Professor Edward Morey
Aplia for Econ 2010
The Aplia software was developed by Roy Romer, an economics professor at Stanford University.
He teaches principles of microeconomics. There is an Applia web site for Econ 2010 being taught by me, Edward.
Aplia is an online platform/software for posting course materials and creating online quizzes.
I have tried to design the Aplia page for this course to make it as useful as possible.
The Aplia web page contains an electronic copy of the book, Microeconomics by Krugman and Wells, the course
outline week by week, and a large set of online weekly quizzes (both practice and graded).
You must be signed up at the Aplia web site for our course, otherwise you cannot take the quizzes
Once you signed up for Aplia, you will have an online copy of the text. I do not require you to have a
hard copy of the textbook or any workbooks.
sign up for Aplia at Applia.com (RegistrationAndPaymentInstructions)
You can purchase, only if you want one, a hard copy of the text (Krugman and Wells, Third Edition) at the Aplia web site for the course, or wherever you can find it online. For this section of this course, You cannot buy a hard copy of Krugman and Wells at the University bookstore. You could also, of course, buy a hardcopy online
The Aplia quizzes:
Generally speaking, for every chapter in your book there are two Aplia quizzes: a practice quize and a graded quiz.
You are encourage to do the pratice quiz before you take the graded quiz.
Aplia has developed these quizzes to test the material in our text, Krugman and Wells. While you will all be tested on the same concepts and material, everyone will see different questions (variations on a basic question).
I have reviewed all the Aplia quiz questions. I have deleted some and added explanatory comments to some. The "emc" you see at the top of the question is a note to myself that I have reviewed the question. In addition to the the boiler-plate Alpia questions I have added a few "Edward questions" to each quiz. Typically the Edward questions are questions that were asked on an old exam. They were created by me, or a current T.A.s, or a past T.A.s, or a former students in the class.
Edward-type questions typically share four properties: (1) they are more lecture based than book based, (2) they reflect Edward's emphaisis on models and logical thinking, (3) the examples are atypical, and (4) answering them correctly often requires a deeper understanding of the material.
When I, with the help of the T.A.'s, create you exams there is a preference for Edward-type question.
Note that all of the old exams questions (all with answer and many with explanations) are on the course web page.
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Last Update August 1. 2014