Mathematical Analysis I


In this curricular unit it is intended that students develop their logical reasoning and calculation skills, essential for the learning of other curricular units of their cycle of studies. The main goals are the learning and consolidation of fundamental knowledge of Differential and Integral Calculus for real functions of a real variable.

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Responsible teacher

Patrícia Santos Ribeiro


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Teaching language

Portuguese. If there are Erasmus students, classes will be taught in English


It is recommended the frequency of Mathematic A in secondary education.


Sydsæter, K, Hammond, P., Essential Mathematics for Economic Analysis, 2nd ed., Prentice Hall, 2006.

Sarrico, Carlos, Mathematical Analysis, Readings and Exercises, Gradiva.

Azenha, A., Jerónimo, M.A., Differential and Integral Calculus Elements in IR and IRn, McGraw-Hill, 1995

Teaching method

Lectures and practical classes for solving exercises.

Evaluation method

Continuous Assessment (1st period)

The continuous assessment consists of conducting, during the academic semester, 2 tests T1, T2 and a final exam E. The tests have no minimum grade.  The exam has minimum grade of 8.5.

The final grade is calculated as follows: 20%T1+20%T2+60%

If, exceptionally, it is not possible to carry out an assessment in person, there will be the possibility of do the same online followed by an oral exam, but the situation will be analyzed case by case.

Exam Assessment (only 2nd period)

Final exam (100%) (face-to-face and with minimum score of 9.5).

Subject matter

1. The IR set 

1.1 Basic concepts. 

1.2 Topological notions. 

2. Real functions of one real variable 

2.1 Generalities about real functions of one real variable. 

2.2 Notion of limit; lateral limts, properties and operations. 

2.3 Continuous functions: definition and properties of continuous functions. 

2.4Theorems of Bolzano and Weierstrass .

3. Differential Calculus on IR 

3.1 Derivative of a function: definition of the tangent line equation. 

3.2 One-sided derivatives; differentiability; relationship between differentiability and continuity of a function; derivation rules; derivative of the composite function. 

3.3 Fundamental theorems: theorems of Rolle, Lagrange and Cauchy; Cauchy rule; indeterminate forms. 

3.4 Derivatives from the higher order; formula of Taylor and MacLaurin. 

3.5 Extremes of functions; concavity and inflection points; asymptotes; sketch graph of a function. 

4. Integral Calculus in IR 

4.1 Antiderivative: definition;

4.2 General methods to compute antiderivatives.

4.3 Integral Calculus: Riemann integral;

4.4 Fundamental theorems of integral calculus;

4.5 Calculation of areas of plane figures.