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The Cobb-Douglas Function and Hölder's Inequality

by Thomas E. Goebeler, Jr.

This article originally appeared in:
College Mathematics Journal
November, 2011

Subject classification(s): Applied Mathematics | Mathematical Economics | Mathematics for Business
Applicable Course(s): 3.4 Non-mainstream Calc I | 3.5 Non-mainstream Calc II

Hölder’s inequality is here applied to the Cobb-Douglas production function to provide simple estimates to total production.

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