Description : This sequel to the author's "Early Development in Mathematical Economics" covers developments in this field after the appearance of Cournot's "Recherches" in 1838 and until the publication of Jevons' "Theory" in 1871.
Description : This text offers a presentation of the mathematics required to tackle problems in economic analysis. After a review of the fundamentals of sets, numbers, and functions, it covers limits and continuity, the calculus of functions of one variable, linear algebra, multivariate calculus, and dynamics.
Description : These twenty papers were selected by the author. The book includes a major introduction by Werner Hildenbrand, who assesses Professor Debreu's contribution to economic theory and explains the part played by these papers in the development of the subject.
Description : MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS FOR ECONOMISTS by R. G. D. ALLEN. Originally published in 1937. FOREWORD; THIS book, which is based on a series of lectures given at the London School of Economics annually since 1931, aims at providing a course of pure mathematics developed in the directions most useful to students of economics. At each stage the mathematical methods described are used in the elucidation of problems of economic theory. Illustrative examples are added to all chapters and it is hoped that the reader, in solving them, will become familiar with the mathematical tools and with their applications to concrete economic problems. The method of treatment rules out any attempt at a systematic development of mathematical economic theory but the essentials of such a theory are to be found either in the text or in the examples. I hope that the book will be useful to readers of different types. The earlier chapters are intended primarily for the student with no mathematical equipment other than that obtained, possibly many years ago, from a matriculation course. Such a student may need to accustom himself to the application of the elementary methods before proceeding to the more powerful processes described in the later chapters. The more advanced reader may use the early sections for purposes of revision and pass on quickly to the later work. The experienced mathematical economist may find the book as a whole of service for reference and discover new points in some of the chapters. I have received helpful advice and criticism from many mathe maticians and economists. I am particularly indebted to Professor A. L. Bowley and to Dr. J. Marschak and the book includes numerous modifications made as a result of their suggestions on reading the original manuscript. I am also indebted to Mr. G. J. Nash who has read the proofs and has detected a number of slips in my construction of the examples. R. G. D. ALLEN THE LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS October, 1937. Contents include: FOREWORD ----------v A SHORT BIBLIOGRAPHY - ..... xiv THE USE OF GREEK LETTERS IN MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS - - ...... xvi I. NUMBERS AND VARIABLES -------1 1.1 Introduction ---------1 1.2 Numbers of various types ------3 1.3 The real number system -------6 1.4 Continuous and discontinuous variables ... - 7 1.5 Quantities and their measurement ..... 9 1.0 Units of measurement - - - - - - - 13 1.7 Derived quantities - - - - - - - - 14 1.8 The location of points in space - - - - - 1G 1.9 Va viable points and their co-ordinates 20 EXAMPLES 1 The measurement of quantities graphical methods ---------23 . JpOJ ACTIONS AND THEIR DIAGRAMMATIC REPRESENTATION 28 2.1 Definition and examples of functions 28 2.2 The graphs of functions - - - - - - - 32 2.3 Functions and curves - - - - - - - 3 5 2.4 Classification of functions - - - - - - 38 2.5 Function types - - - - - - - - 41 2.6 The symbolic representation of functions of any form - 45 2.7 The diagrammatic method - - - - - - 48 2.8 The solution of equations in one variable 50 2.9 Simultaneous equations in two variables 54 EXAMPLES II Functions and graphs the solutionjof equa- tions ......... 57 III. ELEMENTARY ANALYTICAL GEOMETRY 61 3.1 Introduction ......... 61 3.2 The gradient of a straight line ..... 03 3.3 The equation of a straight line - - - 66 viii CONTENTS CHAP. 3.4 The parabola 09 3.5 The rectangular hyperbola - - - - - - 72 3.6 The circle 75 3.7 Curve classes and curve systems . - ... 76 3.8 An economic problem in analytical geometry 80 EXAMPLES III--The straight line curves and curve systems 82 IV...
Description : This two-volume work functions both as a textbook for graduates and as a reference for economic scholars. Assuming only the minimal mathematics background required of every second-year graduate, the two volumes provide a self-contained and careful development of mathematics through locally convex topological vector spaces, and fixed-point, separation, and selection theorems in such spaces. Volume One covers basic set theory, sequences and series, continuous and semi-continuous functions, an introduction to general linear spaces, basic convexity theory, and applications to economics.
Description : In 1924 the firm of Julius Springer published the first volume of Methods of Mathematical Physics by Richard Courant and David Hilbert. In the preface, Courant says this: Since the seventeenth century, physical intuition has served as a vital source for mathematical problems and methods. Recent trends and fashions have, however, weakened the connection between mathematics and physics; mathematicians, turning away from the roots of mathematics in intuition, have concentrated on refinement and emphasized the postulational side of mathematics, and at times have overlooked the unity of their science with physics and other fields. In many cases, physicists have ceased to appreciate the attitudes of mathematicians. This rift is unquestionably a serious threat to science as a whole; the broad stream of scientific development may split into smaller and smaller rivulets and dry out. It seems therefore important to direct our efforts toward reuniting divergent trends by clarifying the common features and interconnections of many distinct and diverse scientific facts. Only thus can the student attain some mastery of the material and the basis be prepared for further organic development of research. The present work is designed to serve this purpose for the field of mathe matical physics . . . . Completeness is not attempted, but it is hoped that access to a rich and important field will be facilitated by the book. When I was a student, the book of Courant and Hilbert was my bible.
Description : This text contains the mathematical material necessary as background for the topics covered in advanced microeconomics courses. It focuses on two key components of microeconomics - optimization subject to constraints and the development of comparative statistics. Assuming familiarity with calculus of one variable and basic linear algebra, the text allows more extensive coverage of additional topics like constrained optimization, the chain rule, Taylor's theorem, line integrals and dynamic programming. It contains numerous examples that illustrate economics and mathematical situations, many with complex solutions.
Description : Time-honored study by a prominent scholar of mathematics traces decisive epochs from the evolution of mathematical ideas in ancient Egypt and Babylonia to major breakthroughs in the 19th and 20th centuries. 1945 edition.
Description : "This second edition offers students a wide range of mathematical techniques and the associated economic theory. The new Chapter 0, a mathematical review covering all prerequisite mathematics, serves as both a precourse mathematics refresher and a handy reference." -- BACK COVER.