Personnel
Instructor:  Shihomi
AraAksoy (Office: İİBF, İktisat Bölümü, Email: ) 

Course Information
Schedule:  Fridays 13:0015:45, D7 

Office hours:  Mondays 16:0017:00,
Tuesdays 13:0014:00 Or By Appointment 
Course description /objective: 
This course covers the fundamental mathematical
concepts used in economics. Different types of functions and their
properties, differentiation and derivatives used in practice, the logic of
optimization, integration, the concept of present values will be discussed.
Many of the mathematical concepts might be already familiar to you from your
high school mathematics classes. In this course, however, try to focus on
understanding each concept, rather than memorizing the formulas. The mathematical concepts taught in this class
will be the foundation of other economics courses. Therefore, make sure to
understand each subject matter clearly. 
Texts

Knut Sydsaeter and Peter Hammond, Essential Mathematics for Economics Analysis, third edition, Prentice Hall, 2008.
Suggested Supplemental Textbooks: For those who want to read more.
 Chiang, A.C. and K, Wainwright (2005), Fundamental Methods of
Mathematical Economics, 4th
Edt.,
McGrawHill.
 Simon C.P. and Blume, L. (1994), Mathematics for Economics, W.W. Norton & Company
Homework Questions: List 1 (as of Nov.2)
Course Syllabus
Lecture Schedule
Week 
Contents 

Week 1(Sep. 26) 
Introduction

Week 2(Oct. 3) 
No Class

Week 3(Oct. 10) 
Topics:
Readings:

Week 4(Oct. 17) 
Topics:
Readings:

Week 5(Oct. 24) 
Topics:
Readings:

Week 6(Oct. 31) 

Week 7(Nov.7) 
Topics:
Readings:

Week 8(Nov.10, Monday) 
Midterm Exam 1
11:0012:45 at A3 
Week 9(Nov. 21) 
Topics:
Readings:

Week 10(Nov. 28) 
Topics:
Readings:

Dec. 3 (Wed)  Midterm Exam 2: Dec.3 (Wednesday),
16:0017:45 at D4D6. Coverage: Chapter 7 + Chapter 8 up to page 267. Midterm I and II Results 
Week 11(Dec. 5) 
Normal Class:
Topics:
Readings:

Week 12(Dec. 12) 
No Class

Week 13(Dec. 19) 
Topics:
Readings:

Week 14(Dec. 26) 
Topics:
Readings:

Final Exam(TBA) 
Exams
 1st Midterm exam: to be announced (2nd week of November)
 2nd Midterm exam: December 5th (@ regular classroom)
 Final exam date: to be announced
Grading Policy
Three Quizzes  5% each (15% total) 
1nd Midterm Exam  25% 
2nd Midterm Exam  25% 
Final Exam  35% 