Email:

**Teaching Assistant: ** Risheng Xu.

Email:
*rux19@email.arizona.edu*

**Optional Textbooks:**

* Mathematics for Economists* , by Carl Simon & Lawrence Blume

(W.W. Norton 1994; ISBN 978-0393957334 Hardbound; ISBN 978-0393117523 Paperbound).

* A First Course in Optimization*, by Rangarajan Sundaram

(Cambridge University Press 1996; ISBN 978-0521497190 Hardbound; ISBN 978-0521497701 Paperbound).

* Book of Proof* , by Richard Hammack

(Richard Hammack 2013; ISBN 978-0989472104)

Available as pdf at
*https://www.people.vcu.edu/~rhammack/BookOfProof/ *
Paperback available from Amazon.

**Lectures:**

Lectures are available on YouTube at
*the UAMathCamp channel*.
See the lecture schedule below.

**Exercises, Final Exam, and Course Grade:**

Exercises are assigned at the end of each week.

There is a Final Exam at the end of the course.

Your course grade will be determined by your performance on the final exam;

if your performance on the exercises is strong, that will be taken into account as well.

Sample exams from prior years, with solutions, are available at the link above.

**Lecture Schedule:**

**Week 1:** Lectures 1-10 (Foundations, Logic, and Proofs; Euclidean Space)

**Week 2:** Lectures 11-17 (Vector Spaces, Convexity, Concave Functions)

**Week 3:** Lectures 18-23 (Real Analysis)

**Week 4:** Lectures 24-29 (Foundations for Optimization)

**Week 5:** Lectures 30-36 (Optimization)

**Week 6:** Lectures 37-40 (Optimization)