Properties of isoquant
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The arrow in the figure shows an increase in the output with a right and upward shift of an iso-quant curve. The other reason is that Russia has a monopoly on the titanuium resources. This is explained in terms of Figure 24. All these economies help in increasing the returns to scale more than proportionately. This is explained in Panel B of Figure 24.

An Isoquant presents same amount of goods while in indifference curve gives same amount of contentment at all points. For instance, capital is a fixed factor and labour is a variable factor. Thus, E is the optimum point, indicating least cost combination of inputs. An increase in one factor without the required proportionate increase in the other factor will yield no additional output whatsoever. Iso-quant curve represents the combinations of the factors whereas indifference curve represents the combinations of the goods. It can also be defined as the slope of an isoquant.

Ø The slope of the isocost curve is equal to the negative of the relative input price ratio,. An isoquant is the locus of all the combinations of two factors of production that yield the same level of output. Properties of Iso-Product Curves : The properties of Iso-product curves are summarized below: 1. We rule out such events. Slope of iso cost line With the change in the factor prices the slope of iso cost lien will change. Figure 1: graphical representation of isoquant schedule isoquant curve Assumptions of Isoquant Curve The concept of isoquant is based on the following assumptions.

The firm produces a single product. Then, from this set of isoquants it is very easy to judge by how much production level on one isoquant curve is greater or less than on another. Output-Maximisation for a Given Cost: The firm also maximises its profits by maximising its output, given its cost outlay and the prices of the two factors. It is because of this that homogeneous function of the first degree yields constant returns to scale. Physical Property- Characteristic that can be observed, using the five senses, without changing or trying to change the composition of a substance. It means that the marginal rate of technical substitution is diminishing. The distance across the widest point of a circle is called the diameter, and it is always equal to the radius x 2.

As we move along an isoquant downward to the right, each point on it represents the substitution of labour for capital. The three states of matter are: solid, liquid, and gas. No two isoquants intersect or touch each other. More precisely, marginal rate of technical substitution of labour for capital may be defined as the number of units of capital which can be replaced by one unit of labour, the level of output remaining unchanged. Thus as we more from point H to K, the effect of increasing the units of labour is that output per unit of labour diminishes as more output is produced.

Each of the factor combinations A. A set of isoquants which represents different levels of output is called ' isoquant map'. In the case of an isoquant the product can be measured in physical units. It cannot be upward sloping. These factors may be substituted for one another. As we move along an isoquant downward to the right each point on it represents the substitution of labour for capital. The laws of returns to scale refer to the effects of a change in the scale of factors inputs upon output in the long-run when the combinations of factors are changed in some proportion.

The different combination of inputs including capital and labor which produces the same level of output in each combination is known as Isoquant. Thus, an isoquant may also be defined as the graphical representation of different combinations of two inputs which give same level of output to the producer. Both are correct, in different contexts. It lies in 12th group, 6th period and. Originally Cobb-Douglas production function was applied not to the production process of an individual firm but to the whole of the manufacturing industry. These curves are also known as outlay lines, price lines, input-price lines, factor-cost lines, constant-outlay lines, etc. The distance around the ci … rcle is called the circumference, and is equal to the diameter x 2 x pi 3.

Therefore, the marginal rate of technical substitution between two perfect substitute factors remains constant. Therefore, a horizontal isoquant cannot be an equal product curve. Since marginal rate of technical substitution remains the same throughout, the isoquants of perfect substitutes are straight lines, as shown in Fig. When a large number of firms are concentrated at one place, skilled labour, credit and transport facilities are easily available. But they intersect each other at point A. In the third combination, the loss of 2 units of capital is compensated for by 5 more units of labour, and so on.