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ETC2440 - Mathematics for economics and business

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Business and Economics

Leader: Associate Professor Ralph Snyder, Mr John Stapleton.


Clayton Second semester 2007 (Day)


This unit introduces mathematical techniques that are invaluable tools for econometrics, economics, finance, and business. Topics covered include: matrix algebra; linear simultaneous systems; eigenvalues and singular value decompositions; optimization, including the Lagrange multiplier method; partial differentiation; multiple integration; difference and differential equations. Some emphasis will be given to the use of computer programs for performing matrix calculations and symbolic manipulation.


Mid-semester test: 20%
Assignment: 20%
Examination (2 hours): 60%

Contact hours

Two 1-hour lectures and one 2-hour tutorial per week.