- Tapa blanda: 544 páginas
- Editor: Routledge; Edición: 2 (13 de marzo de 2003)
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 0415267846
- ISBN-13: 978-0415267847
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Basic Mathematics for Economists (Inglés) Tapa blanda – 13 mar 2003
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`Comprehensive and straightforward. Written for students rather than peers.' - Stephen Hill, Cardiff Business School
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Economics students will welcome the new edition of this excellent textbook. Mathematics is an integral part of economics and understanding basic concepts is vital. Many students come into economics courses without having studied mathematics for a number of years. This clearly written book will help to develop quantitative skills in even the least numerate student up to the required level for a general Economics or Business Studies course. This second edition features new sections on subjects such as:
part year investment
Improved pedagogical features, such as learning objectives and end of chapter questions, along with the use of Microsoft Excel and the overall example-led style of the book means that it will be a sure fire hit with both students and their lecturers.
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Although the author starts off with the most basic math, there are, nevertheless, more advanced concepts introduced within these basic chapters. For example, the chapter on arithmetic not only covers the basic elements of arithmetic but also has sections on the elasticity of demand and logarithms. However, it is unfortunate that the author combines the most basic math with the more advanced topics within the same chapter.
At the beginning of each chapter, the learning objectives are presented. The book contains many examples and exercises, and with few exceptions the author provides the answers to all the exercises unlike other books that give the answers only to selected problems.
In reading this book certain assumptions are made. For example, the author uses Excel in some of the chapters and it is assumed that the student has some prior knowledge of using this software package. Also, it is assumed that the student has some knowledge of economics.
There are certain areas in this book that can be a matter of confusion for readers. First, the author uses two different symbols for the square root, i.e., a check mark and the more familiar traditional square root symbol. Second, the author does not clearly explain when the antilog in division is taken or not taken when using logarithms. Third, an example on matrix algebra shows calculated numbers to two decimal places when, in fact, these numbers are actually carried out to more than two decimal places for purposes of getting the final answer. This can be frustrating to students trying to understand the example if they are not aware that the author has done this. Fourth, there are some errors in the book. It is important that readers be aware of these types of problems.
However, overall the mathematics is explained clearly. In addition, the author provides remedial math topics for those students needing such a review. Therefore, I would recommend this book.