Matrices, Graphs and Convexity

Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode EBB073A05
Vaknaam Matrices, Graphs and Convexity
Niveau(s) bachelor, uitwisseling
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I a
Rooster rooster

Uitgebreide vaknaam Matrices, Graphs and Convexity
Leerdoelen Upon completion of the course the student is able to:
1. Compute the Kronecker product, a Singular Value Decomposition, all left/right/generalized inverses and the Moore-Penrose inverse.
2. Check, prove and apply certain properties of (un)directed graphs.
3. Check and prove that a non-negative matrix is irreducible/primitive.
4. Check and prove that a set is convex and determine its extreme points.
5. Check and prove that a function is (quasi-)convex.
6. Compute all supporting/separating hyper-planes of convex sets.
Omschrijving The students will acquire knowledge and skills of mathematical methods used in econometrics and operations research. Topics: Kronecker product, singular value decomposition, one-sided inverses and generalized inverses of matrices, (un)directed graphs, irreducible non-negative matrices, convex sets, convex and quasi-convex functions, supporting hyper-planes of a convex set and separating hyper-planes of two convex sets.
Uren per week 4
Onderwijsvorm -hoorcollege ,  -werkcollege
(lectures, practices)
Toetsvorm -schriftelijk tentamen (open vragen)
Vaksoort bachelor
Coördinator dr. W. Romeijnders
Docent(en) dr. W. Romeijnders , student-assistants , L.M. van der Heide
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Lecture notes (info during first lecture)
Matrices, Graphs, and Convexity
Nusse, H.E.
Entreevoorwaarden The contents of: Mathematics I for EOR, Mathematics II for EOR, Multivariate Calculus, Linear algebra for EOR
Opmerkingen Info: Dr Ward Romeijnders, phone: +3150 36 38613.
Secr: Operations, phone: +3150 36 37491, e-mail:
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
BSc Econometrics and Operations Research/EOR  (basisprogramma BSc EOR) 2 semester I a verplicht
Courses Exchange (BSc)  (Courses Exchange Students (BSc) without limited access) 2 semester I a keuze
Pre-MSc-programma’s FEB  (Pre-MSc EORAS) 1 semester I a verplicht