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

Course Information
Schedule:  Tuesdays 9:0011:45, D4 

Office hours:  Tuesdays, Wednesdays, 13:0014:00 or By Appointment 
Course description /objective: 
This course covers the fundamental mathematical concepts used in economics. Topics covered during this semester include the basic concepts of interest rates and present values, functions of many variables including partial derivatives, some tools used in comparative statics, multivariable and constrained optimization techniques, and matrix algebra used in economics. Since the mathematical concepts taught in this class will be the foundation of other economics courses, make sure to understand each subject matter clearly. 
Texts

Knut Sydsaeter and Peter Hammond, Essential Mathematics for Economic Analysis, third edition, Prentice Hall, 2008
Course Syllabus
Lecture Schedule
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Week 1(Feb.14) 
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Week 2(Feb. 21) 
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Week 3(Feb.28) 
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Week 4(Mar.6) 
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Week 5(Mar.13) 
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Week 6(Mar.20) 
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Week 7(Mar.27) 
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Week 8(TBA) 
Midterm Exam I 
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Week 10(Apr.17) 
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Week 11(Apr.24) 
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Week 12(May 1) 
No Class

Midterm Exam II  
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Week 14(May 15) 
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Final Exam(TBA) 
Final Exam 
Exams
 1st Midterm exam: 8th week
 2nd Midterm exam: 12th week
 Final exam date: TBA
Grading Policy
1nd Midterm Exam  25% 
2nd Midterm Exam  25% 
Final Exam  50% 