Professor Jim Engle-Warnick
Office: Leacock 321
Telephone: 514 398-4400 x09042
e-mail: please contact the TA’s first, and contact me by webct
Office Hours: TBA
Date and time:
Tuesday and Thursday, 1:05pm – 2:25pm
Please contact the TA’s first for e-mail communication.
will handle administrative issues in this course.
They are instructed to relay important
information to me.
If you wish to contact the instructor by e-mail, please use the facility in WebCT. A
discussion list is available for use on WebCT. Important events will be posted on the
If you have a pressing need, the best time is to see me before or after
class or during office hours.
A note about calculus, since the book has calculus in its title:
Pre-existing knowledge of calculus is not required for this course, nor is it a
Knowledge of algebra is required.
You will learn an
algebraic manipulation that comes from calculus at the beginning of the semester,
and then apply it in economics.
The textbook package available at the bookstore is a specially designed
combination of two books.
It contains all of the following book:
Microeconomics (with Calculus), 6
The package also contains an e-book with four chapters from the following book:
Barnett, Ziegler, and Byleen (2008):
Calculus for Business, Economics, Life Sciences,
and Social Sciences, 12
We will cover four chapters in the Barnett et al. book (3, 4, 5, and 8) at the beginning of
the fall semester.
We will use these chapters to learn how economic intuition comes from
the math we use, and to learn how to handle partial derivatives, which to you will be an
algebraic manipulation that you memorize for the specific functions we typically cover in
You will not learn calculus (though you might become interested in learning
it later), nor do you need any calculus to take this course.
Learning this single algebraic
manipulation vastly increases the diversity of topics I can teach you in this course, and
does not affect the level of algebra you need to be qualified to take the course.