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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780273722168
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 12/30/2010
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 584
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Ian Jacques was formerly a senior lecturer in the School of Mathematical and Information Sciences at Coventry University. He has considerable experience teaching mathematical methods to students studying economics, business and accounting.

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Table of Contents

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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

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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

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CHAPTER 3 Mathematics of Finance
3.1 Percentages
3.2 Compound interest
3.3 Geometric series
3.4 Investment appraisal

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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

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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

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CHAPTER 6 Integration
6.1 Indefinite integration
6.2 Definite integration

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CHAPTER 7 Matrices
7.1 Basic matrix operations
7.2 Matrix inversion
7.3 Cramer's rule

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CHAPTER 8 Linear Programming
8.1 Graphical solution of linear programming problems
8.2 Applications of linear programming

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CHAPTER 9 Dynamics
9.1 Difference equations
9.2 Differential equations

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Answers to Problems

The following additional material is available as part of the online resources supporting this title either at or included in MyMathLab.

Solutions to Problems
Advanced Topics
AT1 Differentiation from First Principles
AT2 Implicit Differentiation
AT3 Hessians
AT4 Input-Output Analysis

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