Spring 2021 - ECON 331 D100
Introduction to Mathematical Economics (5)
Class Number: 4653
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
Exam Times + Location:
Apr 24, 2021
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
Prerequisites:ECON 201 or 301; 60 units.
The mathematical interpretation of fundamental economic concepts; demand, supply competitive equilibrium . Application of the calculus to production and distribution theory, growth models and investment theory. Differential and difference equations in dynamic economic models. Introduction to activity analysis. Students with credit for MATH 232, 240 or 251 cannot complete this course for further credit. Quantitative.
The course develops mathematical tools from matrix algebra, analysis, and multivariable calculus, as well as their applications in economics.
- Linear algebra
- Univariate and multivariate calculus
- Constrained optimization
- MyMathLab assignments 10%
- Tutorial assignments 20%
- Tests 40%
- Final exam 30%
MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:
Access to MyMathLab Global.
Sydsaeter, K., A. Strom, P. Hammond, and A. Carvajal. 2016 Essential Mathematics for Economic Analysis, fifth edition (with MyMathLab Global access card). Pearson Education.
Note: either the softcover or e-book is fine.
Department Undergraduate Notes:
Please note that, as per Policy T20.01, the course requirements (and grading scheme) outlined here are subject to change up until the end of the first week of classes.
Final exam schedules will be released in February. This will allow students to avoid enrollment conflicts, and will significantly reduce instances of exam hardship. If your course has a final exam, please ensure that you are available during the final exam period of April 14 - 26 until you receive confirmation of your exam dates.Students requiring accommodations as a result of a disability must contact the Centre for Accessible Learning (CAL) at 778-782-3112 or email@example.com.
***NO TUTORIALS DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF CLASSES***
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TEACHING AT SFU IN SPRING 2021
Teaching at SFU in spring 2021 will be conducted primarily through remote methods. There will be in-person course components in a few exceptional cases where this is fundamental to the educational goals of the course. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (firstname.lastname@example.org or 778-782-3112).