Mathematics for Economics & Business, 7th edition

By Ian Jacques

December 2012

Pearson Education

Distributed by Trans-Atlantic Publications

ISBN: 9780273763567

325 pages, Illustrated

$57.50 Paper Original

With its friendly and informal style, this market leading text breaks down topics into short sections making learning each new technique seem less daunting. With plenty of practice problems, it provides opportunities to stop and check understanding and allows students to learn at their own pace.

Contents:

Preface

Guided tour of the textbook

Guided tour of the online resourcesIntroduction: Getting Started

Notes for students: how to use this book

CHAPTER 1 Linear Equations

1.1 Introduction to algebra

1.2 Further algebra

1.3 Graphs of linear equations

1.4 Algebraic solution of simultaneous linear equations

1.5 Supply and demand analysis

1.6 Transposition of formulae

1.7 National income determinationFormal mathematics

CHAPTER 2 Non-linear Equations

2.1 Quadratic functions

2.2 Revenue, cost and profit

2.3 Indices and logarithms

2.4 The exponential and natural logarithm functionsFormal mathematics

CHAPTER 3 Mathematics of Finance

3.1 Percentages

3.2 Compound interest

3.3 Geometric series

3.4 Investment appraisalFormal mathematics

CHAPTER 4 Differentiation

4.1 The derivative of a function

4.2 Rules of differentiation

4.3 Marginal functions

4.4 Further rules of differentiation

4.5 Elasticity

4.6 Optimisation of economic functions

4.7 Further optimisation of economic functions

4.8 The derivative of the exponential and natural logarithm functionsFormal mathematics

CHAPTER 5 Partial Differentiation

5.1 Functions of several variables

5.2 Partial elasticity and marginal functions

5.3 Comparative statics

5.4 Unconstrained optimization

5.5 Constrained optimization

5.6 Lagrange multipliersFormal mathematics

CHAPTER 6 Integration

6.1 Indefinite integration

6.2 Definite integrationFormal mathematics

CHAPTER 7 Matrices

7.1 Basic matrix operations

7.2 Matrix inversion

7.3 Cramer's ruleFormal mathematics

CHAPTER 8 Linear Programming

8.1 Graphical solution of linear programming problems

8.2 Applications of linear programmingFormal mathematics

CHAPTER 9 Dynamics

9.1 Difference equations

9.2 Differential equationsFormal mathematics

Answers to Problems

Glossary

IndexThe following additional material is available as part of the online resources supporting this title either at www.pearsoned.co.uk/jacques or included in MyMathLab.

Solutions to Problems

Excel

Maple

Advanced Topics

AT1 Differentiation from First Principles

AT2 Implicit Differentiation

AT3 Hessians

AT4 Input-Output Analysis

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