1 ECON1078-001 Math Tools for Economists Spring 2008Instructor:Po-Lu ChenClass Meeting Times:MWF 12:00-12:50 pm @ HALE 230Office Location:Econ 306 (3rdFloor of the Economics Building)Office Phone: 303-492-6023 Email: [email protected]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, 2ndedition, 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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