151-0400 – Mathematics A (MatKomb)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Mathematical Methods in Economics
Subject guarantorRNDr. Pavel Rucki, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduate
Subject version
Version codeYear of introductionYear of cancellationCredits
151-0400/01 1999/2000 2009/2010 4
151-0400/02 2006/2007 2009/2010 4
151-0400/03 2006/2007 2009/2010 4
151-0400/04 2006/2007 2009/2010 4
151-0400/05 2010/2011 2017/2018 5
151-0400/06 2018/2019 5

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Knowledge • Define the function of one variable. • Find the domain and range and basic properties. • Draw graphs of elementary functions. • Compute limits and derivates of functions. • Find the properties of no elementary functions a draw theirs graphs. • Obtain easier imagine about economic functions. • Order knowledge about vectors in the plain. • Identify the types of matrices. • Solve the system of linear equations. Comprehension • Express economic dependences using a mathematical function. • Explain the slope of a function. • Restate the terms “concavity” and “convexity” into the “degressive” and “progressive”. • Generalise the functions on the dependences in the real live. • Express knowledge of vectors to the space. Applications • Relate economic and mathematical functions. • Discover the tools suitable for describing of dependences in economics and other sciences. • Develop the technique of graphs drawing. • Apply knowledge of linear algebra in economics, e.g. traffic problems, structural analysis. • Solve basic problems of linear programming.

Teaching methods

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Other activities


Taught in Czech only. It contains the following topics: 1. Linear algebra – matrices, determinant, rank. 2. Linear algebra – the inverse of the matrix, linear equations. 3. Functions of one real variable – definition, properties, graphs, inverse functions. 4. The limit of function – properties of limits, limits to infinity, one sided limits, definition of continuit, sequences, limits of sequences. 5. An introduction to the derivation – slope of a tangent line at a point, 6. Higher order derivations, l´Hospital´s rule. 7. Additional applications of derivation.

Compulsory literature:

[1] Hoy, M., Livernois, J., McKenna, Ch., Rees, R., Stengos, T. Mathematics for Economics. The MIT Press, London, 2011. [2] Tan, T.S. Calculus: Early Transcendentals. Brooks/Cole Cengage Learning, Belmont, 2011.

Recommended literature:

[1] Larson, R., Falvo, C.D. Elementary Linear Algebra. Houghton Mifflin, Boston, New York, 2008. [2] Luderer, B., Nollau, V., Vetters, K. Mathematical Formulas for Economists. Springer Verlag, third edition, 2007. [3] Simon, C.P., Blume, L. Mathematics for Economists. W.W. Norton & Company, New York-London, 2005.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.