/2023
Partition: 
Cognomi A-L
Belonging course: 
Course of Bachelor's Degree Programme on ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS
Disciplinary sector: 
MATHEMATICAL METHODS OF ECONOMY, FINANCE AND ACTUARIAL SCIENCES (SECS-S/06)
Credits: 
9
Year of study: 
1
Teachers: 
Dott.ssa DONNINI Chiara
Cycle: 
First Semester

Language

Italian

Course description

Learning objectives: The aim of the course is to provide the basic knowledge of mathematics and the most suitable calculation techniques to address the application of mathematics to economics, finance and statistics.

Knowledge and understanding: The student should be able to demonstrate knowledge of mathematical tools and ability to identify those suitable for modeling and solving economic, financial and statistical issues. Faced with a more complex problem, the student has to be able to analyze and solve every part of it, interpret the obtained results and provide the solution to the original problem.

Applying knowledge and understanding: The student has to be able to choose and apply mathematical tools to economics, finance and statistics. The student has to be solve optimization problems.

Making judgments: The student has to develop a critical ability to formulate a problem in a mathematical approach, apply the tools of the discipline and interpret the mathematical solution in different contexts.

Communication: The student has to be able to answer the oral test questions, showing his ability to express and formalize mathematical concepts. He has to be able to explain the techniques learned to solve the questions of the written exam.

Lifelong learning skills: The student has to develop the ability of mathematical reasoning. He has to be able to use mathematical concepts, procedures and tools to describe, explain and predict economic and financial phenomena.

Prerequisites

Set theory. Naturals, integers, rational and real numbers. Elements of analytical geometry.

Syllabus

Functions. Limits, continuity and differentiability. Applications of differential computation. Graph of a function. Functions of multiple variables: derivatives. Linear algebra. Nonlinear equations. Integral calculation: definition of indefinite integral, definite integral, immediate integrals.
Functions. Limits, continuity and differentiability. Applications of differential computation. Graph of a function. Functions of multiple variables: derivatives. Linear algebra. Nonlinear equations. Integral calculation: definition of indefinite integral, definite integral, immediate integrals.

Functions. Limits, continuity and differentiability. Applications of differential computation. Graph of a function. Functions of multiple variables: derivatives. Linear algebra. Nonlinear equations. Integral calculation: definition of indefinite integral, definite integral, immediate integrals.
Functions. Limits, continuity and differentiability. Applications of differential computation. Graph of a function. Functions of multiple variables: derivatives. Linear algebra. Nonlinear equations. Integral calculation: definition of indefinite integral, definite integral, immediate integrals.

Teaching Methods

The course includes frontal lessons, during which the themes of the program are discussed, and exercises in attendance. The student can practice and consolidate his skills in the course section on the E-learning platform at the "Parthenope" University.

Textbooks

P. DE ANGELIS, Matematica di base, Giappichelli
LANG S. (2002) Short calculus. Springer-Verlag, New York

Learning assessment

During the exam, the student must demonstrate that he has acquired theoretical knowledge, passing a multiple choice test consisting of 10 multiple choice questions, and theoretical-practical skills, supporting the performance of exercises with the theoretical motivations regarding the chosen resolution methods. The time for the completion of the test is one hour and fifteen minutes. During the test it is not allowed to use any kind of support.
The achievement of a minimum of 18 points determines the admission to the oral test.
The assessments of the oral test and that of the written test contribute to the definition of the final grade.
During the course there are two partial tests, one in the middle of the lesson and one at the end. These tests will be structured in a similar way to the written test. The final grade will be determined as the average of the votes of the two tests. The achievement of a minimum of 18 points determines the admission to the oral test.

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