Mathematics for Economics and Business with MyMathLab Global access card7th Edition
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With its friendly and informal style, this market leading text breaks down topics into short sections making learning each new technique seem less daunting. With plenty of practice problems, it provides opportunities to stop and check understanding and allows students to learn at their own pace.
This pack is comprised of a copy of Mathematics for Economics and Business 7/E and an access card with code which will enable students to take advantage of the extra support available in MyMathLab Global. Visit www.mymathlab.com/global to learn more.
Introduction: Getting Started
Notes for students: how to use this book
Guided tour of the textbook
Guided tour of the online resources
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
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
CHAPTER 3 Mathematics of Finance
3.2 Compound interest
3.3 Geometric series
3.4 Investment appraisal
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
4.6 Optimization of economic functions
4.7 Further optimization of economic functions
4.8 The derivative of the exponential and natural logarithm functions
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
CHAPTER 6 Integration
6.1 Indefinite integration
6.2 Definite integration
CHAPTER 7 Matrices
7.1 Basic matrix operations
7.2 Matrix inversion
7.3 Cramer's rule
CHAPTER 8 Linear Programming
8.1 Graphical solution of linear programming problems
8.2 Applications of linear programming
CHAPTER 9 Dynamics
9.1 Difference equations
9.2 Differential equations
Answers to Problems
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Solutions to Problems
AT1 Differentiation from First Principles
AT2 Implicit Differentiation
AT4 Input-Output Analysis
- Problems embedded throughout the text help to test students’ understanding and answers given to help students work through their mistakes.
- Advice boxes and bubbles encourage an informal learning environment and help students avoid common pitfalls.
- Methodical approach to teaching ensures that students learn the techniques, applying them to economic and business situations.
- Example and practice problems demonstrate the use of computer software packages, such as Excel and Maple, exposing students to the real life use of the mathematical methods.
- Topics are divided into one or two hour sessions to help students work at a realistic pace.
Ian Jacques was formerly a senior lecturer at Coventry University. He has considerable experience teaching mathematical methods to students studying economics, business and accounting.