Linear Algebra for EOR

Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde
Jaar 2017/18
Vakcode EBP037A05
Vaknaam Linear Algebra for EOR
Niveau(s) propedeuse
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II a
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Uitgebreide vaknaam Linear Algebra for EOR
Leerdoelen Upon completion of the course the student is able to:
1. Compute the real (complex) eigenvalues and real (complex) eigenvectors of square matrices, to determine the algebraic and geometric multiplicity of eigenvalues, and to compute generalized eigenvectors.
2. Check and prove (formulating correctly and completely) if a given quadratic form is positive (negative) definite.
3. Solve certain first order differential equations and certain systems of linear difference (or differential) equations.
4. Analyze local stability of equilibria of certain simple systems and generate phase portraits of some planar systems.     
5. Compute the determinant of square matrices.    
6. Check and prove (formulating correctly and completely) if a given set is a linear space, and to check and prove if a given subset of a linear space is a linear subspace.     
7. Compute a basis of a linear space (or abstract linear space) and to prove (formulating correctly and completely) the computed result     
8. Compute the dimension of a linear subspace (or abstract linear subspace) and to prove (formulating correctly and completely) the computed result     
9. Compute the matrix corresponding to a given linear map w.r.t. a given basis of the Euclidean space (basis transformations)
Omschrijving Eigenvalues, eigenvectors, solutions of differential equations and their stability, determinants, linear (sub)spaces
Uren per week 8
Onderwijsvorm hoor- en werkcolleges
Toetsvorm schriftelijk tentamen, tussentoets(en)
Vaksoort propedeuse
Coördinator dr. A. van der Made
Docent(en) dr. C.G.F. van der Kwaak ,dr. A. van der Made
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Mathematics for Economists, W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., New York and London, 1994
Carl P. Simon and Lawrence Blume
Entreevoorwaarden Admittance to the BSc EOR. Depending on e.g. capacity, other students may be allowed to participate in some or all course activities. (To be decided by the Programme Director.)
Opmerkingen Info: Dr Allard van der Made, phone: +3150 363 7077, e-mail:
Secr: Martine Geerlings-Koolman, phone: +3150 363 7018, e-mail:
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
BSc Econometrics and Operations Research/EOR  (basisprogramma BSc EOR) 1 semester II a verplicht