\input zb-basic \input zb-matheduc \iteman{ZMATH 2013c.00597} \itemau{Bradley, Teresa; Patton, Paul} \itemti{Essential mathematics for economics and business.} \itemso{Chichester: Wiley. xv, 723 p. (1998).} \itemab This is a user-friedly textbook with a wide selection of worked examples, progress exercises with solutions, test exercises, and a lot of real-world applications. The text refers to Excel, but it also can be used without touching on the Excel sections. Here is the contents: Mathematical preliminaries, the straight line, simultaneous equations, nonlinear functions, financial mathematics, differentiation, functions of several variables, integration, linear algebra, difference equations, all chapters with applications. All in all a remarkable book, and I would warmly recommend it for students of economics and business. \itemrv{J.Piehler (Merseburg)} \itemcc{H15 I15 M45} \itemut{textbook; worked examples; exercises; applications; Excel; nonlinear functions; financial mathematics; differentiation; functions of several variables; integration; linear algebra; difference equations} \itemli{} \end