## Mathematical Economics

**Introduction to Mathematical Economics**

Course number:

UIC – ECON 345

“As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain; and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.”- Einstein, Albert (1923) from Sidelights on Relativity (Geometry and Experience)

**INTRODUCTION**

This class focuses on the mathematical analysis of microeconomic theory, specifically the mathematical treatment of price theory and the behavior of consumers and firms. Students in this course should have taken and understood both Finite Mathematics for Business and Intermediate Microeconomics.

**REQUIRED TEXTS**

Mathematics for Economics, Third Edition (March 4, 2011)

Michael Hoy et al.

Publisher: The MIT Press

ISBN-13: 978-0262015073

Schaum’s Outlines: Introduction to Mathematical Economics, Third Edition (August 30, 2000)

Edward Dowling

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

ISBN-13: 978-0071358965