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(6)

Text of the exam of November 2, 2018

Soon we will publish the solutions

(5) At the lecture of Wednesday, October 10, you have to bring the slides of fourth-fifth week.

(4) At the lecture of Wednesday, October 3, you have to bring the slides of third week AND the slides of the fourth-fifth week.

(3) At the lecture of Wednesday, September 26, you have to bring the slides of second week AND the slides of the third week.

(2) Please bring at every lecture of Wednesday the corresponding slides which you find at point (F1) below.

(1) The course starts Wednesday, September 12, h. 9-13, at Luiss, viale Romania. Prof. Gozzi will briefly present the course and then start the lecture.

Please bring at the first lecture a printed version of the file

Week1SlidesFGROMEMMEFfirstpartFall2018

that you find at point (F1) below.

**WELCOME TO THE WEBSITE OF THE COURSE “MATHEMATICAL METHODS FOR ECONOMICS AND FINANCE 2017-2018” – ROME
**

In this page you can find, beyond all up-to-date news about the course, the following material.

**(A) Teachers and time table**

**(B) Office hours**

**(C) Textbooks**

**(D) Preliminary program and effective one**

**(E) Exam rules**

**(F) The material for the first part of the course**

**(A) Teachers and time table.**

Teacher: prof. Fausto Gozzi (Full Professor at Luiss).

The first part of the course starts Wednesday, September 12 and ends Thursday, October 18 with the following schedule:

Wednesday 9 – 10.30 and 11-12.30 at Luiss, LECTURE;

Thursday 14.45 – 16.15, at EIEF, EXERCISES;

Students which have problems in following the course may take advantage of the so-called “academic gym”

http://www.luiss.it/studenti/tutorato/academic-gym

and of the tutoring

http://www.luiss.it/studenti/tutorato/tutorato-didattico

In particular, within the tutoring, it will be possible ask for clarifications on the prerequisites of the course which are not treated at the lectures.

**(B) Office hours.**

Fausto Gozzi: After the lectures of Wednesday or by appointment (to agree personally or by email at fgozzi at luiss dot it).

**(C) Textbooks**

*Main textbooks*

Course.

Authors: Simon, Blume,

Title: Mathematics for economists

Editor: Norton

**Other textbooks**

Authors: Lawrence E. Spence, Arnold J. Insel, Stephen H. Friedberg Title: Elementary Linear Algebra

Editor: Pearson Education

Author: James Stewart

Title: Calculus (International Metric Edition)

Editor: Brooks/Cole; International Edition

Author: Michael C. Delfour

Title: Introduction to Optimization and Differential Calculus

Editor: SIAM

**(D) Preliminary program and effective one**

Here is the link to the preliminary program published on the Luiss site:

http://www.luiss.it/cattedreonline/corso/M261/0/19FLME1/2018

Final program of the same course of last year

FinalROMEContentofLecturesMMEFFall2017

Down here is the program effectively taught with reference to the textbook and other didactic material.

FinalROMEContentofLecturesMMEFFall2018

*It is fundamental to recall that the program taught or summarized at the precourse will not be repeated during the course. Such program will be part of the basic knowledge needed to understand the course. People who did not follow the precourse is invited to study carefully (solving the exercises) the material found at the precourse site.*

*After the first lecture we will provide you with a self-evaluation test to help you to understand better your personal knowledge. Here it is *

EntranceTEST_preliminarycourse_Mathematics2018

*Thursday, September 20 we will put the solutions of the test, together with a brief guide to self-evaluation.*

*Here it is
*

TEST iniziale corso Metodi 2018_2019_autovalutazione

**(E) Exams rules**

Written Mid-term Exam on Friday, November 2 afternoon (to be confirmed).

The exam is divided in two parts (with separate delivery), like the one of the previous year. The first is closed book, and it is on theory and basic exercises. The second is open book and it is about more complex exercises.

For each part 90 minutes will be given.

**(F) The material for the first part of the course**

(F1) Slides used at the lectures

Week1SlidesFGROMEMMEFfirstpartFall2018

Week2FGROMEMMEFfirstpartFall2018

Week3FGROMEMMEFfirstpartFall2018

Week4-5FGROMEMMEFfirstpartFall2018

(F2) Tutorials with various exercises to solve

SoluzioniTutorial1secondaparteMetodi2016

Tutorial4MMEFfall2014UnconstrainedOptimization

SolutionsTutorials4and5MMEFfall2014

Tutorial6MMEFConstrainedOptimization1Fall2014

SolutionsTutorial6MMEFConstrainedOptimization1Fall2014

Tutorial7MMEFConstrainedOptimization2Fall2014

SolutionsTutorial7MMEFConstrainedOptimization2andEnvelopeFall2014

TA session Differential calculus

TA session Unconstrained Optimization

TA session Constrained Optimization_1

TA session Constrained Optimization_2

(F3) Exercises to solve and bring on Wednesdays: you will find every Saturday morning a file with exercises to solve and bring at the lecture of the following Wednesday.

Sol_RomeToSolveEx1Week1_2018NewVersion

PART1_SOL_RomeToSolveExWeek4_2018