Economic theories can be expressed in words, numbers, graphs and symbols. The existing traditional economics textbooks cover all four methods, but the general focus is often more on writing about the theory and methods, with few practical examples. With an increasing number of universities having introduced mathematical economics at undergraduate level, Basic mathematics for economics students aims to fill this gap in the field.
Basic mathematics for economics students begins with a comprehensive chapter on basic mathematical concepts and methods (suitable for self-study, revision or tutorial purposes) to ensure that students have the necessary foundation. The book is written in an accessible style and is extremely practical. Numerous mathematical economics examples and exercises are provided as well as fully worked solutions using numbers, graphs and symbols.
1 Basic mathematical concepts and methods
2 Economic applications: linear mathematics
3 Economic applications: non-linear mathematics
4 Economic applications: Keynesian model of the economy
5 More on differential calculus
6 Basics of matrices
7 Basic mathematics of finance
8 Economic applications: functions of several variables
9 More on matrices
10 Integral calculus11 Linear programming
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