About this Course
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This course provides a very brief introduction to basic mathematical concepts like propositional and predicate logic, set theory, the number system, and proof techniques. At the end of the course, students will be able to (1) detect the logical structure behind simple puzzles (2) be able to manipulate logical expressions (3) explain the connection between logic and set theory (4) explain the differences between natural, integer, rational, real and complex numbers (5) recognise different basic proof techniques...
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Approx. 6 hours to complete

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English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Clock
10 minutes to complete

Introduction

Overview and motivation of the topics to be treated in the course...
Reading
1 reading
Reading1 reading
Why logic for economists?10m
Clock
1 hour to complete

Propositional logic

Logical propositions and the rules that govern them....
Reading
4 videos (Total 41 min), 4 quizzes
Video4 videos
Basic operations7m
De Morgan's laws8m
The Lady or the Tiger?7m
Quiz4 practice exercises
Logical knots6m
Basic transformations6m
De Morgan's laws6m
The Lady or the Tiger?10m
Clock
1 hour to complete

Predicate logic, set theory, and functions

Logical statements that depend on a variable....
Reading
4 videos (Total 57 min), 2 quizzes
Video4 videos
Predicate logic and set notation11m
Functions and their graphs18m
Onto and one-to-one19m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Predicate logic and set theory12m
About functions8m
Week
2
Clock
1 hour to complete

Numbers

...
Reading
2 videos (Total 39 min), 1 quiz
Video2 videos
The other numbers28m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Questions about numbers6m
Clock
1 hour to complete

Proofs

...
Reading
1 video (Total 23 min), 1 quiz
Video1 video
Quiz1 practice exercise
Proof techniques8m
Clock
20 minutes to complete

Final test

...
Reading
1 quiz
Quiz1 practice exercise
Final Test20m

Instructor

Florian

Dr. Ir.
Quantitative Economics

About University of Amsterdam

A modern university with a rich history, the University of Amsterdam (UvA) traces its roots back to 1632, when the Golden Age school Athenaeum Illustre was established to train students in trade and philosophy. Today, with more than 30,000 students, 5,000 staff and 285 study programmes (Bachelor's and Master's), many of which are taught in English, and a budget of more than 600 million euros, it is one of the largest comprehensive universities in Europe. It is a member of the League of European Research Universities and also maintains intensive contact with other leading research universities around the world....

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