MAT-12806 Mathematics M (Mathematics for Social Sciences)

Course

Credits 6.00

Teaching methodContact hours
Tutorial67
Practical12
Independent study
Course coordinator(s)dr. OA van Herwaarden
Lecturer(s)G de Kleuver
dr. OA van Herwaarden
Examiner(s)dr. OA van Herwaarden

Language of instruction:

Dutch

Assumed knowledge on:

Mathematics at the VWO level Wiskunde A, B, A1,2 or B1.

Contents:

Applied mathematics relevant for the social sciences: topics from matrix- and vector-algebra and analysis, including applications. The language of instruction is Dutch. Computer practicals to enlarge insight and skills.

Learning outcomes:

After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:
- use and apply definitions and concepts from analysis and matrix- and vector algebra in a mathematical or an applied context;
- use and apply mathematical knowledge and methods to solve basic mathematical problems related to social sciences using a systematic approach;
- critically reflect upon the results by verifying them;
- interpret the results in terms of the problem that was modelled mathematically;
- use results of computer algebra in elaborating mathematical models from social sciences.

Activities:

- active participation in tutorials and computer practicals;
- preparing for the tutorials and practicals, and keeping up with the subject matter.

Examination:

Written test with open and/or multiple choice questions mark (100%). A simple electronic calculator (NOT a graphic calculator) is allowed.

Literature:

M. de Gee. (2013 or more recent). Wiskunde in Werking, deel 1: vectoren en matrices toegepast. Epsilon uitgaven nr. 48. 440p. ISBN 978-90-5041-140-0.
M. de Gee. (2009 or more recent). Wiskunde in Werking, deel 2: analyse toegepast. Epsilon uitgaven nr. 49. 414 p. ISBN 978-90-5041-110-3.
O.A. van Herwaarden [et.al]. Handleiding Wiskunde M (2017) and Practicumopdrachten Wiskunde M (2017). (available: WUR-shop).

ProgrammePhaseSpecializationPeriod
Compulsory for: BBCManagement and Consumer StudiesBSc6MO
BINInternational Development StudiesBSc1MO
BEBEconomics and GovernanceBSc1WD