30319 - QUANTITATIVE METHODS FOR SOCIAL SCIENCES (MODULE I - MATHEMATICS)
Course taught in English
Go to class group/s: 23
- Clear and precise concepts and their relevance for applications.
- Results, which are relevant for the social sciences.
- Ability to handle elementary examples.
- Ability to construct and to analyze simple models.
- Linear algebra: vectors and matrices with applications.
- Linear algebra: solution of linear algebraic systems with applications.
- Differential calculus: basic notions (derivative, differential) both for functions of one and of several variables.
- Basic static optimization, both unconstrained and constrained, with applications.
- Integral calculus: definite and indefinite integrals.
- Simple ordinary differential equations: solution and qualitative analysis with applications.
- Discrete dynamic models with applications.
- 4 individual homework assignments during the course [max 4 points].
- 2 written partial exams or a general written exam [max 13 points].
- 1 class assignment on modeling with MATHCAD.
- 1 oral exam consisting of two questions [max 13 points].
There are not different assessment method/exam program between attending and not attending students.
- M. D’AMICO, L. PECCATI, Math for Social Sciences, Milano, Egea, 2017.
- Materials available on Blackboard platform.