ECONOMICS 2301

FALL, 2010


Instructor: William F. Lott
Web Page: http://wlott.uconn.edu
E-mail: William.Lott@UCONN.EDU
Office: HRM 346
Office Hours: MWF 11-12 or by appointment
Class Hours: MWF 10-10:50 A.M.
Classroom: HRM 221
Text: Klein, Michael W., Mathematical Methods for Economics, 2nd Ed., Addison Wesley, 2002.

Grading

Quizzes 40%
Homework 30%
Final Exam 30%
Total 100%


Quizzes: The quizzes will be 20 minutes in length and will be given on the even week Friday. There will be seven quizzes in total. Grade will be based on the five best scores. Hence, you will be able to miss two quizzes without penalty or makeup. If you miss more than two quizzes, makeup quizzes will be permitted only with signed Doctor's excuse or other appropriate University documentation for the absence from class.

Homework: While I urge students to study together for this course, each student must submit their own work for home work assignments.

Final Exam: The final exam for this course is scheduled for December 13th 10:30 AM.

Academic Misconduct: Violations of the rules governing submission of homework and cheating on quizzes or the final exam will not be tolerated and will be dealt with in accordance with the regulations governing Academic Misconduct as contained in the Student Code.

Message from Dean of Students:  Final exam week for Fall 2010 takes place from Monday, December 13th through Saturday, December 18th. Students are required to be available for their exam during the stated time. If you have a conflict with this time you must visit the Office of Student Services and Advocacy to discuss the possibility of rescheduling this exam.  

Please note that vacations, previously purchased tickets or reservations, graduations, social events, misreading the exam schedule and over-sleeping are not viable excuses for missing a final exam. If you think that your situation warrants permission to reschedule, please contact the Office of Student Services and Advocacy with any questions. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Course Outline

Topic Chapter
The mathematical Framework of Economic Analysis 1
An Introduction to Functions 2
Exponential and Logarithmic Functions 3
System of Equations and Matrix Algebra 4
Further Topics in Matrix Algebra 5.1-5.2
An Introduction to Differential Calculus 6
Univariate Calculus 7
Multivariate Calculus 8
Extreme Values of Univariate Functions 9
Extreme Values of Multivariate Functions 10
Constrained Optimization 11 less parts of 11.2 and 11.4


Homework Assignments


Homework will be due one week following the completion of a chapter in class. I will announce in class the due date of all homework assignments. Homework assignments turned in after the due date will be graded for half credit. All homework assignments must be completed in order to receive a grade for this class.

Chapter Problems Due Date Half Credit Date
1 None None None
2 2.1.2, 2.1.6, 2.2.4, 2.2.8, 2.3.4, 2.3.12
Sept. 20

Sept. 22
3 3.1.2, 3.1.6, 3.2.2, 3.2.8, 3.3.2, 3.3.6
Sept. 29

Oct. 1
4 4.1.2, 4.1.4, 4.1.8, 4.1.10,4.2.4,4.2.8,4.2.10,4.3.2,4.4.2,4.4.10
Oct. 13

Oct. 15
5 5.1.2b,5.1.4,5.2.2(a,b),5.2.6
Oct. 20

Oct. 22
6 6.2.2, 6.2.8, 6.3.4, 6.3.8, 6.4.6, 6.4.8 Oct. 25 Oct. 27
7 7.1.2, 7.1.8, 7.2.2, 7.2.8, 7.2.14, 7.3.4, 7.3.8
Nov. 5

Nov. 8
8 8.2.2, 8.2.8, 8.2.10, 8.3.6, 8.3.10, 8.4.4, 8.4.12
Nov. 15

Nov. 17
9 9.1.6, 9.1.10, 9.2.4, 9.2.6, 9.2.10
Nov. 19

Nov. 29
10 10.1.2, 10.1.6, 10.1.10, 10.2.2, 10.2.10
Dec. 6

Dec. 8
11 11.1.2, 11.1.6, 11.2.2, 11.2.4
Dec. 15-noon

Dec. 15-noon


Lectures


I will be endeavoring to prepare Power Point slides for most lectures. A link to the slides will be provided in the table below according to date. A date without a link implies that no slides were prepared for that date.

Power Point Slides

Aug. 30 Sept. 1 Sept. 3
Sept. 8 Sept. 10 Sept. 13
Sept. 15 Sept. 17 Sept. 20
Sept. 22 Sept. 24 Sept. 27
Sept. 29 Oct. 1 Oct. 4
Oct. 6 Oct. 8 Oct. 11
Oct. 13 Oct. 15 Oct. 18
Oct. 20 Oct. 22 Oct. 25
Oct. 27 Oct. 29 Nov. 1
Nov. 3 Nov. 5 Nov. 8
Nov. 10 Nov. 12 Nov. 15
Nov. 17 Nov. 19 Nov. 29
Dec. 1 Dec. 3 Dec. 6
Dec. 8 Dec. 10


Quizzes
Quiz 1 Quiz 2 Quiz 3
Quiz 4 Quiz 5 Quiz 6
Quiz 7 Final


PDF's of Lectures

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