Course 2023-2024 a.y.

30400 - MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS - MODULE 1 (MATHEMATICS)

Department of Decision Sciences

Course taught in English

Student consultation hours
Class timetable
Exam timetable
Go to class group/s: 25
BEMACS (8 credits - I sem. - OB  |  SECS-S/06)
Course Director:
EMANUELE BORGONOVO

Classes: 25 (I sem.)
Instructors:
Class 25: EMANUELE BORGONOVO


Synchronous Blended: Lessons in synchronous mode in the classroom (for a maximum of one hour per credit in remote mode)

Mission & Content Summary

MISSION

This course covers the fundamentals of Multi-Variable Calculus, Discrete Mathematics and Linear Algebra .

CONTENT SUMMARY

  • Multi-Variable Calculus
  • Riemann Integral.
  • Discrete Mathematics.
  • Basic Probability.
  • Linear Algebra: Vector Spaces, Matrices, Determinant, Rank.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO)

KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING

At the end of the course student will be able to...
  • Explain the theoretical foundations of mathematics: axioms, definitions, theorems, proofs.
  • Explain in detail, through definitions, theorems and proofs, some selected topics of Real Analysis, Discrete Mathematics, and Linear Algebra
  • Illustrate the structure of a mathematical reasoning through the description of the steps in a proof.

APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING

At the end of the course student will be able to...
  • Use selected basic computational techniques (partial derivatives, integrals, sequences, asymptotic notation, combinatorial calculus, determinants).

  • Formulate definitions, theorems and their proofs as presented in the course.
  • Use the theorems, definitions and techniques learnt in class to analyze the correctness of new statements.
  • Perform corresponding calculations and solve problems posed in the form of exercises.

Teaching methods

  • Face-to-face lectures
  • Exercises (exercises, database, software etc.)

DETAILS

  • Exercises: the course material includes a collection of exercises, some of them taken from past exam papers, that help students improve their performances.

Assessment methods

  Continuous assessment Partial exams General exam
  • Written individual exam (traditional/online)
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  • Individual assignment (report, exercise, presentation, project work etc.)
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ATTENDING AND NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS

  • Students can take the exam in two ways:

     

    - through assignments and a short general exam taken only in the first exam session (Dec 2023). The final grade will come from assignments grade (50%) and the short general exam grade (50%)

    - through a unique general exam covering the entire program, worth 100% of the final grade.

     

  • Assignments and general exams consist of open ended questions. All types of questions contribute to the assessment of the students' acquired knowledge. Questions are aimed at verifying the knowledge of specific facts and properties about mathematical objects in order to assess students' ability to correctly apply theorems and other mathematical statements in solving dedicated problems.

Teaching materials


ATTENDING AND NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS

  • Lecture notes prepared by the teachers, homework assignments and exercises, available online.
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