SF1627 Mathematics for Economists 9.0 credits

Matematik för ekonomer

Basic course in elementary Calculus  for applications in economics. This course is aimed at practical calculations and computations in economics applications rather than mathematical theory and it contains no trigonometry. Part of the content is taken from the Swedish high school mathematics course D. This course may not be included in a regular KTH MSc programme in engineering.

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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

Elementary functions, especially logarithms, polynomials, exponential functions, the sum symbol and certain simple sums, especially geometric sums, differential calculus in one and several variables, extreme value problems with and without constraints, local approximation of functions in one variable by linear and quadratic polynomials (Taylor's formula), interpretation of derivatives and integrals as present value, price elasticity, consumer surplus etc. 

Intended learning outcomes *

After the course the student should be able to

  • use concepts. theorems and methods to solve and present solutions to problems within the parts described by the course content,
  • read and comprehend mathematical text.

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

Basic requirements. 

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Literature

Announced no later than 4 weeks before the start of the course on the course web page

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Examination *

  • TENB - Examination, 6.0 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • TENC - Examination, 3.0 credits, Grading scale: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

The examiner decides, in consultation with KTHs Coordinator of students with disabilities (Funka), about any customized examination for students with documented, lasting disability. The examiner may allow another form of examination for re-examination of individual students.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Examiner

Tommy Ekola

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SCI/Mathematics

Main field of study *

Mathematics, Technology

Education cycle *

First cycle

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Ethical approach *

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.