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Using mathematics in economics

Author: R L Thomas
Publisher: Essex, England ; Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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This text explains the basics of mathematics and how it can be used in economics. The book is an ideal introduction to mathematics for students of economics, whatever their mathematical background.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: R L Thomas
ISBN: 0201360500 9780201360509
OCLC Number: 40180370
Description: xxxix, 341 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Functions and equations --
2. Simultaneous linear equations --
3. Stocks, flows and equilibrium in economics --
4. The reduced and structural forms of equation systems --
5. Stock-flow markets --
6. Geometric progressions and discounted cash flows --
7. The differentiation of functions of one variable --
8. Higher-order derivatives --
9. Integration --
10. Differentiations of functions of more than one variable --
11. Total differentials and total derivatives --
12. Unconstrained and constrained optimisation --
13. Calculus in economics I: the firm --
14. Calculus in economics II: the consumer --
15. Exponential and logarithmic functions --
16. Introduction to dynamics --
17. Introduction to matrix algebra.
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