## Foundations of economic analysisRecent statistical techniques, including nonlinear programming, have been added to a basic survey of equilibrium systems, comparative statistics, consumer behavior theory, and cost and production theory |

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### Contents

Introduction | 3 |

The Theory of Maximizing behavior | 21 |

A Comprehensive Restatement of the Theory | 57 |

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analysis assumed assumption Axiom behavior chapter coefficients commodity comparative statics competition conditions of equilibrium constant constraints consumer's consumer's surplus CSP chap deduce defined demand curve demand functions determined difference equations differential equations discussion distribution dynamic economists equal fact factors factors of production finite formal given Hicks homogeneous implies independent index numbers indifference curves individual inequalities initial conditions integral interest rate involving J. R. Hicks librium linear marginal cost marginal utility matrix maximizing maximum mean-variance minimum motion necessary negative definite numeraire optimal optimum output paradigm parameters partial derivatives perfect competition positive possible preference field probability probability distribution problem production function properties quadratic form quantity ratios relations Reprinted in CSP respect result roots Samuelson satisfy solution stability stationary stochastic sufficient theorem tion transformation unique utility of income vanish variables vector welfare economics written zero