Calculus: Concepts and Methods, Paperback Book


The pebbles used in ancient abacuses gave their name to the calculus, which today is a fundamental tool in business, economics, engineering and the sciences.

This introductory book takes readers gently from single to multivariate calculus and simple differential and difference equations.

Unusually the book offers a wide range of applications in business and economics, as well as more conventional scientific examples.

Ideas from univariate calculus and linear algebra are covered as needed, often from a new perspective.

They are reinforced in the two-dimensional case, which is studied in detail before generalisation to higher dimensions.

Although there are no theorems or formal proofs, this is a serious book in which conceptual issues are explained carefully using numerous geometric devices and a wealth of worked examples, diagrams and exercises.

Mathematica has been used to generate many beautiful and accurate, full-colour illustrations to help students visualise complex mathematical objects.

This adds to the accessibility of the text, which will appeal to a wide audience among students of mathematics, economics and science.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 567 pages, 649 b/w illus. 345 exercises
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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  • Category: Finance
  • ISBN: 9780521775410



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