MATH10130 Introduction to Analysis for Economics and Finance

Academic Year 2024/2025

This module is an introduction to mathematical analysis and differential calculus, with applications to finance. It begins with an introduction to mathematical reasoning and will then cover important concepts from analysis including functions, real numbers, sequences and limits, continuity and differentiability, power series, integration. Topics from finance to be discussed in a mathematical context include interest rates, net present value and elasticity.

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Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module students should be able to: Analyse mathematical problems; implement the methods of differential and integral calculus; solve a simple financial problem with mathematical tools; solve maxima and minima problems; compute and evaluate integrals of functions of single variable.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours




Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Lectures, tutorials, enquiry and problem-based learning. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Requirements:

Grade C or higher in Leaving Certificate Higher Mathematics Papers or equivalent.

Learning Recommendations:

At least H4 in the Leaving Certificate Exam (or equivalent).

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
ECON10030 - Intro Quantitative Economics, MATH10030 - Maths for Business, MATH10060 - Diff & Integral Calc, MATH10070 - Introduction to Calculus, MATH10310 - Calculus for Science, MATH10420 - Intro Calculus Engineers(NUin), MATH10430 - Intro Calculus Engineers(NUin), MATH20130 - Fund. Actuarial Mathematics I, MST00050 - Mathematics: An introduction, MST10010 - Calculus I, STAT10010 - Research Methods, STAT10140 - Research Methods for Science

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Participation in Learning Activities: Attending the tutorials and solving questions based on an online-based homework system (webwork). n/a Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40% No


Exam (In-person): Two hour exam in exam centre n/a Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40% No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring Yes - 2 Hour
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

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Calculus: Single Variable, 7th Edition
Authors: Deborah Hughes-Hallett et al.
ISBN-13: 978-1119379331
Name Role
Sebastian Benedikt Flad Tutor