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TOTAL-MARGINAL RULE: A mathematical connection between a marginal value is the slope of a curve of the corresponding total value stating that the marginal IS the slope of the total curve. If the total curve has a positive slope (that is, is upward sloping), then marginal is positive. If the total product has a negative slope (downward sloping), then marginal is negative. If the total curve has a zero slope (horizontal), then marginal is zero. Moreover, if the total curve has an increasing slope (becoming steeper), then the marginal is rising. If the total curve has a decreasing slope (becoming flatter), then the marginal is falling.

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Lesson 2: Economic Science | Unit 2: Theory Page: 8 of 20

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  • That the best scientific theory is one that offers a universal explanation of the real world.
  • How scientific theories are comprised of verified principles and unverified axioms or beliefs that constitute a world view.
  • That the world view of many theories is also intertwined with a political philosophy.
  • The inherent need for abstraction in the development of scientific theories.
  • Three common forms of abstraction--words, graphs, and equations.
  • An introduction of three economic theories--markets, aggregate markets, and Keynesian economics.

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INELASTIC SUPPLY

The general elasticity relation in which relatively large changes in price cause relatively small changes in quantity supplied. Large changes in price cause relatively small changes in quantity supplied or the percentage change in quantity supplied is smaller than the percentage change in price. This characterization of elasticity is most important for the price elasticity of supply. Inelastic supply is one of two general elasticity relations for supply. The other is elastic supply.

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