Forward College

Mathematical Methods

This course develops a student’s proficiency in working with mathematical methods, and it investigates some applications to problems in economics, management and related areas. The course also develops the student’s understanding of the theoretical concepts behind these methods.

  • Basics (functions)
  • Differentiation
  • One-variable optimisation Integration
  • Functions of several variables
  • Multivariate optimisation
  • Matrices and linear equations
  • Differential equations
  • Difference equations

If you complete the course successfully, you should be able to:

  • use the concepts, terminology, methods and conventions covered in the unit to solve mathematical problems in this subject
  • solve unseen mathematical problems involving understanding of these concepts and application of these methods
  • explain how mathematics can be used to solve problems in economics and related subjects
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the underlying mathematical principles
  • M. Anthony and N. Biggs, Mathematics for Economics and Finance, Cambridge University Press.
  • K. Binmore and J. Davies, Calculus: Concepts and Methods, Cambridge University Press.

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