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Cornell University    
 
    
 
  Sep 23, 2017
 
Courses of Study 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ECON 6170 - Intermediate Mathematical Economics I


     
Fall. 4 credits.

Prerequisite: At least three years of undergraduate mathematics, including at least two semesters of formal mathematics such as analysis, and at least four semesters of economics beyond intermediate microeconomic and macroeconomic theory, or permission of the instructor. Current Ph.D. students in AEM, PAM or MGMT may substitute David Just’s version of AEM 6940  for the undergraduate mathematics prerequisites provided they have completed the course with a grade of B- or better. Simultaneous enrollment of Econ 6170 and AEM 6940  is not permitted.

Staff.

Covers selected topics in matrix algebra (vector spaces, matrices, simultaneous linear equations, characteristic value problem), calculus of several variables (elementary real analysis, partial differentiation) convex analysis (convex sets, concave functions, quasi-concave functions), classical optimization theory (unconstrained maximization, constrained maximization), Kuhn-Tucker optimization theory (concave programming, quasi-concave programming).



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