Introductory Mathematics for Economists II
This course deals with matrix algebra in a way that will be of
interest to students in economics and business. The emphasis
will be on the acquisition of tools rather than on a rigorous
development of the tools. Applications will include solutions of
linear equations, maxima and minima of functions of several
variables with and without constraints, and input-output
This is a required course for specialized honours students in
economics and is recommended for honours and ordinary economics
students. It is acceptable, together with MATH1530.03 or ECON1530.03, for
admission to the Faculty of Administrative Studies.
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A student taking MATH1540.03 must have passed MATH1530.03 or
equivalent, and must have taken or be taking ECON1000.03 or
This course cannot be taken by students who have taken or are
taking MATH2021.03/2022.03 (formerly MATH2000.06),
MATH2221.03/2222.03 (formerly MATH2220.06), ACMS1020.06,
The final grade may be based on class tests and assignments (50%) and
a final examination (50%).
Prerequisites: One of AS/MATH1530.03, AS/SC/MATH1000.03, AS/SC/MATH1013.03,
Corequisites: AS/ECON1000.03 or AS/ECON1010.03
Exclusions: SC/MATH1505.06, AS/MATH1550.06, SC/ACMS1020.06, SC/ACMS1050.06,
AS/ECON1540.03. May not be taken by any student who has taken or is taking
AS/SC/MATH1025.03, AS/SC/MATH2000.06, AS/SC/MATH2021.03, AS/SC/MATH2221.03,