Basic mathematics and statistics
2014-2015 - REA1131F - 10 ECTS

Expected learning outcomes

The student should be able to show and use skills in mathematics an statistics necessary in other subjects and in later professional life.



Elementary algebra. Functions: Linear, polynomal, rational, exponential and logaritmic functions. Limits, continuity and differentiation, maxima and minimaproblems. Series, annuities, effective interest. Functions of several variables: partial differentiation, Lagrange method.


Descriptive statistics: Measures of sentral tendency, variation correlation, statistical diagrams. Probability: Probability distributions, expected value, variance and standard deviation. Binomial, normal l and poisson distribution.Test of hypothesis. Regression analysis. Chi-square tests.

Teaching Methods

Mandatory assignments

Form(s) of Assessment

Written exam, 4 hours

Grading Scale

Alphabetical Scale, A(best) – F (fail)

External/internal examiner

One or two internal examiner(s).
External examiner is used periodically every 3 or 4 year.

Re-sit examination

Re-sit examination for the written exam.

Examination support

Formelsamling i matematikk for videregående skole. Gyldendal. ISBN 82-05-29845-9 or ISBN 978-82-05-38499-6
Hans Petter Hornæs: Formelsamling i statistikk, HiG

Coursework Requirements

5 coursework requirements

Teaching Materials

  • Bjørnstad, H., Olsson, U. H., Søyland, S. and Tolcsiner, F. Matematikk for økonomi og samfunnsfag. Høyskoleforlaget. ISBN 82-76-34544-1 or ISBN 978-82-7634-756-2.
  • Hans Petter Hornæs: Formelsamling i statistikk, HiG
  • Løvås, G. Statistikk for universiteter og høgskoler. Universitetsforlaget. ISBN 82-15-00224-2