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Linear algebra for economists

Aleskerov, Fuad and Ersel, Hasan and Piontkovski, Dmitri (2011) Linear algebra for economists. Springer Texts in Business and Economics . Springer, Berlin. ISBN 978-3-642-20569-9

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-20570-5

Abstract

This textbook introduces students of economics to the fundamental notions and instruments in linear algebra. Linearity is used as a first approximation to many problems that are studied in different branches of science, including economics and other social sciences. Linear algebra is also the most suitable to teach students what proofs are and how to prove a statement. The proofs that are given in the text are relatively easy to understand and also endow the student with different ways of thinking in making proofs. Theorems for which no proofs are given in the book are illustrated via figures and examples. All notions are illustrated appealing to geometric intuition. The book provides a variety of economic examples using linear algebraic tools. It mainly addresses students in economics who need to build up skills in understanding mathematical reasoning. Students in mathematics and informatics may also be interested in learning about the use of mathematics in economics.

Item Type:Book
Uncontrolled Keywords:Linear Algebra - Linear Economic Models - Linear Programming - Linear Spaces - Vectors and Matrices
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
ID Code:17421
Deposited By:Hasan Ersel
Deposited On:16 Nov 2011 12:22
Last Modified:16 Nov 2011 12:22

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