Mathematics for Social Sciences II


Human Resources Management and Organisational Behaviour, Publication in the Diário da República - Despacho nº 1887/2016 - 05/02/2016

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Basics of differential calculus and algebraic calculus.

On completion of this module the students should be able to analyse, interpret and formulate integral calculus and linear algebra problems and should have acquired the mathematical skills to extrapolate mathematical problems to economic and social realities.

1. Integral calculus (definition, calculus and applications) 2.Matrices (definition, types of matrices, matrix arithmetic, transposed matrix, rank of a matrix, Gaussian elimination and systems of linear equations); 3. Determinants (definition, properties, Laplace expansion, adjoint and inverse matrices, Cramer's rule and systems of linear equations).

Evaluation Methodology
The same methodology is used both for continuous and exam assessment: 1 summative closed-book test marked 0-20.

- Anton, H. e Rorres, C. (2010). Elementary Linear Algebra: Applications Version. N.Y.: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- Ferreira, M. e Amaral, I. (2009). Exercícios de Primitivas e Integrais. Lisboa: Edições Sílabo
- Ferreira, M. (2009). Exercícios de Álgebra Linear. (Vol. 1.º). Lisboa: Edições Sílabo
- Strang, G. (2006). Linear Algebra and its Applications. USA: Wellesley Cambridge Press

Method of interaction
Lectures and practical exercises.

Software used in class
Not applicable.