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Introductory Mathematical Methods for Economics

Learn from Former Delhi University Professor



  • Full Course Video Lectures

  • Complete syllabus covered AS PER DU

  • Written Notes Provided in PDF Format

  • Printed Notes Provided

  • Answer Writing Practice

  • Previous Year Question Papers Discussed

  • 24 x 7 Doubt Resolution

  • Mock Tests Provided

  • Important Questions from Chapter Covered

Introductory MME | Syllabus 

Unit 1

Logic and proof techniques; sets and set operations; relations; functions and their properties; number systems

Unit 2
Functions of one real variable

Graphs; elementary types of functions: quadratic, polynomial, power, exponential, logarithmic; sequences and series: convergence, algebraic properties and applications;
Continuous functions: characterisations, properties with respect to various operations and applications;
Differentiable functions: characterisations, properties with respect to various operations and applications;
Second and higher order derivatives: properties and applications

Unit 3 
Polynomials, Powers & Exponentials

Quadratic Functions, Quadratic Optimization, Polynomials, Power Functions.

Unit 4 
Single-variable Differentiation

Slope of Tangent to Curve & Differentiation, Newton Quotient,Simple Differentiation,Rates of change and their economic significance,A Dash of Limits,Second & Higher Order Derivatives

Unit 5 
More on Differentiation

Generalized Power Rule,Chain Rule,Implicit Differentiation,Linear Approximation,Polynomial Approximation,Taylors Rule, Elasticity of Functions,Demand, Supply, Cost

Unit 6 
Limits, Continuity & Series

Limits Introduction, Special Limits,Log Limits,L’Hôpital’s Rule, Limits at Infinity, Sequences & Infinite Series, Convergence & Divergence, Present Value, Asymptotes, Vertical Asymptotes & Oblique Asymptotes, One Sided Limits

Unit 7 
Implications of Continuity & Differentiability

Intermediate Value Theorem,Extreme Value Theorem,Mean Value Theorem,Monotonic Functions,Equation of a Tangent and Normal,Taylor’s Formula & Newton Binomial Formula,Inverse Functions,

Unit 8 
Exponential & Logarithmic Functions 

The Natural Exponential Function, The Natural Logarithmic Function,Logarithmic Differentiation,Differentiation of Infinite Series,Parametric Differentiation,Generalizations,Applications of Exponentials & Logarithms,Compound Interest & Present Discounted Value

Unit 9 
Single Variable Optimization 

Geometric properties of functions: convex functions, their characterisations and applications; local and global optima: geometric and calculus-based characterisations, and applications

References Books
1. Sydsaeter, K., Hammond, P. (2002). Mathematics for economic analysis. Pearson Educational.

Sets, functions, continuity, differentiability, vector space, linear mappings

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