An Introduction to Mathematics for Economics

An Introduction to Mathematics for Economics

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Akihito Asano
Cambridge University Press, 2012-11-08
EAN 9780521189460, ISBN10: 0521189462

Paperback, 281 pages, 24.6 x 18.9 x 1.3 cm

An Introduction to Mathematics for Economics introduces quantitative methods to students of economics and finance in a succinct and accessible style. The introductory nature of this textbook means a background in economics is not essential, as it aims to help students appreciate that learning mathematics is relevant to their overall understanding of the subject. Economic and financial applications are explained in detail before students learn how mathematics can be used, enabling students to learn how to put mathematics into practice. Starting with a revision of basic mathematical principles the second half of the book introduces calculus, emphasising economic applications throughout. Appendices on matrix algebra and difference/differential equations are included for the benefit of more advanced students. Other features, including worked examples and exercises, help to underpin the readers' knowledge and learning. Akihito Asano has drawn upon his own extensive teaching experience to create an unintimidating yet rigorous textbook.

Advance praise: 'This outstanding textbook is the by-product of lecture notes written by a dedicated teacher. Mathematics is carefully exposited for first-year students using familiar applications drawn from economics and finance. By working through the problems provided, students can overcome any fear they might have of mathematics to make it an enjoyable companion.' Chris Jones, Australian National University