- Chapter 1: First Peoples: Populating The Planet, To 10,000 B.c.e.
- Chapter 10: The Worlds Of European Christendom, 5001300
- Chapter 11: The Worlds Of Islam: Afro-eurasian Connections, 6001500
- Chapter 12: Pastoral Peoples On The Global Stage: The Mongol Moment, 12001500
- Chapter 13: The Worlds Of The Fifteenth Century
- Chapter 14: Empires And Encounters, 14501750
- Chapter 15: Global Commerce, 14501750
- Chapter 16: Religion And Science, 14501750
- Chapter 17: Atlantic Revolutions And Their Echoes, 17501914
- Chapter 18: Revolutions Of Industrialization, 17501914
- Chapter 19: Internal Troubles, External Threats: China, The Ottoman Empire, And Japan, 18001914
- Chapter 2: First Farmers: The Revolutions Of Agriculture, 10,000 B.c.e.3000 B.c.e.
- Chapter 20: Colonial Encounters, 17501914
- Chapter 21: The Collapse And Recovery Of Europe, 19141970s
- Chapter 22: The Rise And Fall Of World Communism, 1917present
- Chapter 23: Independence And Development In The Global South, 1914present
- Chapter 24: Accelerating Global Interaction, Since 1945
- Chapter 3: First Civilizations: Cities, States, And Unequal Societies, 3500 B.c.e.500 B.c.e.
- Chapter 4: Eurasian Empires, 500 B.c.e.500 C.e.
- Chapter 5: Eurasian Cultural Traditions, 500 B.c.e.500 C.e.
- Chapter 6: Eurasian Social Hierarchies, 500 B.c.e.500 C.e.
- Chapter 7: Classical Era Variations: Africa And The Americas, 500 B.c.e.1200 C.e.
- Chapter 8: Commerce And Culture, 5001500
- Chapter 9: China And The World: East Asian Connections, 5001300
- Chapter P: Prolouge
Ways of the World: A Brief Global History with Sources - Solutions by Chapter
Full solutions for Ways of the World: A Brief Global History with Sources
average variable cost
variable cost divided by the quantity of output
an excess of tax revenue over government spending
money that takes the form of a commodity with intrinsic value
the failure of majority rule to produce transitive preferences for society
balances in bank accounts that depositors can access on demand by writing a check
diminishing marginal product
the property whereby the marginal product of an input declines as the quantity of the input increases
a measure of the responsiveness of quantity demanded or quantity supplied to a change in one of its determinants
something that induces a person to act
the political philosophy according to which the government should choose policies deemed just, as evaluated by an impartial observer behind a “veil of ignorance”
marginal rate of substitution
the rate at which a consumer is willing to trade one good for another
a situation in which economic actors interacting with one another each choose their best strategy given the strategies that all the other actors have chosen
the claim that unemployment eventually returns to its normal, or natural, rate, regardless of the rate of inflation
a particular “game” between two captured prisoners that illustrates why cooperation is difficult to maintain even when it is mutually beneficial
goods that are neither excludable nor rival in consumption
the production of goods and services valued at constant prices
the change in consumption that results when a price change moves the consumer along a given indifference curve to a point with a new marginal rate of substitution
a cost that has already been committed and cannot be recovered
the costs that parties incur in the process of agreeing to and following through on a bargain
a worker association that bargains with employers over wages, benefits, and working conditions
velocity of money
the rate at which money changes hands