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School of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine
Course unit
AG11105558, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2019/20

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
AG0057, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 8.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination MATHEMATICS
Website of the academic structure
Department of reference Department of Agronomy, Food, Natural Resources, Animals and the Environment
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge MARCO DI SUMMA MAT/09

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary 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 of
Individual study
Practice 1.0 8 17.0 No turn
Lecture 7.0 56 119.0 No turn

Start of activities 30/09/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
9 Commissione a.a. 2019/20 01/12/2019 30/11/2020 DI SUMMA MARCO (Presidente)
RINALDI FRANCESCO (Membro Effettivo)
8 Commissione a.a. 2018/19 01/12/2018 30/11/2019 DI SUMMA MARCO (Presidente)
RINALDI FRANCESCO (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: Though the following topics will be 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 one-variable 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: McGraw-Hill, 2012. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Artico, Giuliano, ISTITUZIONI DI MATEMATICA - Primo corso di matematica per la laurea triennale. Padova: Edizioni Libreria Progetto, 2007. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Artico, Giuliano, 333 ESERCIZI SVOLTI. Padova: Edizioni Libreria Progetto, 2003. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Problem based learning
  • Problem solving
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)
  • Latex