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IGNOU MEC-03/MEC-103 (July 2021 - January 2022) Assignment Questions

Section A

1. How do you use differential equations in economics? What type of situations can be helpfully depicted using differential equations? Discuss the role of initial condition in solving a differential equation. If your objective is to examine the stability of equilibrium, with the help of an example, show how a second-order differential equation helps in addressing your concern.

2. Give examples of the problems where you can make use of Poisson distribution. Does it have a probability density function? Why or why not? Discuss your answer in the context of the rnean and the variance of Poisson distribution.

Section B

3. Explain the relevant considerations of making a choice between one-tailed and two-tailed tests. How would you determine the level of significance in the above tests?

4. A linear programming problem is given as

Find its optimal solution.

5) How would you determine linear dependence of a matrix? Define the rank of a matrix in terms of its linear independence.

6) The correlation coefficient between nasal length and stature for a group of 20 Indian adult males was found to be 0.203. Test whether there is any correlation between the characteristics in the population.

7) Write short notes on the following:
(i) Eigen-vectors and Eigen-values
(ii) Taylor’s expansion
(iii) Mixed strategy
(iv) Kuhn-Tucker condition

IGNOU MEC-03/MEC-103 (July 2020 - January 2021) Assignment Questions

This section carry 20 marks each (to be answered in about 500 words each).

  1. Consider the utility function 𝑢 = 𝑓(𝑥1 … 𝑥𝑛 ) where 𝑥𝑖, 𝑖 = 1,2, … , 𝑛 are the quantities of the n goods consumed. Let the price of good 𝑥𝑖 be 𝑃𝑖, 𝑖 = 1,2, … , 𝑛. Let M be the consumer's income. Show that the Lagrangian multiplier of theutility maximization problem equals the marginal utility of income.
  2. (a) What is the normal probability distribution function? State its properties.
    (b) The concentration of impurities in a semiconductor used in the production of microprocessors for computer is a normally distributed random variable with mean 127 parts per million and standard deviation 22. A semiconductor is acceptable only if its concentration of impurities is below 150 parts per million. What proportions of the semiconductors are acceptable for use? (The area under the standard normal curve for the value of z = 1.5 is 0.668).

This section carry 12 marks each (to be answered in about 300 words each).

  1. Distinguish between the characteristics of first and second order difference equations. Give examples of economic problems that are solved with the help of each category of such equations.
  2. Solve the following linear programming problem:
    Min 𝐶 = 0.6𝑥1 + 𝑥2
    subject to 10𝑥1 + 4𝑥2 ≥ 20
    5𝑥1 + 5𝑥2 ≥ 20
    2𝑥1 + 6𝑥2 ≥ 12
    𝑥1 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑥2 ≥ 0
  3. Suppose a large jar contains eight red balls, six yellow balls, and six blue balls. Two balls are to be selected at random from the jar, and the first ball selected will not be placed back into the jar.
    (a) What is the probability that the first ball will be red and the second yellow?
    (b) What is the probability that neither will be red?
  4. Suppose the technology matrix is

    Let the final demand vector be

    Find the level of production of the three goods.
  5. (a) What is a test statistic?
    (b) Distinguish between one-tailed and two-tailed tests.
    (c) What is p- value?

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MEC-03/MEC-103 Assignment Details

  • University IGNOU (Indira Gandhi National Open University)
  • Title Quantitative Methods
  • Language(s) English and Hindi
  • Session July 2020 - January 2021
  • Code MEC-03/MEC-103
  • Subject Economics
  • Degree(s) MA
  • Course Core Courses (CC)
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  • 15th July 2021 (if Enrolled in the July 2020 Session)
  • 30th Sept. 2021 (if Enrolled in the January 2021 Session).

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