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