Pre-Sessional Mathematics

**As Taught Autumn
Semester 2011**

**Dr M Montero, School of Economics, University of Nottingham**

**Module
Title:** Pre-Sessional
Mathematics.

**Module
Code:** L14201

**Total
Credits: **0

**Level
of Study:** Post Graduate

**Offering
School:** School of
Economics

**Frequency
of Class:** 5 x 2 hour
lectures per week (for two weeks)

**Targeted Students:** MSc students
in the School of Economics.

The content
presented here provides information for prospective students on module L14201 –
‘Pre-Sessional Mathematics’, offered by the School of Economics, University of
Nottingham. The module is conveyed by Dr M Montero.

The aim of
the module is to provide students with the mathematical tools required for
economic analysis at postgraduate level. Taught topics include:

**Univariate
Calculus**

Functions, Differentiation, Integration, Optimisation

**Linear Algebra**

Matrix algebra, Inverse, Determinant, Systems of linear equations, Eigenvalues

**Multivariate
Calculus**

Functions, Differentiation, Opimisation, Constrained optimization, Comparative
statics

**Dynamic
Analysis**

Systems of difference and differential equations, Stability, Dynamic
optimisation