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Essential Mathematics for Economics

Essential Mathematics for Economics

Autori Bosi Gianni
Editore Apogeo Education - Maggioli Editore
Formato Cartaceo
Dimensione 17x24
Pagine 280
Pubblicazione Settembre 2018 (I Edizione)
ISBN / EAN 8891629883 / 9788891629883
Collana Apogeo Education

Gianni Bosi
Chiara Corsato
Magali E. Zuanon


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This short book is aimed at undergraduate students with a very standard knowledge of algebra learnt at the high school, and it appears as “self contained”.
According to the long teaching experience of the authors, it was written in order to furnish nearly all the material both for a 90-hour course of “Mathematics for Economics”, and for a 45-hour course of “Financial Mathematics”.
The book is the result of a thoughtful selection of the arguments, and of the calibration of the difficulty, in order to allow all students to pass the exam with a sufficiently large knowledge of the material, and at the same time to give to the best students the opportunity to detect stimulating occasions for further personal investigation.


Gianni Bosi is Full professor of Mathematical Methods for Economics and Finance at the University of Trieste, Department of Economics, Business, Mathematics and Statistics “Bruno de Finetti”.
Chiara Corsato is Post-doc researcher at the University of Trieste, Department of Economics, Business, Mathematics and Statistics “Bruno de Finetti”.
Magalì Ernestine Zuanon is Associate professor of Mathematical Methods for Economics and Finance at the University of Brescia, Department of Economics and Management.

Chapter 1 - Some elements of logic and set theory
1.1 Some elements of logic
1.2 Set Theory
1.3 Exercises

Chapter 2 - Mappings and relations
2.1 Mappings
2.2 Binary relations
2.3 Order relations
2.4 Exercises

Chapter 3 - Combinatorics
3.1 Dispositions without repetitions and permutations
3.2 Combinations
3.3 Dispositions with repetitions
3.4 Exercises

Chapter 4 - Real numbers
4.1 Fromnatural to realnumbers
4.2 Quadratic equations and quadratic inequalities
4.3 Basic topological concepts in R
4.4 Exercices

Chapter 5 - Real-valued functions of one real variable
5.1 General concepts
5.2 Trigonometric functions and their inverses
5.3 Exercises

Chapter 6 - Continuous functions
6.1 Definition and first properties
6.2 Theorems on continuity
6.3 Exercises

Chapter 7 - Limits
7.1 Finite limits
7.2 Infinite limits and limits as x approaches infinity
7.3 Theorems on limits
7.4 Limits with the trigonometric functions
7.5 Exercises

Chapter 8 - Exponential and logarithmic functions
8.1 Powers with real exponents
8.2 Exponential and logarithmic functions
8.3 Limits with exponential and logarithmic functions
8.4 Exercises

Chapter 9 - Differential calculus
9.1 The concept of derivative
9.2 Important derivatives
9.3 Theorems on differentiation
9.4 Local properties of the first degree
9.5 Theorems on differentiable functions on intervals
9.6 Local approximation by means of polynomials
9.7 Local convexity and concavity
9.8 Exercises

Chapter 10 - Integral calculus
10.1 Indefinite integral
10.2 Definite integral
10.3 Exercises

Chapter 11 - Matrix algebra and the structure of Rn
11.1 Basic definitions
11.2 The algebraic and topological structure of Rn
11.3 Exercises

Chapter 12 - Real functions of many real variables
12.1 General concepts
12.2 Quadratic forms
12.3 Partial derivatives and optimization
12.4 Exercises

Chapter 13 - Basic concepts of financial mathematics
13.1 Classical financial regimes
13.2 The regime of compound interest
13.3 Exercises

Chapter 14 - Annuities and debt amortization
14.1 Annuities and perpetuities
14.2 Amortization of a debt
14.3 Negotiation of a debt: Makeham formula
14.4 Exercises

Chapter 15 - Solution to selected Exercises

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