MAT-12806 Mathematics M (Mathematics for Social Sciences)


Studiepunten 6.00

Practical intensively supervised12
Course coordinator(s)dr. OA van Herwaarden
Lecturer(s)dr. OA van Herwaarden
drs. CJA Bloemsma
MJC Rienstra-Negenman
dr. ir. JD Stigter
Examiner(s)dr. OA van Herwaarden

Language of instruction:


Assumed knowledge on:

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


Applied mathematics relevant for the social sciences: topics from matrix- and vectoralgebra 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 vectoralgebra in a mathematical or an applied context;
- apply mathematical knowledge, insights 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 modeled mathematically;
- use results of computer algebra in elaborating mathematical models from social sciences.


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


Written exam with open questions and/or short answer (or multiple choice) questions.


M. de Gee, Wiskunde in Werking, deel 1: vectoren en matrices toegepast (Epsilon uitgaven nr. 48, druk 2003 of recenter) en deel 2: analyse toegepast (Epsilon uitgaven nr. 49, druk 2009 of recenter). O.A. van Herwaarden e.a., Handleiding Wiskunde M 2011. Practicumopdrachten Wiskunde M 2011. WUR Shop.

Verplicht voor: BBCManagement and Consumer StudiesBSc1MO
BINInternational Development StudiesBSc1WD
BEBEconomics and GovernanceBSc1WD