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BMAT 12A01 - Quantitative and mathematical methods for social Sciences - Introductory level

Type d'enseignement : Seminar

Semester : Autumn 2017-2018

Number of hours : 24

Language of tuition : English

Pre-requisite

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Course Description

This course has been designed for students with more of a literary background. Students who followed a bac L, and any student who is unfamiliar with the basic concepts of algebra and calculus must register this course. Introduction to calculus covers the basic concepts that students need to follow Principles of Economics : Microeconomics. It includes the basics of : - Algebra : basic operations, percentages, linear equations, linear system of two equations with two unknowns (elimination and substitution methods), expansion, factorization, second degree equations, functions (linear, polynomial, exponential, logarithmic). - Calculus : first derivatives, the link between math and graphs (point of tangency), second derivatives (concavity and convexity), basic integration. - Optimization without constraints, and eventually with constraints.

Teachers

  • HORIGOSHI REIS, Ana Mie (PhD student)
  • LE FLOCH, Christine (Professeur agrégé)
  • MONTANA, Jaime (PhD student)

Course validation

To validate the course, the student is expected to pass: 4 quizzes (30 %) + 1 midterm exam (30 %) + 1 final exam (40 %).

Required reading

Dowling, Edward (Schaum's Outline of Introduction to Mathematical Economics, 3rd edition, MCGrawhill).