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LSE: Mathematics 1 Part 2: Integral calculus, algebra, and applications

The second in a series of two courses which help you to master mathematics fundamentals and build your quantitative skillset for progression in high-growth careers, or to use as step towards further study at undergraduate level.

Mathematics 1 Part 2: Integral calculus, algebra, and applications
5 weeks
12–15 hours per week
Self-paced
Progress at your own speed
Free
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Starts Feb 22
Ends Dec 31

About this course

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Mathematics 1 Part 2 is the second of two self-paced courses from LSE which aim to introduce and develop and understanding of essential mathematical concepts, methods and techniques. This course can be taken alone or as part of the LSE MicroBachelors program in Mathematics and Statistics Fundamentals.

Part 2 covers the following topics:

  • Integration

  • Profit maximisation

  • Constrained optimisation

  • Matrices, vectors, and linear equations

  • Sequences, series, and financial modelling

This course will equip you with the skills to solve unseen mathematical problems in these areas and will emphasise their applications to problems in economics, management, and related areas.

At a glance

  • Institution: LSE
  • Subject: Math
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Prerequisites:

    Secondary school (high school) algebra; basic knowledge of mathematical concepts. It is strongly recommeded to study the LSE mathematics courses in order (starting with Mathematics 1, Part 1) given the cumulative nature of the subject matter.

  • Language: English
  • Video Transcript: English
  • Associated programs:
  • Associated skills:Management, Basic Math, Economics, Statistics, Integral Calculus, Algebra

What you'll learn

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By the end of this course you will have:

  • used the concepts, terminology, methods and conventions covered in the course to solve mathematical problems
  • the ability to solve unseen mathematical problems involving understanding of these concepts and application of these methods
  • seen how mathematical techniques can be used to solve problems in economics and related subjects
  • acquired skills in the methods of calculus (including multivariate calculus) and linear algebra, as required for their use in economics-based subjects
  • Integration

  • Profit maximisation

  • Constrained optimisation

  • Matrices, vectors, and linear equations

  • Sequences, series, and financial modelling

This course is part ofMathematics and Statistics Fundamentals MicroBachelors Program

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