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Trinity College Dublin


MA3484 - Methods of Mathematical Economics
Dr. David R. Wilkins

Important Note

In the academic year 2018/19, candidates may be examined both on results selected from the module content (bookwork), and also on problems etc. that can be solved on the basis of the results and methods in the delivered content, assuming basic material from prerequisite modules that can reasonably be assumed as background knowledge.

Module content may be delivered in both in the form of printable material available in the form of printable notes or slides, and also through extempore presentation during lectures, e.g., through unscripted “chalk and talk”. There is no guarantee that all bookwork assumed for examination purposes will be included in the printed notes! Also there is no guarantee that examined material from the notes will have been discussed in lectures. Those taking the module are expected to attend lectures on a regular basis and take down adequate notes of material, diagrams etc. that are not included in the printable notes distributed through the website. Those not able to attend a particular lecture should at least ensure that they obtain adequate notes from someone who had attended.

It is intended that only a selection of material from the printed notes will be included in the verbal presentation in lectures. That verbal presentation might well discuss the background to the results in greater depth than in the notes, and possibly make extensive use of visual material such as diagrams.

Candidates may in particular be examined on material included in the printable notes but not discussed verbally in lectures.

Lecture Material for Hilary Term 2019

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Material From Previous Years

Tools for solving Linear Programming Problems by the Simplex Method

There are websites with online calculators for finding solutions to linear programming problems. Also software is available for this purpose. Available here is information on a selection of tools for solving linear programming problems.

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Dr. David R. Wilkins, School of Mathematics, Trinity College Dublin.