# FORK 1003 Preparatory course in Mathematics

- Course description for FORK 1003 Preparatory course for MSc in Business,
a preparatory course for MSc in Business/Finance that covers the topics
**mathematics**,**economics**, and**econometrics**. - This is the web page for the
**mathematics**part of the course. See the course description and It's Learning for economics and econometrics. - For material from last year's preparatory course, see FORK 1003 Mathematics 2018/19

### Reading

- [ME] Simon, Blume, Mathematics for Economists, International Student Edition, Norton 1994

### Self-test

- The self-test can be taken before the FORK 1003 Preparatory course in Mathematics (to see if you need to follow the course), or after the preparatory course (to see if you have learned the material and are prepared for your MSc courses).
- Self-test: Test for FORK 1003 Preparatory course in Mathematics - Solutions
- Self-evaluation: Max score for each problem on the test is given, with a total of 84p. A score of 50p or more is acceptable, a score of 65p or more is very good, and a score of 75-84p is excellent.

### Lecture plan

Date: | Topic: | Reading: | Exercises: |
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Wed Jul 31: 0900-1145, C1-060 | Lecture 1: Linear systems and Gaussian elimination | [ME] 6.1, 7.1 - 7.3 | [ME] 7.1 - 7.3, 7.12 - 7.16 |

Wed Jul 31: 1400-1645, C1-060 | Lecture 2: Functions in one variable and the derivative | [ME] Chapter 2 - 5 | [ME] 2.11, 5.1, 5.3, 5.5, 5.8 + Extra Problems |

Thu Aug 01: 0900-1145, C1-060 | Lecture 3: Matrices and vectors, matrix algebra, inverse matrices | [ME] 8.1 - 8.4, 10.1 - 10.3 | [ME] 8.1, 8.2, 8.5, 8.15, 8.18, 8.20, 8.22, 10.5 |

Thu Aug 01: 1400-1645, C1-060 | Lecture 4: Optimization in one variable. Integration. | [ME] Chapter 13 - 14, Appendix A4 | [ME] Extra problems |

Fri Aug 02: 0900-1145, C1-060 | Lecture 5: Determinants | [ME] 9.1 - 9.2, 26.1 - 26.3 | [ME] 9.1, 9.7, 9.8, 9.11, 26.1, 26.2, 26.13, 26.22 |

Fri Aug 02: 1400-1645, C1-060 | Lecture 6: Partial derivatives and optimization in two variables | [ME] Chapter 17 - 18 | [ME] 17.1 + Extra Problems |