This course introduces and develops topics, including matrix algebra,
optimization, comparative statics of general function models, 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. (Same as
AS/ECON 1540 3.0.) Offered in both terms.
This course is normally taken by students
who have completed MATH 1530 3.0
and are in the Ordinary Mathematics for
The material that is covered in the course is mainly matrix algebra and
functions of many variables. The material will be covered in a way that will be
of interest to students in economics and business. The emphasis will be on the
acquisition and use of tools rather than on a rigorous development of the
tools. Applications will include the solution of linear equations, and
minima of functions of several variables with and without constraints.
The text and grading scheme are anticipated to be the same as those for
MATH 1530 3.0.
Prerequisite:One of AS/MATH 1530 3.0,
AS/SC/MATH 1000 3.0, AS/SC/MATH 1013 3.0, AS/SC/AK/MATH 1300 3.0, AS/ECON 1530 3.0.
CorequisiteAS/ECON 1000 3.0 or AS/ECON 1010 3.0.
Exclusions:AS/SC/MATH 1505 6.0,
AS/AK/MATH 1550 6.0, AS/ECON 1540 3.0.
May not be taken by any student who has taken or is taking
AS/SC/MATH 1025 3.0, AS/SC/MATH 2000 6.0,
AS/SC/MATH 2021 3.0, AS/SC/AK/MATH 2221 3.0,
AK/MATH 2220 6.0, or equivalent.
Coordinator: Fall: T.B.A. Winter: M. Abramson