MATH-UA 131 Mathematics for Economics I

4 points. Fall term. Includes a recitation section.

Course Description

This course is only open to Economics Majors and prospecftive majors. If an Economics Major decides to double or joint major in Math these courses will replace Calculus I - III, along with Math for Economics III.

Elements of calculus and linear algebra are important to the study of economics. This class is designed to provide the appropriate tools for study in the policy concentration. Examples and motivation are drawn from important topics in economics. Topics covered include derivatives of functions of one and several variables; interpretations of the derivatives; convexity; constrained and unconstrained optimization; series, including geometric and Taylor series; ordinary differential equations; matrix algebra; eigenvalues; and (possibly) dynamic optimization and multivariable integration.


The same as for MATH-UA 121 Calculus I


  1. MATH-UA 121 Calculus I
  2. MATH-UA 122 Calculus II
  3. MATH-UA 123 Calculus III

Students cannot take and apply both Calculus courses and Math for Economics courses towards their degree requirements.

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