apl. Prof. Dr. Frank Werner

Otto-von-Guericke Universität Magdeburg

Institut für Mathematische Optimierung

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Summer 2012: Mathematics II

Lectures: Wed 7.30 - 9.00 a.m. in G03-106 and Fri 9.00 - 11.00 a.m. in G02-111

Ms. Alina Bondarava: Tue 11.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. in G22A-110 and
Ms. Julia Lange: Tue 3.00 p.m. - 5.00 p.m. in G22A-122

Every student should attend one of the tutorials per week (preferably each week the tutorial starting at the same time, either at 11.15 a.m. or that starting at 3.15 p.m.). It is recommended that the subgroups in both Tuesday tutorials have approximately the same size.

Recommended textbook:

A textbook that includes all the topics from the lecture is available now (see Reference 1 below). The use of this textbook is strongly recommended. Further information about the book can be found here.


There are two-hour written examinations in Mathematics I (February) and Mathematics II (July/August). As working tools are allowed:
  • a pocket calculator
  • a printed collection of formulas (booklet used in mathematics in school, e.g. ' Tafelwerk' in Germany)
  • EITHER TWO individually prepared ONE-SIDED sheets of paper (with arbitrary material)
        OR textbook `Mathematics of Economics and Business' by Werner and Sotskov

    Every student should indicate the chosen variant on the cover sheet of the examination paper (`2' stands for `two pages' and `B' stands for `book'). Note that the use of a collection of (handwritten or printed) copies of pages (of whatsoever) is NOT allowed.

    A selection of old examinations including answers to the problems can be found under
    `Lehrmaterial' of the Faculty of Mathematics within the part `Klausuren' and also below.

  • Selected Past Examinations (2 hs)

    Retake Examination August 2013 (pdf)

    Retake Examination February 2013 (pdf)

    Examination August 2012 (pdf)

    Retake Examination February 2012 (pdf)

    Examination July 2011 (pdf)

    Exercises for the tutorials:

    Below you find the exercises which should be prepared by every student BEFORE the corresponding tutorial. They are identical with the problems given at the end of each chapter in the textbook by Werner and Sotskov. The answers to these problems can be found on pages 486 - 510 of this textbook (see Selected Solutions).

  • Chapter 6: pdf-File

  • Chapter 7: pdf-File

  • Chapter 8: pdf-File

  • Chapter 9: pdf-File

  • Chapter 10: pdf-File

  • Chapter 11: pdf-File

  • Chapter 12: pdf-File

  • Literature (Textbooks):

    1) Werner, F.; Sotskov, Y.N.: Mathematics of Economics and Business, Routledge, Abingdon, New York, 2006.

    2) Sydsaeter, K.; Hammond, P.J.: Mathematics for Economic Analysis, Prentice Hall, 1995
    (there exists a German version too).

    3) Chiang, A.C.: Fundamental Methods of Mathematical Economics, Mc. Graw Hill, 1984.

    4) Simon, C.P.; Blume, L.: Mathematics for Economists, W.W. Norton & Company, New York, London, 1994.

    5) Opitz, O.: Mathematik, Lehrbuch für Ökonomen, Oldenbourg, 1990 (in German).

    I wish all students success in studying mathematics!

    If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead, either write things worth reading or do things worth writing.
    (Benjamin Franklin)


    English version Last updated: 29 Mar 2021