The course will develop the mathematical tools of calculus and matrix algebra and show how these tools may be used in doing economic analysis. Topics that will be covered include continuity, derivatives and optimization of functions of one variable; matrices, determinants and inverse matrices; partial derivatives, unconstrained and constrained optimization of functions of several variables; comparative statics. If time permits, there may be an introduction to economic dynamics.
A.C. Chiang & K. Wainwright,
Fundamental Methods of Mathematical Economics, 4th edition,
McGraw Hill.
WEEK  TOPIC  READING  ASSIGNMENTS
These assignments that will be graded over the term. They will be covered in the regular tutorial. 
ANSWERS
Solutions are generated in MAPLE and published in Adobe PDF 
1  Equilibrium Analysis/Linear Models and Matrix Algebra  CH 3,4  PASSWORD REQUIRED  
2  Linear Models and Matrix Algebra  CH 5 

HW 1 Key 
3  Linear Models and Matrix Algebra, continued  CH 5 

HW 2 Key 
4  Differentiation and Comparative Statics  CH 6, 7 

HW 3 Key 
5  Comparative Statics of General Function Models  CH 8  
6  Comparative Statics, continued  CH 8 

HW 4 Key 
7  Optimization and Equilibrium  CH 9 

HW 5: Q's 13 key and Q4 Key 
8  Exponential and Logarithmic Functions  CH 10 

HW 6 Key 
9  Multi variable optimization  CH 11  
10  Optimization with Equality Constraints  CH 12 

HW 7 Key 
11  Optimization with Equality Constraints (continued)  CH 12 

HW 8 Key 
12  NonLinear Programming and KuhnTucker conditions  CH 13  Handin Assignment 9  HW 9 Key 
13  Duality and the Envelope Theorem  CH 13  HW 10 Key 
Weekly Tutorial Assignments
List of recommended Chapter Questions 
Lecture/Study Notes:
Matrix Algebra (ch 4 & 5) Partial Derivatives and Implicit differentiation 1 (ch 7& 8) Two Variable Optimization With Economic Applications (ch 11) Envelope Theorem (ch 13) 

Instructions: