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

Examination Guidance 2017

Recent Corrections made:

2017-04-24: Proposition 3.8 and Corollary 3.9: sum vj dj over j from 1 to n, and ui si over i from 1 to m.

2017-05-28: Lemma 3.2: sum over yj corrected to sum over zj in 6th line of proof.

MA3484 in Hilary Term 2017: Temporary Stuff

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MA3484 in Hilary Term 2017: Course Notes

MA3484, Hilary Term 2017, Part I (Sections 1 to 3)
Mathematical Programming Problems
Finite-Dimensional Vector Spaces
The Transportation Problem
MA3484, Hilary Term 2017, Part II (Section 4)
The Simplex Method
MA3484, Hilary Term 2017, Part III (Section 5)
Duality and Convexity
Nonlinear Programming

MA3484 in Hilary Term 2017: Lecture Slides

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MA3484 in Hilary Term 2017: Further Information

Suggested text: those who wish to purchase a relevant textbook might consider the following:

Methods of Mathematical Economics:
Linear and Nonlinear Programming, Fixed Point Theorems
Joel N. Franklin
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics 2002
ISBN 978-0-898715-09-5 (pbk.)
We will not be following it closely, and will cover the relevant material in a different order.


Material relating to MA3484 in Hilary Term 2015

Students preparing for the Annual Examination in 2015 were advised to consult the document Module MA3484, Hilary Term 2015: Preparing for Examination available here.

A sample paper was made available.

Worked solutions for the 2015 examination paper are available.

Notes for MA3484 in Hilary Term 2015

Notes are made available on the Notes page

for MA3484 in Hilary Term 2015.

Lectures for MA3484 in Hilary Term 2015

Slides for lectures are made available on the Lectures page

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Problems for MA3484 in Hilary Term 2015

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.