Mathematics for Economics and Business: An Interactive Introduction / Edition 2

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Overview

This text offers the ideal approach for economics and business students seeking to understand the mathematics relevant to them. Each chapter demonstrates basic mathematical techniques, while also explaining the economic analysis and business context where each is used. By following the worked examples and tackling the practice problems, students will discover how to use and apply each of these techniques. Now in its second edition, the text features expanded summaries of economic analysis, new sections on matrix algebra and linear programming, and additional demonstrations of economics applications.


  • Demonstrates mathematical techniques while explaining their economic and business applications
  • Engages the reader with numerous worked examples and practice problems
  • Features new sections on matrix algebra and linear programming
  • Includes a CD-ROM with the book, containing the award winning MathEcon software, Excel files, Powerpoint slides, all definitions and 'remember boxes', and additional practice questions
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405111263
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/28/2004
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 7.68 (w) x 9.97 (h) x 1.49 (d)

Meet the Author

Jean Soper is Lecturer in Economics at the University of Leicester and is involved in the Executive Committee responsible for the continuing development of WinEcon.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Features of the Book
List of MathEcon Screens
List of Excel Worksheets
1 Functions in Economics 1
2 Equations in Economics 61
3 Macroeconomic Models 121
4 Changes, Rates, Finance and Series 147
5 Differentiation in Economics 187
6 Maximum and Minimum Values 227
7 Further Rules of Differentiation 249
8 Partial Differentiation in Economics 270
9 Constrained Maxima and Minima 307
10 Integration in Economics 320
11 Linear Programming 336
12 Matrices in Economics 357
Index 399
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