These were mathematics courses in an economics setting, given by mathematicians based in the Department of Mathematics for students in the Faculty of Social Sciences or School of Management. The choice of subject matter and arrangement of material reflect this collaboration and are a result of the experience thus obtained. The majority of students to whom these courses were given were studying for degrees in economics or business administration and had not acquired any mathematical knowledge beyond pre-calculus mathematics, i.e., elementary algebra. Therefore, the first-semester course assumed little more than basic precalculus mathematics and was based on Chapters 1–7. This course led on to the more advanced second-semester course, which was also suitable for students who had already covered basic calculus. The second course contained at most one of the three Chapters 10, 12, and 13. In any particular year, their inclusion or exclusion would depend on the requirements of the economics or business studies degree syllabuses. An appendix on differentials has been included as an optional addition to an advanced course. The students taking these courses were chiefly interested in learning the mathematics that had applications to economics and were not primarily interested in theoretical aspects of the subject per se. The authors have not attempted to write an undergraduate text in economics but instead have written a text in mathematics to complement those in economics. |

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