The book is by far the best choice one can make for a course on mathematics for ecomists. It is exemplary in finding the right balance between mathematics and ecomic examples. Dr Roelof J Stroeker, Erasmus University, Rotterdam. The writing style is superb it manages to allow intuitive understanding whilst t sacrificing mathematical precision and rigour. Dr Steven Cook, University of Wales Swansea Essential Mathematics for Ecomic Analysis provides an invaluable introduction to mathematical analysis and linear algebra for ecomists. Its main purpose is to help students acquire the mathematical skills they need in order to read the less technical literature associated with ecomic problems. The coverage is comprehensive, ranging from elementary algebra to more advanced material, whilst focusing on all the core topics usually taught in undergraduate courses on mathematics for ecomists.
PREFACE 1. INTRODUCTORY TOPICS I: ALGEBRA2. INTRODUCTORY TOPICS II: EQUATIONS3. INTRODUCTORY TOPICS III: MISCELLANEOUS4. FUNCTIONS OF ONE VARIABLE5. PROPERTIES OF FUNCTIONS6. DIFFERENTIATION7. DERIVATIVES IN USE8. SINGLE-VARIABLE OPTIMIZATION9. INTEGRATION10. INTEREST RATES AND PRESENT VALUES11. FUNCTIONS OF MANY VARIABLES12. TOOLS FOR COMPARATIVE STATICS13. MULTIVARIABLE OPTIMIZATION14. CONSTRAINED OPTIMIZATION15. MATRIX AND VECTOR ALGEBRA16. DETERMINANTS AND INVERSE MATRICES17. LINEAR PROGRAMMING APPENDIX: GEOMETRYTHE GREEK ALPHABETANSWERS ODD-NUMBERED PROBLEMSINDEX