
Course unit
MATHEMATICS
AG11105558, A.A. 2018/19
Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2018/19
ECTS: details
Type 
ScientificDisciplinary Sector 
Credits allocated 
Basic courses 
MAT/09 
Operational Research 
8.0 
Course unit organization
Period 
First semester 
Year 
1st Year 
Teaching method 
frontal 
Type of hours 
Credits 
Teaching hours 
Hours of Individual study 
Shifts 
Practice 
1.0 
8 
17.0 
No turn 
Lecture 
7.0 
56 
119.0 
No turn 
Examination board
Board 
From 
To 
Members of the board 
8 Commissione a.a. 2018/19 
01/12/2018 
30/11/2019 
DI SUMMA
MARCO
(Presidente)
RINALDI
FRANCESCO
(Membro Effettivo)
DE GIOVANNI
LUIGI
(Supplente)

7 Commissione a.a. 2017/18 
01/12/2017 
30/11/2018 
DI SUMMA
MARCO
(Presidente)
RINALDI
FRANCESCO
(Membro Effettivo)
DE GIOVANNI
LUIGI
(Supplente)

Prerequisites:

Though the following topics will be briefly recalled, the student is supposed to have knowledge of
 linear and quadratic equations and inequalities,
 equation of line, parabola and circle,
 main trigonometric relations,
 properties of exponentiation and logarithms. 
Target skills and knowledge:

This course aims at providing mathematical tools for the study of functions and the solutions of practical problems by means of derivatives, integrals and differential equations. 
Examination methods:

Written exam, in which the student has to study a onevariable function and solve some additional shorter exercises similar to those presented in this course. 
Assessment criteria:

The exam is designed to verify that the student has understood the basic theoretical notions illustrated in this course, and that he/she has learnt to exploit these notions to solve problems. 
Course unit contents:

 Recollection of some basic notions.
 The notion of function, elementary functions.
 Exponentiation and logarithms.
 Limit of a function.
 Derivatives, maximum and minimum points, increasing and decreasing functions, convex and convave functions.
 Study of a function.
 Functions of two or more variables.
 Integrals.
 Some kinds of differential equations. 
Planned learning activities and teaching methods:

Lectures and exercises. 
Additional notes about suggested reading:

Lecture notes will be given to the students. It is also possible (though not strictly necessary) to use the books suggested below. 
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings) 

Villani, Vinicio; Gentili, Graziano, MATEMATICA  Comprendere e interpretare fenomeni delle scienze della vita. Milano: McGrawHill, 2012.

Artico, Giuliano, ISTITUZIONI DI MATEMATICA  Primo corso di matematica per la laurea triennale. Padova: Edizioni Libreria Progetto, 2007.

Artico, Giuliano, 333 ESERCIZI SVOLTI. Padova: Edizioni Libreria Progetto, 2003.

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
 Lecturing
 Problem based learning
 Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)
Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
 Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)
 Latex

