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ECON5155 – Mathematics 4B: Topics

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Course content

General topics in mathematics. The topics of the course will be discussed with the participants at the beginning of the course.

Learning outcome

To furnish a number of solution techniqes for concrete problems in the fields covered.


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.

Students enrolled in other Master's Degree Programmes can, on application, be admitted to the course if this is cleared by their own study programme.

If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures.

This is an advanced course at phd-level, but open for specially interested masters students.


Recommended previous knowledge

ECON4140 – Mathematics 3: Differential Equations, Static and Dynamic Optimization / ECON4145. A working knowledge of elementary calculus, including integration, the elementary theory of differential equations, and the rudiments of probability theory.


Lectures: 2 hours per week throughout the semester.

Seminars: 2 hours per week through parts of the semester.

Access to teaching

A student who has previously been admitted to the course, is entitled to repeat the course, contingent on available capacity.


3 hour written exam at the end of the semester.

Examination support material

Students may use dictionaries at this exam. Dictionaries must be handed in before the examination. Please read regulations for dictionaries permitted at the examination.

Open book examination where all printed and written resources, in addition to calculator, are allowed.

Language of examination

The problem set will be given in English. Answers can be given in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or in English. See § 5.4 in Regulations governing studies and examinations at the University of Oslo.

Grading scale

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

The Department of Economics has passed following resolution for ECON-courses: It will no longer be possible for candidates to register for an exam in a lower level course after having passed exams in intermediate and advanced level courses in the same subject area (also where there are no pre-requisites that apply to the intermediate course). Further information can be found here.

Students who might wish to retake the exam later, are not guaranteed that the course is ever repeated with a similar reading list, nor that the exam arrangement will be the same.

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.

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Autumn 2012


Autumn 2012

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