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Mathematics 1 MT105a

Half course

This half course develops basic mathematical methods and will emphasise their applications to problems in economics, management and related areas.

Prerequisites / Exemptions

This half course may not be taken with:

  • MT1174 Calculus
  • MT1186 Mathematical methods

Topics covered

  • Basics
  • Differentiation
  • Integration
  • Functions of several variables
  • Matrices and linear equations
  • Sequences and series

Learning outcomes

If you complete the course successfully, you should be able to:

  • use the concepts, terminology, methods and conventions covered in the half course to solve mathematical problems in this subject
  • solve unseen mathematical problems involving understanding of these concepts and application of these methods
  • see how mathematical techniques can be used to solve problems in economics and related subjects


Unseen written examination (2 hrs). 

Essential reading

  • Anthony, M. and N. Biggs. Mathematics for Economics and Finance. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Course information sheets

Download the course information sheets from the LSE website.