Essential Mathematics for Economics and Business, 4th Edition

ISBN: 9781118358290

Essential Mathematics for Economics and Business, 4th Edition is recognized for combining an easy to grasp approach to mathematics with applications in economics and business. The text is built up from a low level so that students with or without prior knowledge in this subject can make use of the text for reference and self-study. There have been many revisions in this fourth edition, including revised and updated worked examples, the extended use of Excel, and progress exercises that contain additional introductory questions for students who are weaker in mathematics. Problems have been written by specialists to help put the mathematical techniques into familiar context for students who do not have a strong maths background, especially in cases that are common in economics or business scenarios. Selected worked examples have also been animated, which helps to give students a new perspective that is easier for them to follow when solving problems.


  • Animated Worked Examples with audio narration help guide students through the selected worked examples, giving them a visual and audio run down of the problem in an easy to follow step-by-step method.
  • Problems in Context explain the mathematical techniques involved in common economics or business problems. These are written by specialists and are intended to put the maths into a familiar context for students whose maths are not strong.
  • Revised and updated Progress Exercises, including additional introductory questions to help students whose maths background is weak.
Teresa Bradley
CHAPTER 1 Mathematical Preliminaries

CHAPTER 2 The Straight Line and Applications

CHAPTER 3 Simultaneous Equations

CHAPTER 4 Non-linear Functions and Applications

CHAPTER 5 Financial Mathematics

CHAPTER 6 Differentiation and Applications

CHAPTER 7 Functions of Several Variables

CHAPTER 8 Integration and Applications

CHAPTER 9 Linear Algebra and Applications

CHAPTER 10 Difference Equations

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