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Econ 11A
Instructor: Raj Sengupta
Tu Th 912:30pm
Summer 2009
Jack Baskin 372
UC Santa Cruz
Econ 11A: Mathematical Methods for Economists, 1
Course Overview
Econ 11A Mathematical Methods for Economics, I is designed to provide an
introduction
to
differential
calculus in
one
variable
and
its
applications
to
economics.
The course will cover topics from precalculus and calculus.
We will
focus on functions and graphs, limits, derivatives of univariate functions (algebraic
as well as exponential and logarithmic functions).
Differential calculus itself begins with the mathematical concept of a limit. We use
limits to define the important concepts of continuity and differentiability, and we
learn to compute the derivatives of the functions that we commonly use to model
economic variables, i.e., polynomials, power functions, exponential functions,
logarithm functions, and combinations of these functions. Other technical topics
include implicit differentiation, Taylor polynomials and Taylor approximation.
We will also study the applications of derivatives to important concepts in
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