About the book |

It has been twenty years since the last edition of this classic book. Kevin Wainwright (British Columbia University and Simon Fraser University), a long time user of the text, has executed the perfect revision: he has updated examples, applications and theory without changing the elegant, precise presentation style of Alpha Chiang. Readers will find the wait was worthwhile. |

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Table of contents |

PART 1 Introduction Chapter 1: The Nature of Mathematical Economics Chapter 2: Economic Models PART 2 Static (or Equilibrium) AnalysisChapter 3: Equilibrium Analysis in Economics Chapter 4: Linear Models and Matrix Algebra Chapter 5: Linear Models and Matrix Algebra (continued) PART 3 Comparative-Static AnalysisChapter 6: Comparative Statics and the Concept of the Derivative Chapter 7: Rules of Differentiation and their use in Comparative Statics Chapter 8: Comparative-Static Analysis of General-Function Models PART 4 Optimization ProblemsChapter 9: Optimization: A Special Variety of Equilibrium Analysis Chapter 10: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions Chapter 11: The Case of More Than One Choice Variable Chapter 12: Optimization with Equality Constraints NEW Chapter 13: Further Topics in Optimization (includes Envelope Theorem and Duality PART 5 Dynamic AnalysisChapter 14 Economic Analysis and Integral Calculus Chapter 15 Continuous Time: First Order Differential Equations Chapter 16 Higher-Order Differential Equations Chapter 17 DiscreteTime: First Order Difference Equations Chapter 18 Higher Order Difference Equations Chapter 19 Simultaneous Differential Equations and Difference Equations NEW Chapter 20: Introduction to Optimal Control Theory |