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

Course Information
Schedule:  Fridays 13:0015:45, D9 

Office hours:  Wednesdays 17:0018:00,
Fridays 16:0017:00 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.
Course Syllabus
Lecture Schedule
Week 
Contents 

Week 1(Oct.9) 
Introduction

Week 2(Oct. 16) 
Topics:
Readings:

Week 3(Oct. 23) 
Topics:
Readings:

Week 4(Oct. 30) 
Topics:
Readings:

Week 5(Nov. 6) 
Topics:
Readings:

Week 6(Nov.10 Tuesday) 
Midterm Exam 1
16:0017:45, @ A2 Midterm1 Result 
Week 6(Nov. 13) 
Topics:
Readings:

Week 7(Nov. 20) 
Topics:
Readings:

Week 8(Nov. 27) 
No Class

Week 9(Dec. 4) 
Topics:
Readings:

Week 10 (Dec.7) 
Midterm Exam 2: 
Week 11(Dec. 18) 
Topics:
Readings:

Week 12(Dec. 25) 
Topics:
Readings:

Week 13(Jan. 1) 
No Class

Week 14(Jan. 8) 
Topics:
Readings:

Final Exam(TBA) 
Final Exam: Result 
Exams
 1st Midterm exam: to be announced
 2nd Midterm exam: to be announced
 Final exam date: to be announced
Grading Policy
Two Quizzes  5% each (10% total) 
1nd Midterm Exam  25% 
2nd Midterm Exam  25% 
Final Exam  40% 