Academic year
2020/2021 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title
Course code
ET2101 (AF:332551 AR:179278)
On campus classes
ECTS credits
Degree level
Bachelor's Degree Programme
Educational sector code
OFA Term
Course year
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The course is offered to the students who, because of the CISIA test, have received an additional formative obligation (OFA) in mathematics. In particular, the course is aimed at recovering the basic skills necessary to attend the courses of Mathematics - 1 and Mathematics - 2. In addition to the students who have to take the OFA test, also the students who need to refresh their basic knowledge in mathematics are invited to attend.
In order to guarantee assistance and participation, we will intensively employ Moodle: .
1. Knowledge and understanding:
1.1. understanding the terminology and the methodology of mathematics;
1.2. understanding the properties of powers and logarithms;
1.3. recognizing the different types of function;
1.4. understanding the solution techniques for equations and inequalities.

2. Ability to apply knowledge and understanding:
2.1. understanding a textbook of mathematics;
2.2. formalizing mathematica statements and problems;
2.2. identifying the goal of a given problem;
2.3. making the necessary calculations to solve a given problem.

3. Judgement skill:
3.1. interpreting simple mathematical models;
3.2. analyzing problems formalized in mathematical terms.

No pre-requisite is required.
- Terms and forms of mathematical language: logical connectives; implication; quantifiers; definition; axiom; theorem.
- Natural and integer numbers. Rational and real numbers. Properties of powers. Logarithms and their properties. Algebraic expressions and polynomials. Percentages.
- Elements and sets. Subsets and operations between sets.
- Functions. Composite and inverse functions. Real functions of real variables: monotone; periodic; even; odd . Graph of a function. Transformations of function graphs. Linear, quadratic, exponential and logarithmic functions.
- Equations and inequalities: rational; irrational; with absolute value; exponential; logarithmic.
- Coordinate systems in the plane and in the space. Distance in the plane. Line, circumference, ellipse, hyperbole and parabola.
- Sydsæter K., Hammond P., Strøm A., Carvajal A. (2016) Essential Mathematics for Economic Analysis. Pearson. [Chapters 1, 2, 3 (without the subsection "Newton’s Binomial Formula" and the section 3.7), 4 (without the subsections "Factoring Polynomials", "Polynomial Division" and "Polynomial Division with a Remainder") and 5]
- Other teaching material will be indicated by the teacher during the course.
The written exam consists of 26 multiple choice questions. In particular, for each question there are 5 possible answers, of which only one is correct. For each correct answer one gets 1 point, for each wrong answer one gets -0.25 points, for each answer not given one gets 0 points. The exam is considered sufficient with a score equal to or greater than 6 points.
The course is articulated into:
a) classroom lectures;
b) classroom exercises;
c) individual study.
Students are strongly encouraged to actively attend classes, by reading the teaching material before the class and by performing exercises similar to those taken into account in the classroom after the class.
The teaching is coordinated with the course of Mathematics - 1 in order to optimize the recovery of the basic mathematical skills.
Definitive programme.
Last update of the programme: 07/09/2020