
Module Availability 
All year



Assessment Pattern 
Unit(s) of Assessment 
Weighting Towards Module Mark (%)

2.5 Hour Examination 
70%

Coursework 
30%

Qualifying Condition(s) A weighted aggregated mark of 40% is required to pass the module.




Module Overview 
This module seeks to provide the necessary mathematical skills essential for those second and final year modules that are mathematical in nature. It will demonstrate the role mathematics plays in the formulation of economic theory and subsequent analysis.



Prerequisites/Corequisites 
None 


Module Aims 
 To enable students to transform economic models into mathematical format
 To develop mathematical manipulation skills in the search for a solution
 To develop ability in the interpretation of mathematical solutions in an economic context



Learning Outcomes 
By the end of the module students will:
 Understand the role mathematics plays in the representation and analysis of economic theory
 Be proficient at obtaining derivatives and integrals for a wide range of functions
 Be able to structure economic and finance problems in mathematical format and solve where appropriate



Module Content 
The following is an indication of the topics to be covered:
 Mathematical foundations including linear and quadratic equations
 Differential calculus, including multivariate calculus
 Intergral calculus
 Optimisation  unconstrained and constrained
 Series and financial maths



Methods of Teaching/Learning 
Lectures (36 hrs) and classes (12 hrs) 


Selected Texts/Journals 
Chiang, A C & Wainwright, K, Fundamental Methods of Mathematical Economics, 4^{th} edition, McGraw Hill, 2005. Jacques, I, Mathematics for Economics and Business, 6^{th} edition, PrenticeHall, 2009. Renshaw, G, Maths for Economics, 2nd edition, OUP, 2009 


Last Updated 
28 September 2010

