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Pages: 776

Language: English

Publisher: Manchester University Press; 4th New edition edition (1 Sept. 2015)

By: Malcolm Pemberton(Author) Nicholas Rau(Author)

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This book is a self-contained treatment of all the mathematics needed by undergraduate and masters-level students of economics. Building up gently from a very low level, the authors provide a clear, systematic coverage of calculus and matrix algebra. The second half of the book gives a thorough account of probability, optimisation and dynamics. The final two chapters are an introduction to the rigorous mathematical analysis used in graduate-level economics. The emphasis throughout is on intuitive argument and problem-solving. All methods are illustrated by examples, exercises and problems selected from central areas of modern economic analysis. The book's careful arrangement in short chapters enables it to be used in a variety of course formats for students with or without prior knowledge of calculus, for reference and for self-study. This new fourth edition includes two chapters on probability theory, providing the essential mathematical background for upper-level courses on economic theory, econometrics and finance. Answers to all exercises and complete solutions to all problems are available online from a regularly updated website.

'In spite of the wide scope of this textbook, its presentation is clear and crisp. The materials are very carefully organised. The transition from mathematical principles to economic propositions is remarkably lucid throughout the book. If a first-year undergraduate student in economics comes to ask me which one, among many books on mathematics for economists, to buy for years to come, then I would definitely tell them that this is the one.' --Chiaki Hara, Institute of Economic Research, Kyoto University'This is a great text to learn from - the authors do an excellent job providing intuitive explanations, making connections between results and illustrating the use of mathematics in solving economics problems, and there is a host of solved exercises which perform two roles: providing essential practice material and introducing further applications in economics.' --Andrew Chesher, Director of The Centre for Microdata Methods and Practice, IFS and UCL

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Customer reviews:

  • By qingwen ke on 15 September 2017

    Its supposed to be a new book, but it came dirty :(

  • By this is... on 7 February 2016

    The book has thought me a great deal and the layout makes sense. However, they need to stop making references to previous sections in exercises when they could just say the exercise and save me time; they also need to improve the accuracy of the answers to the exercises.They should to more effort into explaining their theorems in an understandable way instead of only caring about being technically correct. I can rarely understand their proofs in the appendix but maybe I should just accept them. I once found a simpler derivation online than what was in the book, however this was rare most the time the book explained things (outside of the appendix) in a clear complete and understandable way. I have not compared it to other books and the material is very good.

  • By amazon buyer 59 on 28 March 2017

    This book is a total and complete disaster!The best application to the realm of Economics are not explained but to be done in Exercises which do not come with sufficient solutions/explanations. Doing a unit does not really prepare one for same of the Exercises but especially the Problem Sets that follow.The way it is written is not very helpful to understand the maths. Since it is an introductory textbook one would expect to see good explanations and it to be written in a way that it is easy to understand - unfortunately this is not the case.

  • By Ck on 14 April 2016

    The content of the textbook is very comprehensive. However I find that the explanations of the textbook are not as user friendly as they could be. Additionally, the authors only explain the concepts but do not provide examples, which can be very confusing for students.Additionally the answer scheme is very underwhelming. If the student is unable to get the numerical answer, he or she is simply unable to get any help from the answer sheet.Hopefully the fifth edition will be better.

  • By Guest on 7 December 2015

    Very good book un terms of material, much less in terms of explanations. The authors lack somewhat pedagogic sense. Instead of simplifying equations through words, maths should show every step, even if that means "finishing things off", because the reader wants a clear view step by step and not something that says "we saw that a section ago" (cf 17 pages behind). I hope you will take this critic seriously as you write the 5th edition, as I feel it is a very important issue. Same concept applies for the solutions to excercises.

  • By Guest on 7 December 2015

    Small book at great value! Thanks black Friday!

  • By Dannii on 3 April 2016

    Excellent text book and very pleased.

  • By Nigel Barron on 17 November 2015

    Purchased as a gift - very pleased.

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