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autumn 2016

SOK-8008 Programming in Mathematica - 10 ECTS

Sist endret: 06.04.2017

The course is provided by

Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics


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Application deadline

PhD students register for the course through StudentWeb.(Deadline; 1. september)

External applicants apply for admission through SøknadsWeb.(Deadline; 1. june)

Type of course

User course for PhD-students

Admission requirements

In order to apply for this course you must be enrolled at a PhD programme. Valid documentation is a statement from your institution that you are a registered PhD student.

PhD students at UiT register for the course through StudentWeb.(Deadline: 1 September)

Other PhD students apply for admission through SøknadsWeb.(Deadline: 1 June)

Contact Ingjerd Gauslaa Nilsen, email: ingjerd.nilsen@uit.no, phone +47 776 46018 at the BFE-faculty if you have troubles or questions regarding registration to the course.

Course content

Introduction to Mathematica and programming in Wolfram language

Objectives of the course

Knowledge and understanding:

The candidate

  • understands the concept of programming and how it can be utilised
  • knows the basic principles of graphical presentations and how to visualise complex patterns
  • has a deep understanding of functions and masters symbolic and numerical calculus
  • knows the basic principles of linear algebra


The candidate

  • can use Mathematica at a higher level, mastering functional programming techniques and pattern matching
  • are able to solve complex problems involving large data sets


The candidate

  • has a good theoretical and practical background in Mathematica programming
  • is able to solve complex problems through the use of Mathematica software

Language of instruction


Teaching methods

About 20 lecturing hours and 20 hours of workshops/supervision


Exam is a term paper including a programming task to be solved. Grading: Passed/failed.

Work requirement: Compulsory exercises to be submitted.


Recommended reading/syllabus

Selected parts of:

  • Malago, Sal (2010), Mathematica Cookbook, O'Reilly Media, USA.
  • Masala, Giovanni (2015), Mathematical tools for Economics and Finance with Mathematica software. Universitas Studiorum, Italy.


Maren Marie Thode Iversen

Telefon: +4777646610 maren.m.iversen@uit.no


Arne Eide

Professor / Fiskeriøkonomi
Telefon: +4777645583 arne.eide@uit.no