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Mathematical methods for economist / Stephen Glaister

By: Glaister, Stephen [autor].
Publisher: New York : Basil blackwell, ©1984Edition: 3th ed.Description: xi, 260 páginas : ilustraciones, gráficos ; 23 cm.Content type: texto Media type: no mediado Carrier type: volumenISBN: 0631137122.Subject(s): Economía matemática | Métodos matemáticosDDC classification: 510.2433
Contents:
Introduction. -- Vectors and matrices. -- Operations on vectors. -- Operations on matrices. -- Properties of sets of vectors. -- Determinants. -- Solving systems of equations. -- Eigenvalues and difference equations. -- Quadratic forms. -- Elementary analysis; sets. -- Functions. -- Differentiation and derivatives. -- Taylor´s theorem. -- Theory of maximization and minimization. -- Functions of several variables. -- Constrained optimization. -- Comparative statics. -- Integration and differential equations.
Summary: It provides economists with a firm grounding in the mathematical fundamentals of their discipline. The author has assumed that the reader has nothing but the most rudimentary background in mathematics. The book covers both linear algebra and the calculus, as well as important topics such as convexity, nonlinear programming and constrained optimization, the solution of linear systems, eigenvalues of matrices and dynamic analysis. Throughout, the text emphasizes applications. In this new edition the autor has included simple computer programs in the BASIC language to help explain points of principle and to illustrate the practical uses of these techniques.
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Include Bibliography and index.

Introduction. -- Vectors and matrices. -- Operations on vectors. -- Operations on matrices. -- Properties of sets of vectors. -- Determinants. -- Solving systems of equations. -- Eigenvalues and difference equations. -- Quadratic forms. -- Elementary analysis; sets. -- Functions. -- Differentiation and derivatives. -- Taylor´s theorem. -- Theory of maximization and minimization. -- Functions of several variables. -- Constrained optimization. -- Comparative statics. -- Integration and differential equations.

It provides economists with a firm grounding in the mathematical fundamentals of their discipline. The author has assumed that the reader has nothing but the most rudimentary background in mathematics. The book covers both linear algebra and the calculus, as well as important topics such as convexity, nonlinear programming and constrained optimization, the solution of linear systems, eigenvalues of matrices and dynamic analysis. Throughout, the text emphasizes applications. In this new edition the autor has included simple computer programs in the BASIC language to help explain points of principle and to illustrate the practical uses of these techniques.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Preface to Third Edition
  • Preface to the First Edition
  • 1 Introduction
  • 2 Vectors and matrices
  • 3 Operations on vectors
  • 4 Operations on matrices
  • 5 Properties of sets of vectors
  • 6 Determinants
  • 7 The matrix inverse
  • 8 Solving systems of equations
  • 9 Eigenvalues and difference equations
  • 10 Quadratic forms
  • 11 Elementary analysis: sets
  • 12 Functions
  • 13 Differentiation and derivatives
  • 14 Taylor's theorem
  • 15 Theory of maximization and minimization
  • 16 Functions of several variables
  • 17 Constrained optimization
  • 18 Comparative statistics
  • 19 Integration and differential equations
  • Bibliography
  • Answers to odd-numbered problems
  • Review problems
  • Index

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