Syllabus%20for%20ECON1078-001-POLU - ECON1078-001 Math...

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1 ECON1078-001 Math Tools for Economists Spring 2008 Instructor: Po-Lu Chen Class Meeting Times: MWF 12:00-12:50 pm @ HALE 230 Office Location: Econ 306 (3 rd Floor of the Economics Building) Office Phone: 303-492-6023 Email: Class Website: On CULearn Relevant materials to the course will be posted here. Office Hours: MW 1:30 pm-2:45 pm AND by appointment Course Description and Objectives: The goal of this course is to provide students the basic mathematical tools needed for business and economics. The materials covered in this course include: rules of algebra, solving linear and nonlinear equations, essentials of set theory, and functions. For a complete list of topics see the course schedule that follows. Textbook: Essential Mathematics for Economic Analysis, 2 nd edition, by Knut Sydsaeter, and Peter Hammond. You will also use this book for ECON1088. Since you can always refresh your knowledge of algebra and calculus by referring to this book, please keep it as your reference book for undergraduate courses . Grading: (15%) Top 4 quizzes out of 5 (25%) Midterm1 (25%) Midterm2 (30%) Final (5%) In-class assignments 100-90% A 89-80% B 79-70% C 69-60% D 59&below F Quizzes: There will be 5 quizzes in this class. The lowest one will be dropped. There will be no
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2 makeup quizzes given. In-class Assignments: I will randomly give you in-class assignments during the class. Each one has the same weight. There will be no makeup assignments given. Midterms and Final: There will be two midterms and a final in this course. Each midterm has 50 minutes and the final has 150 minutes. While the final is cumulative, similar questions from the first midterm might also be given again in your second midterm since the materials do build up. All exams are held in HALE 230. Problem Sets:
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This note was uploaded on 02/27/2008 for the course ECON 1078 taught by Professor Chen,polu during the Spring '08 term at Colorado.

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