MATHEMATICS FOR SOCIAL SCIENCES
|Academic year||2019/2020 Syllabus of previous years|
|Official course title||MATHEMATICS FOR SOCIAL SCIENCES|
|Course code||LT9030 (AF:302484 AR:166684)|
|Modality||On campus classes|
|Degree level||Bachelor's Degree Programme|
|Educational sector code||SECS-S/06|
|Spazio Moodle||Link allo spazio del corso|
The course offers an introduction to essential mathematical concepts and tools which are useful for political and social sciences, including key concepts of calculus in one and more than one variable and of optimization. The course will focus also on Social Choice Theory and we will consider some formal aspects of social choice and their application to democracy.
At the end of the course students should have acquired the ability to analyse properties of functions of one variable and the ability to compute derivatives and they should be able to maximize/minimize a quantity described by a one variable function.
-Characterizing voting methods
-Introduction to calculus and the derivative
During the course other references will be given.