course introduces and develops topics in differential calculus,
integral calculus, and their applications in economics. This course or
equivalent is required for all Economics majors or minors; it also satisfies
the mathematics requirement for the Schulich School of Business. It is
suitable for Ordinary Mathematics for Commerce,
but should not be taken by those who intend to major in any
other Mathematics or Statistics programme or in Computer Science.
(Same as AS/ECON 1530 3.0.) Offered in both terms.
The pair MATH 1530 3.0 and MATH 1540 3.0 is designed to give the
student an introduction to mathematics sufficient for a thorough
understanding of modern textbooks in economic theory. The
emphasis is on the acquisition of tools for later use and on an
understanding of both concepts and techniques for applications,
rather than on theoretical proofs or a rigorous development of the
mathematics involved. The pair is similar to MATH 1550 6.0.
Topics will include single-variable differentiation, limits,
continuity, series, exponential and logarithmic functions,
single-variable optimization, and integration. Applications to
problems in economics involving supply and demand functions,
maximization of profits, elasticity of demand and consumers' surplus
will be considered.
The text last year was Sydsaeter and Hammond, Mathematics for
Economic Analysis, together with selected exercises from Haeussler
and Paul, Introductory Mathematical Analysis. Both of these
texts are published by Prentice Hall. Last year a
"package" consisting of the first text together with the selected
exercises from the second text was available from the York bookstore.
It is anticipated that the same texts will be used this year, although
students should check with their section instructor at the start of
The final grade may be based on term tests and/or assignments and a final
examination. Instructors will announce details in class.
Prerequisite:AS/SC/MATH 1500 3.0 or AS/SC/MATH 1515 3.0
or OAC Calculus or equivalent.
CorequisiteAS/ECON 1000 3.0 or AS/ECON 1010 3.0.
Exclusions:AS/SC/MATH 1000 3.0, AS/SC/MATH 1013 3.0,
AS/SC/AK/MATH 1300 3.0, AS/SC/MATH 1505 6.0,
AS/AK/MATH 1550 6.0, AS/ECON 1530 3.0, AK/MATH 1410 6.0.
Coordinator: Fall: M. Abramson. Winter: T.B.A.