Mathematics for Economics and Business

Mathematics for Economics and Business

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  • Publisher: FINANCIAL TIMES PRENTICE HALL
  • Format: Paperback | 664 pages
  • Dimensions: 194mm x 262mm x 28mm | 1,361g
  • Publication date: 19 January 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Harlow
  • ISBN 10: 0273763563
  • ISBN 13: 9780273763567
  • Edition: 7, Revised
  • Edition statement: 7th Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: col. Illustrations
  • Sales rank: 209,043

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Ian Jacques was formerly a senior lecturer at Coventry University. He has considerable experience teaching mathematical methods to students studying economics, business and accounting.

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Were you looking for the book with access to MyMathLab Global? This product is the book alone, and does NOT come with access to MyMathLab Global. Buy "Mathematics for Economics and Business with MyMathLab Global access card, 7/e "(ISBN 9780273788492) if you need access to the MyLab as well, and save money on this brilliant resource. Ian JacquesMathematics for Economics and Business 7th edition------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- If you want to increase your confidence in mathematics then look no further. This book breaks topics down into short sections making each new technique you learn seem less daunting. Stop and check your understanding along the way, working through the practice problems, and learn at your own pace. Learning online with MyMathLab Go to www.mymathlab.com/global - your gateway to all the online resources for this book: MyMathLab provides you with the opportunity for unlimited practice, guided solutions with tips and hints to help you solve challenging questions, an interactive e-book and a personalised study plan to help focus your revision efforts on the topics you need most support with. If you have purchased this text as part of a pack then you can gain access to MyMathLab by following the instructions to register on the access code included on the enclosed access card. If you've purchased this text on its own then you can purchase access online at www.mymathlab.com. See the Getting Started with MyMathLab in 'Guided Tour' area of this text for more details. New for this editionAnswers to all questions are now included in the back of the textbook so that you can check your work easily. Fully worked solutions to all practice and core questions are provided in the online resources so that you can learn from your mistakes. Additional chapters on linear programming and dynamics are now included in the textbook. Each chapter concludes with a brief section on formal mathematics, designed for those students who wish to take this subject further.About the AuthorIan Jacques was formerly a senior lecturer at Coventry University. He has considerable experience teaching mathematical methods to students studying economics, business and accounting.

Table of contents

Preface Guided tour of the textbook Guided tour of the online resources Introduction: 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 determination Formal 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 functions Formal mathematics CHAPTER 3 Mathematics of Finance 3.1 Percentages 3.2 Compound interest 3.3 Geometric series 3.4 Investment appraisal Formal 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 functions Formal 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 multipliers Formal mathematics CHAPTER 6 Integration 6.1 Indefinite integration 6.2 Definite integration Formal mathematics CHAPTER 7 Matrices 7.1 Basic matrix operations 7.2 Matrix inversion 7.3 Cramer's rule Formal mathematics CHAPTER 8 Linear Programming 8.1 Graphical solution of linear programming problems 8.2 Applications of linear programming Formal mathematics CHAPTER 9 Dynamics 9.1 Difference equations 9.2 Differential equations Formal mathematics Answers to Problems Glossary Index The 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