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Economics 204 Summer/Fall 2008 Lecture 1–Monday July 28, 2008 Bob Anderson Rick Fernholz Congyan Tan Website: http://emlab.berkeley.edu/users/anderson/Econ204/204index.html Lectures will often run past 3:00, don’t schedule things before 3:30. Sections: 9-10:30, 10:30-12-12 in 608-7 Evans; please split up evenly. Prerequisites: Berkeley Math 53-54 or equivalent: four semesters of college mathematics linear algebra multivariable calculus rigorous: theorems stated carefully and some proofs given stream for engineers and scientists Grading in First Year Econ Grad Classes: median grade B+: solid command of material A and A- are really good grades; A+ truly exceptional B: ready to go on to further work. B in 204, ready to do 201A-B, 202A-B,240A-B B-: really marginal, but we’re not going to make you take it again. B- in 204, you’re going to have a very hard time in 201A-B. Should seriously consider taking Math 53-54 this year, /newpageretake 204 next year, delay 201A-B for a year. B- is a passing grade for Berkeley grad students, but grad students are required to maintain a B average. C: deFnitely not ready for 201A-B, 202A-B, 240A-B. Take Math 53-54 this year, retake 204 next year, defer 201A-B. 204 with at least a B- will be an enforced prerequisite for 201A-B. 1
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F: didn’t take fnal exam. F’s do horrible things to your GPA, so make sure you withdraw i± you don’t take the fnal. Goals: Reduce heterogeneity o± math backgrounds o± students in Econ grad classes Advance everyone’s math skills Challenge everyone; consequently, not everyone will understand everything Develop math skills needed to work as a pro±essional economist (text is ±rom Penn’s math class ±or graduate students) Ability to read purported proo±s and determine whether or not they are correct. Essential to reading the models underlying mainstream theoretical, empirical, and experimental economics papers. Ability to compose simple proo±s; essential to writing models in mainstream theoretical, empirical, and experimental economics papers. Cover material in real analysis and linear algebra at a moderate level o± abstraction (considerably more abstract than Math 53-54).
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