DMS102 Mathematics

Code DMS102
Name Mathematics
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice
Level and type Undergraduate Studies, Professional
Field of study Mathematics and Statistics
Academic staff Nataļja Budkina, Māris Buiķis, Aija Pola, Andrejs Matvejevs, Daina Pūre, Sergejs Smirnovs, Tamāra Kabiša, Evija Liepa
Credit points 4.0 (6.0 ECTS)
Parts 1
Annotation Functions. Limits. Derivative and its applications. The indefinite and definite integral. Linear algebra: determinants, matrices, systems of linear equations. Scalar and vectorial product. Plane analytic geometry. Variables..
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
Deliver basic mathematical concepts that are necessary to understand processes and algorithms in professional subjects. Develop students' logical thinking and skills to analyse basic aspects of special subjects with an objective to analyse more complicated problems.
Learning outcomes
and assessment
After successful completion of the course, students will be able to solve systems of linear equations and perform operations on matrices, able to solve resource planning tasks.. - Students' work is tested using homework assignment and problems in the final exam.
Can plot graphs of elementary functions, compute simple limits. Can operate of functions for economics purposes, be able to recognize a elementary function between economic functions. - A test and several problems in the final exam are used to assess students’ knowledge on these topics.
Can find derivatives of functions; can analyse the behavior of a function using limits and derivatives and plot the graph of a function. . Can solve the problem of optimization with economic content and decision-making problem. Can find elasticity of demand function. - Evaluation of students’ work is based on the results of homework assignments, tests and the final exam.
Can integrate simple functions, use the definite integral for the calculation of economic indicators. - Students’ knowledge and abilities are assessed in the tests and final exam.
Course prerequisites The course is based on the knowledge that has been acquined at secondary school.

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