This is the course site for the summer Math Camp offered by the Economics Department at Duke University for entering PhD students and other kindred souls. Your instructor is Dan Graham <email@example.com>.
Detailed lecture notes for this course will be available on this site as the electronic document mathcamp-YY-MM-DD.pdf where YY-MM-DD is the date of the last revision. There are at least two reasons why you might prefer using the electronic version to a printed version.
Mathematica is a symbolic algebra program that is available freely to all Duke students by virtue of a Duke University site license. It is an incredibly useful program in Economics --- Curt Taylor once remarked to me, for example, that he would never work with a coauthor who did not know how to use it. One of the goals for this course is that you become comfortable using it. The mathcamp document, contains a brief introduction to Mathematica as an appendix. Additionally, there are three short movies on this site, Mathematica-#.mov where # = 1, 2, 3, that I created to help you get started.
Make sure you have convenient access to Mathematica. Having it installed on your own computer is strongly recommended. With your Duke NetId and password, you can get it at
Watch the movies with Mathematica running so that you can try things out.