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Intermediate Level

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Hours to complete

Approx. 29 hours to complete

Suggested: 8 weeks of study...
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Intermediate Level

Intermediate Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 29 hours to complete

Suggested: 8 weeks of study...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

The basics of the set theory. Functions in Rn

Week 1 of the Course is devoted to the main concepts of the set theory, operation on sets and functions in Rn. Of special attention will be level curves. Also in this week introduced definitions of sequences, bounded and compact sets, domain and limit of the function. Also from this week students will grasp the concept of continuous function....
Reading
11 videos (Total 116 min), 1 quiz
Video11 videos
1.1. Definitions and examples of sets14m
1.2. Operations on sets9m
1.3. Open balls in Rn9m
1.4. Sequences in Rn. Closed sets.10m
1.5. Bounded and compact sets10m
1.6. Functions and level curves in Rn16m
1.7. Domain and limit of a function. Continuous functions.13m
1.8. Continuity of a function. Weierstrass theorem.13m
1.9. Composite function.12m
1.10. Continuity of a composite function3m
Week
2
Hours to complete
5 hours to complete

Differentiation. Gradient. Hessian.

Week 2 of the Course is devoted to the main concepts of differentiation, gradient and Hessian. Of special attention is the chain rule. Also students will understand economic applications of the gradient....
Reading
13 videos (Total 115 min), 2 quizzes
Video13 videos
2.2. Example of differentiation. Cobb-Douglas function.9m
2.3. Tangent plane.7m
2.4. Total differential.7m
2.5. Chain rule for multivariate functions.8m
2.6. Gradient of the function.9m
2.7. Economic applications of the gradient.9m
2.8. Equation of a circumference. Smooth curves.13m
2.9. Chain rule for differentiation.10m
2.10. Linear approximation. Example of tangent plane for particular function.10m
2.11. Second-order derivatives.10m
2.12. Young's Theorem.5m
2.13. Hessian matrix.5m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Limits. Derivatives. Continuitys
Week
3
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Implicit Function Theorems and their applications.

Week 3 of the Course is devoted to implicit function theorems. In this week three different implicit function theorems are explained. This week students will grasp how to apply IFT concept to solve different problems....
Reading
12 videos (Total 93 min), 1 quiz
Video12 videos
3.2. Implicit Function Theorem.5m
3.3. Applications of the Implicit Function Theorem (part 1).10m
3.4. Applications of the Implicit Function Theorem (part 2).7m
3.5. Gradient is perpendicular to a level curve of a function.11m
3.6. Implicit function theorem for the function of many variables.6m
3.7. Example of application of the IFT for the function of many variables.8m
3.8. Implicit Function Theorem for the system of implicit functions. Jacobian matrix.10m
3.9. Example of application IFT for the system of implicit functions (part 1).8m
3.10. Example of application IFT for the system of implicit functions (part 2).7m
3.11. Example of application in microeconomics.6m
3.12. Cramer's rule.2m
Week
4
Hours to complete
5 hours to complete

Unconstrained and constrained optimization.

Week 4 of the Course is devoted to the problems of constrained and unconstrained optimization. Of special attention are quadratic forms, critical points and their classification....
Reading
15 videos (Total 112 min), 2 quizzes
Video15 videos
4.2. Global max. Local max. Saddle point.9m
4.3. Unconstrained optimization.9m
4.4. Critical point. Taylor's formula.12m
4.5. Quadratic forms. Positive definiteness. Negative definiteness.7m
4.6. Sylvester's criterion (part 1).7m
4.7. Sylvester's criterion (part 2).5m
4.8. Examples of Hessians (part 1).7m
4.9. Example of Hessians (part 2).4m
4.10. Sufficient condition for a critical point to be a local maximum, a local minimum and neither of both.7m
4.11. Examples of finding and classification of critical points (part 1).6m
4.12. Examples of finding and classification of critical points (part 2).4m
4.13. Constrained optimization.9m
4.14. Lagrangian.5m
4.15. Example of constrained optimization problem.4m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Partial derivatives and unconstrained optimization.s

Instructor

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Kirill Bukin

Associate Professor, Candidate of sciences (phys.-math.)
Faculty of Economic Sciences, Department of Theoretical Economics

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