
Academic Year:  2015/6 
Owning Department/School:  Department of Economics 
Credits:  6 
Level:  Certificate (FHEQ level 4) 
Period: 
Semester 1 
Assessment Summary:  EX 100% 
Assessment Detail: 

Supplementary Assessment: 
ES10005 Resit Exam (where allowed by programme regulations) 
Requisites:  
Description:  Aims: To provide students with knowledge of areas of mathematics that are relevant to undergraduate economics and to prepare them for more advanced units in economics and econometrics. Learning Outcomes: By the end of the course unit, students should be able to understand key mathematical concepts, solve mathematical problems, and apply mathematics to economic problems. Skills: Students will develop mathematical skills, specifically as listed in the Content section below. Content: * Differentiation: differentiation of functions of one variable: rules of differentiation, stationary points, higher order derivatives, concavity and convexity, point of inflection, differentiation of exponential and logarithmic functions, concepts of marginals and elasticities, single variable optimization problems. * Partial Differentiation: differentiation of functions of more than one variable; higher order partial derivatives, total differentials, implicit differentiation, homogeneous functions and Euler's theorem, concepts of marginals and elasticities. * Matrices: matrix operations; determinants; matrix inversion; solution of system of linear equations by matrix inversion; Cramer's rule; quadratic forms: definiteness, characteristic root and characteristic vector. * Concavity and convexity of functions of more than one variable; unconstrained and constrained optimization problems involving more than one variable. Indicative textbook: Pemberton, M. and N. Rau, Mathematics for Economists. Manchester University Press 2011 (and earlier editions). 
Programme availability: 
ES10005 is Compulsory on the following programmes:Department of Economics
