IEMS 326 Economics and Finance for Engineers

Winter 2011

Last modified: Fri Mar 11 14:15:05 CST 2011

Lectures: Monday Wednesday Friday 3:00-3:50 in Frances Searle 2-407

Instructor: Benjamin Armbruster
Office Hours Mondays 4-5 in Tech M237

TA: Dongjae Lim,
Office Hours Mondays and Tuesdays 5-6 in Tech C135 (computer lab)


Homework 6 (accompanying spreadsheet) and Solutions

Case 2 is due Friday, March 4.

Homework 5 and Solutions

Homework 4 and Solutions

Case 1 is due Monday, February 7.

Homework 3 and Solutions

Homework 2 and Solutions

Homework 1 and Solutions


Last year's final and solutions.

Formula sheet for the final.

Review questions for the final from fall 2009.

Lecture 22 slides and overview of the financial market

Lecture 20 slides and diversification spreadsheet

Ice Cream and Umbrellas spreadsheet

Lecture 17 slides

Lecture 16 slides and spreadsheet for decision trees

Lecture 15 slides and spreadsheet for oil well decision tree.

Midterm 2, solutions, and formula sheet.

Midterm 2 Winter 2010 review questions, review question solutions, exam, and solutions.

Lecture 13 slides and spreadsheet

Spreadsheet with inflation over time and government inflation report

Lecture 9 slides

Lecture 8 slides and spreadsheet.

Lecture 7 slides

Midterm 1, and solutions.

Lecture 6 slides, mortgage.xls, and mortgage notes.

A Daily Show clip on Arizona taking a loan secured by its capitol building, some notes on loans, and an associated spreadsheet.

Lecture 5 warm-up problems, the spreadsheet on bonds used in class, and some notes on bonds.

Midterm 1 Formula sheet

Midterm 1 Winter 2010 review questions, exam, and solutions.

Lecture 3 and lecture 4 warm-up problems

Notes on annuities.

Notes on time value of money.

Social Security spreadsheet and 2010 Report


Tentative schedule

Old Announcements

No office hours on MLK day.

I will have an extra office hour on Tuesday, January 18 from 3-4.

Dongjae will not have office hours the first week.