MATH 208

Mathematics for Economics and Econometrics

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-0-0

Topics in linear algebra: basic matrix algebra, solutions and existence of solutions of linear systems, determinants and their properties, linear independence and dependence, the rank of a matrix, quadratic forms, definiteness of matrices; Topics in optimization: multivariate calculus, convex sets, convex and concave functions, quasiconvex and quasiconcave functions, unconstrained and constrained optimization, the first order necessary optimality condition, the second order sufficient optimality condition, the meaning of Lagrange multiplier, applications to economics and econometrics.


  • Credit will be granted for only one of MATH 208, MATH 103, MATH 140, MATH 240.
  • Credit will not be granted for MATH 208 if students have credit for both one of MATH 200, MATH 202, or MATH 205 and one of MATH 110, MATH 133, MATH 211, MATH 233A.


Undergraduate course in Mathematics offered by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics in the Faculty of Science.

Fall 2019 Spring 2020 Summer 2020

Summer timetable available: February 15. Fall and Spring timetables available: May 15.

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