## Topics and Problem Sets

Math skills necessary for all incoming MIA and MPA students:Variables, Functions and Equations

Problem Set: Functional NotationGraphs of Two Variable Functions

Linear Functions

Problem Set:Graphing Linear FunctionsSlope of Linear Functions

Problem Set: Slope of a Linear FunctionIntercepts of a Linear Equation

Slope Intercept Form of a Linear Equation

Finding the Equation of a Line

Problem Set: Equation of a LineApplications of Linear Functions

Systems of Linear Equations

Problem Set: Solving Systems of Linear EquationsExponents

Problem Set: Laws of ExponentsLogarithms

Problem Set: LogarithmsThe Quadratic Function

Problem Set: Quadratic FunctionThe Slope of a Non-linear Function

Additional Topics necessary for all MPA students and for MIA students planning to take the Economic Analysis Sequence (This course is required for concentrations in International Finance and Business, International Economic Policy and International Energy Management and Policy, Environmental Policy. The course is highly recommended for students planning careers in any other area related to economics, for example, economic development, even if their concentrations at SIPA do not require it.):The necessity of calculus and some theory to get started

Rules of calculus - functions of one variable

Problem Set: Rules of calculus - functions of one variableEconomic interpretation of calculus operations - univariate

Problem Set: Economic interpretation of calculus operations - univariateRules of calculus - multivariate

Problem Set: Rules of calculus - multivariateEconomic interpretation of calculus operations - multivariate

Problem Set: Economic interpretation of calculus operations - multivariate