Spring 2022 - ECON 331 D100

Introduction to Mathematical Economics (5)

Class Number: 3936

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    We 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    BLU 9660, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    ECON 201 or 301, with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

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.

COURSE DETAILS:

The course develops mathematical tools from matrix algebra, analysis, and multivariable calculus, as well as their applications in economics.

Topics:

  1. Fundamentals
  2. Linear algebra
  3. Univariate and multivariate calculus
  4. Constrained optimization

 

Grading

  • Assignments 20%
  • Tests 40%
  • Final Exam 40%

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

Access to MyMathLab Global. 

REQUIRED READING:

Sydsaeter, K. and P. Hammond.  2021 Essential Mathematics for Economic Analysis, sixth 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 during the second month of classes. If your course has a final exam, please ensure that you are available during the entire final exam period 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 caladmin@sfu.ca.

***NO TUTORIALS DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF CLASSES***

Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

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Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html

TEACHING AT SFU IN SPRING 2022

Teaching at SFU in spring 2022 will involve primarily in-person instruction, with safety plans in place.  Some courses will still be offered through remote methods, and if so, this will be clearly identified in the schedule of classes.  You will also know at enrollment whether remote course components will be “live” (synchronous) or at your own pace (asynchronous).

Enrolling in a course acknowledges that you are able to attend in whatever format is required.  You should not enroll in a course that is in-person if you are not able to return to campus, and should be aware 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.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who may need class or exam accommodations, including in the context of remote learning, are advised to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as early as possible in order to prepare for the spring 2022 term.