Mathematics I

Business Administration (pós-laboral)
6 ECTS; 1º Ano, 1º Semestre, 30,0 T + 45,0 PL


Knowledge of algebraic calculus.

At the end of this module the students will be able to analyse, interpret and formulate problems in Linear Algebra and Projects with networks, and have obtained the mathematical skills that will allow the extrapolation of mathematical problems to economic and social realities.

PROJECTS ANALYSIS WITH NETWORKS: 1. Introduction to Microsoft Project 2. CPM and PERT 3. Financial analysis
LINEAR ALGEBRA: 1.Matrices(definition, types, matrix arithmetic, rank of a matrix, Gaussian elimination and systems of linear equations); 2. Determinants (definition, properties, Laplace expansion, The adjoint and inverse matrices, Cramer's rule and systems of linear equations).

Evaluation Methodology
Continuous assessment: written test (70%) (minimum grade 6) and project in Microsoft Project (30%).
Exams assessment: Closed-book written exam graded from 0 to 20.

- Strang, G. (2009). Linear Algebra and its Applications. USA: Wellesley Cambridge Press
- Amaral, I. e Ferreira, M. (2008). Álgebra Linear: Matrizes e Determinantes. (Vol. 1). Portugal: Edições Silabo
- Anton, H. (2010). Elementary Linear Algebra. USA: John Wiley & Sons

Method of interaction
Lectures and practical classes some of them working with Microsoft Project.

Software used in class
Microsoft Project