ECON4120 – Mathematics 2: Calculus and Linear Algebra
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
- Autumn 2016
- Spring 2016
- Autumn 2015
- Spring 2015
- Autumn 2014
- Spring 2014
- Autumn 2013
- Spring 2013
- Autumn 2012
- Spring 2012
- Autumn 2011
- Spring 2011
- Autumn 2010
- Spring 2010
This course is equivalent with ECON3120 – Mathematics 2: Calculus and Linear Algebra
Among other things, the course includes elementary linear algebra, the solution of equation systems, the theory of functions of several variables, including both unconstrained and constrained optimization, and integration. In several of these topics the course expands upon the contents of ECON2200 – Matematikk 1/Mikro 1 (MM1) (discontinued).
You should know
- functions of one and several variables and optimization with or without constraints (introducing inequality constraints)
- integration and differential equations
- linear algebra in terms of vectors and matrices, with applications to and linear equation systems
You should be able to
- solve more sophisticated calculus problems than what is covered in ECON2200
- aggregate quantities using methods of integration, and analyze dynamic models formulated as differential equations.
- linearize nonlinear models
- formulate linear models in a compact notation, manipulate them in an efficient manner and solve linear equations algorithmically using the theory on linear algebra
This course should enable you to
- read and understand the notation and analyses of a wide class of models in the scientific literature , including multivariate models
- formulate and formalize a wider range of models than what is covered in ECON2200
- analyze such models in your own academic work, for example in analyses that are part of the master’s thesis
Students who are admitted to study programmes at UiO must each semester register which courses and exams they wish to sign up for in Studentweb.
If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures.
Apply for guest student status if you are admitted to another Master's programme, or have completed a master in Economics at UiO or another Norwegian University.
Formal prerequisite knowledge
Bachelor's degree in Economics, or equivalent.
- 10 credits overlap with ECON3120 – Mathematics 2: Calculus and Linear Algebra
- 10 credits overlap with MS102 Matematikk for samfunnsvitere II
- 10 credits overlap with SOØMAT Matematikkdel av sem.emne matematikk og statistikk
- 3 credits overlap with MAT1010 – Mathematics for applications II (discontinued)
- 8 credits overlap with MAT1110 – Calculus and linear algebra
Lectures: 4 hours per week throughout the semester.
Seminars: 2 hours per week through parts of the semester.
Compulsory tuition activities:
- A compulsory term paper.
If the compulsory term paper is not approved, you may be given a second attempt to hand in a new term paper/improve the term paper within a short deadline.
When the compulsory term paper is approved, the result will be registered. The term paper will be valid for 8 consecutive semesters.
Candidates who have passed the course before autumn 2016 and wish to re-take the exam need to get the term paper approved before they can re-take the exam.
Absence from compulsory tuition activities
If you are ill or have another valid reason for being absent from compulsory tuition activities, your absence may be approved or the compulsory activity may be postponed.
A 3-hour written school exam.
You must have passed the mandatory activities in order to sit for the exam.
Use of sources and citation
Examination support material
Resources allowed: Open book examination where all printed and written resources, in addition to calculator, are allowed.
From spring 2018 there are two calculators allowed for examinations:
- Aurora HC106 - a very simple calculator with most basic functions
- Casio FX-85EX which is a scientific calculator with 274 functions.
All other calculator types will be rejected. The calculators are checked in the exam room. There is no opportunity to lend the calculator of fellow students.
You can buy the calculators at Akademika bookstore at Blindern, or online.
The same general rules for cheating also apply when using calculator.
Language of examination
The examination text is given in English.You may submit your response in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English.
Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.
Explanations and appeals
It is recommended to request an explanation of your grade before you decide to appeal.
The deadline to request an explanation is one week after the grade is published. For oral and practical examinations, the deadline is immediately after you have received your grade.
The explanation should normally be given within two weeks after you have asked for it. The examiner decides whether the explanation is to be given in writing or verbally.
Resit an examination
If you are sick or have another valid reason for not attending the regular exam, we offer a postponed exam later in the same semester.
See also our information about resitting an exam.
Withdrawal from an examination
It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.
Special examination arrangements
Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.
ECON4120 – Mathematics 2: Calculus and Linear Algebra is the course number for registration for lecture, seminar and exam for the master's students. ECON3120 – Mathematics 2: Calculus and Linear Algebra is the course number for the bachelor's students.