Syllabus%20-%20revised - Economics 3010 Fall 2009: MWF 1:25...

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1 Economics 3010 Professor Daniel Benjamin Fall 2009: MWF 1:25 – 2:15, Baker Lab 200 Cornell University MICROECONOMICS Required Materials: Textbook: Hal Varian, Intermediate Microeconomics: A Modern Approach , 7 th Edition. Aplia: Part of problem sets will be assigned here Blackboard: Course materials / announcements posted Optional Materials: TakeNote: Class notes available Any introductory economics textbook (also see The Economic Naturalist and Freakonomics ) The sequence Economics 3010-3020 combines introductory (1010-1020) and intermediate (3130-3140) economics. This course sequence is intended for students who have not had college level economics, but who do have a strong analytical background. The sequence is designed for potential economics majors with strong analytical skills and mathematics, natural science, or engineering students who want a more analytically oriented course sequence than Economics 1010-1020. Economics 3010-3020 may be used for the distribution requirement, and students who take this sequence and receive a grade of B or better need not take intermediate level economics. The course Economics 3010 provides the tools of economic analysis which are necessary to analyze economic problems and their proposed solutions. The topics covered will include an introduction to the theory of consumer and producer behavior, the functioning of the price system, and game theory; see the tentative course outline on the next page, which I reserve the right to change during the semester. (The next course in this sequence, Economics 3020, provides an introduction to the theory of national income determination, unemployment, growth, and inflation.) Warning: The material in this course is cumulative, so you should plan to keep up with the material throughout the course; it will be difficult to “catch up” if you get behind! You will be required to use a fair amount of elementary multivariable calculus in this course, primarily an understanding of derivatives and the ability to derive an optimum. Although prior knowledge of multivariable calculus is helpful if you have it, it is not necessary; only knowledge of single-variable calculus is required for this course (the material in Math 1110). You will be taught the aspects of multivariable calculus that you will need. If you are worried about the math requirement, please complete the special Problem Set 0, posted on Blackboard, that is designed to be representative of the level of mathematics that you are expected to have when you begin the course. This problem set is not required and will not be graded. Each student in this course is expected to abide by the Cornell University Code of
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