MAT-12806 Mathematics M (Mathematics for Social Sciences)


Studiepunten 6.00

Independent study0
Course coordinator(s)dr. OA van Herwaarden
JJB van den Heuvel
Lecturer(s)dr. OA van Herwaarden
G de Kleuver
Examiner(s)dr. OA van Herwaarden

Language of instruction:


Assumed knowledge on:

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


Note: This course can not be combined in an individual programme with MAT-14803 Mathematics 1 and/or MAT-15003 Mathematics 3.

Applied mathematics relevant for the social sciences: topics from matrix- and vector-algebra and analysis, including applications. 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.


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


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


M. de Gee. Mathematics that Works, volume 2: Analysis applied. Epsilon uitgaven. ISBN 978-90-5041-168-4. Available at the WUR-shop.
M. de Gee. Mathematics that Works, volume 3: Vectors and matrices applied. Epsilon uitgaven. ISBN 978-90-5041-169-1. Available at the WUR-shop.
O.A. van Herwaarden []. Handleiding Wiskunde M (2020) and Practicumopdrachten Wiskunde M (2020). Available at the WUR-shop.

Verplicht voor: BBCManagement and Consumer StudiesBSc6MO
BINInternational Development StudiesBSc1MO