ECON4120 – Mathematics 2: Calculus and Linear Algebra
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
- Autumn 2017
- Spring 2017
- 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
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 admitted to study programmes at UiO must each semester register which courses and exams they wish to sign up for in Studentweb.
Students not admitted to the Master’s programme in Economics or the Master’s programme in Economic Theory and Econometrics (Samfunnsøkonomisk analyse), can apply for admission to one of our study programmes, or apply for guest student status.
Formal prerequisite knowledge
- ECON1100 – Matematikk I, 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 and seminars.
Compulsory tuition activity
- Four assignments
- Three of four assignments must be approved
- Each one of the four assignments has its own submission deadline
If you do not meet the requirement of passing three of four assignments, you will be given one new assignment. You will only be able to hand in the new assignment if you have passed two of four assignments.
When the compulsory activity is approved, the result will be registered. It will be valid for 8 consecutive semesters.
If you have had the previous compulsory tuition activity approved, this is valid for 8 consecutive semesters starting from the semester you had the compulsory tuition activity approved.
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.
Access to teaching
A student who has completed compulsory instruction and coursework and has had these approved, is not entitled to repeat that instruction and coursework. A student who has been admitted to a course, but who has not completed compulsory instruction and coursework or had these approved, is entitled to repeat that instruction and coursework, depending on available capacity.
Ordinarily, this course has a 4-hour written school exam.
For 2020 the following applies for the exam in ECON4120:
The examination will be a 5-hour home examination in Inspera. The home exam will be an open-book exam, where all written and printed resources as well as technical support is allowed. All submitted papers will be checked for plagiarism. You can find the date and time for the exam on the semester page.
You must have passed the mandatory activities in order to sit for the exam.
Use of sources and citation
Examination support material
Resources allowed: As of autumn 2019, there will no longer be an open-book exam in ECON3120/4120. The only resource allowed for the exam will be a calculator.
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
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 code for registration for lecture, seminar and exam for the master's students. ECON3120 – Mathematics 2: Calculus and Linear Algebra is the course code for the bachelor's students.