The chapter is devoted to the presentation of the mathematical prerequisites which are necessary for a productive reading of the book. The topics, which the prospective reader is assumed to be familiar with, are arranged under three general headings: calculus, linear algebra and general topology; for each heading we propose a set of chapters from one (or two) widely used textbooks. Even if our appreciation for the proposed textbooks is truly deep, it goes without saying that adequate knowledge of the listed topics may have been acquired by our readers anywhere else. On the other hand, throughout the book we shall be constantly in need to refer to specific results (theorems, propositions, lemmas, and so on) from these topics, and we shall do so by giving each time a detailed reference to some specific item contained in one of the four books.
KeywordsDifferentiable Function General Equilibrium General Topology General Equilibrium Model Finite Dimensional Vector Space
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