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A Computer Algebra Primer and Homework Exercises for use in an Intermediate Macroeconomics Course – A Student/Teacher Collaboration


  • Luke Olson


  • Max Jerrell


  • Ryder Delaloye



We discuss using computer algebras systems (CAS) in an undergraduate intermediate macroeconomics class. The criteria used in choosing a CAS are considered. One criterion was that students would bear little or no financial. The lessons learned in implementing a CAS – things that worked well and those that did not work so well – are noted. We also discuss the need for communications with information technology staff for successful implementation. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2005

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  • Luke Olson & Max Jerrell & Ryder Delaloye, 2005. "A Computer Algebra Primer and Homework Exercises for use in an Intermediate Macroeconomics Course – A Student/Teacher Collaboration," Computational Economics, Springer;Society for Computational Economics, vol. 26(3), pages 51-58, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:compec:v:26:y:2005:i:3:p:51-58
    DOI: 10.1007/s10614-005-9004-4

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    1. Belsley, David A, 1999. "Mathematica as an Environment for Doing Economics and Econometrics," Computational Economics, Springer;Society for Computational Economics, vol. 14(1-2), pages 69-87, October.
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