This book presents introductory economics (“principles”) material using standard mathematical tools, including calculus. It is designed for a relatively sophisticated undergraduate who has not taken a basic university course in economics. It also contains the standard intermediate microeconomics material and some material that ought to be standard but is not. The book can easily serve as an intermediate microeconomics text.
It was just a few decades ago, in the 1950s, that modern project management was first seen as an
individual subject within the area of economic sciences. Centuries back, so-called “projects” were finished
successfully, e.g. the building of the aqueducts in Roman times or the construction of the Great Wall in
China, but these projects were managed more on an ad-hoc basis mostly using informal techniques and
The goal of this edition is the same as that of the first: to present the conceptual
framework used for the pricing and hedging of fixed income securities
in an intuitive and mathematically simple manner. But, in striving
to fulfil this goal, this edition substantially revises and expands the first.
Many concepts developed by expert practitioners and academics remain
mysterious or only partially understood by many. Examples include
convexity, risk-neutral pricing, risk premium, mean reversion, the futuresforward
effect, and the financing tail....
This title sets out to equip the lay reader with a clear and thorough explanation of financial derivatives and how they work. It features an introduction to the entire realm of derivatives, utilising a range of real life examples to provide a broad outlook on the subject matter which is global in perspective. It also presents a lucid conceptual background to derivatives by avoiding unecessary technical details.
This unit helps managers to understand the dynamics of individual
and group behaviour in organisations, and how different forms of
organisational structure and leadership can influence that behaviour.
It enhances managers’ ability to understand attitudes and to
predict, explain and control behaviour in organisations. The unit
links conceptual tools and experiential activities to understanding
organisations and managing the change process.
The book can easily serve as an intermediate microeconomics text. The focus of this book is on the conceptual tools and not on fluff. Most microeconomics texts are mostly fluff and the fluff market is exceedingly overserved by $100+ texts. In contrast, this book reflects the approach actually adopted by the majority of economists for understanding economic activity. There are lots of models and equations and no pictures of economists.
CHAPTER 3 ■ THE ENTITY DATA MODEL INSIDE AND OUT
The Designer is the tool that allows you to work with the EDM and provides the functionality developers need to create, modify, and update the EDM. The Designer consists of several components to assist you in designing and editing your conceptual model. Figure 3-2 shows the different components, including the following: • • • • Designer surface: A visual surface for creating and modifying the conceptual model. Mapping Details window: The location where mappings are created or modified. The window is discussed later in the chapter.
Sophisticated : these include business analysts, scientists, engineers, others thoroughly familiar with the system capabilities. Many use tools in the form of software packages that work closely with the stored database.
Stand-alone : mostly maintain personal databases using ready-to-use packaged applications. An example is a tax program user that creates his or her own internal database.
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is one of the most widely used statistics in
the United States. As a measure of inflation it is a key economic indicator.
It serves as a guide for the Federal Reserve Board’s monetary policy and
is an essential tool in calculating changes in the nation’s output and living standards.
It is used to determine annual cost-of-living allowances for social security
retirees and other recipients of federal payments, to index the federal income tax
system for inflation, and as the yardstick for U.S. Treasury inflation-indexed
Any reform strategy faces the limitations of using health insurance as the only
tool to accomplish new financing goals. As the dominant fiscal tool in the medical
care sector, health insurance is designed to function over short time frames, focus-
ing on episodes of care. Yearly renewals of eligibility and ongoing churning in in-
surance markets preclude any real utility of health insurance as a mechanism for
investing in the long-term health capital of a child.
Make efficiency a daily part of the job with AutoCAD® 2008 software. The drafting, detailing, and conceptual design leader is showing the way once again. Meticulously refined with the drafter in mind, AutoCAD 2008 propels day-to-day drafting forward with features that increase speed and accuracy while saving time. Annotation scaling and layer properties per viewport minimize workarounds, while text and table enhancements and multiple leaders help deliver an unmatched level of aesthetic precision and professionalism.
The success of the first six editions of Intermediate Microeconomics has
pleased me very much. It has confirmed my belief that the market would
welcome an analytic approach to microeconomics at the undergraduate
My aim in writing the first edition was to present a treatment of the
methods of microeconomics that would allow students to apply these tools
on their own and not just passively absorb the predigested cases described
in the text.
This book is compiled to provide the reader a critical appreciation of key tools of Lean and Six Sigma and their implementation into both manufacturing and service organizations through drawing upon the research findings of a range of specialist scholars (including academics and practitioners) who have either proposed a conceptual model of framework for Lean/Six Sigma or have empirically gathered an extensive range of new data from organizations in the manufacturing and service sectors across a number of countries.
The Verilog hardware description language (HDL) provides the ability to
describe digital and analog systems. This ability spans the range from
descriptions that express conceptual and architectural design to detailed
descriptions of implementations in gates and transistors. Verilog was
developed originally at Gateway Design Automation Corporation during the
mid-eighties. Tools to verify designs expressed in Verilog were implemented
at the same time and marketed. Now Verilog is an open standard of IEEE
with the number 1364.
tep-by-step guide that introduces novices to using all major features of Eclipse 3
Eclipse is an open source extensible integrated development environment (IDE) that helps Java programmers build best-of-breed integrated tools covering the whole software lifecycle-from conceptual modeling to deployment
Eclipse is fast becoming the development platform of choice for the Java community
It is intended that this book be suitable for a variety of engineers and ecologists, who
may wish to gain an introduction to the rapidly growing field of ecological and
environmental modelling. An understanding of the fundamentals of environmental
problems and ecology, as presented for instance in the textbook Principles of
Environmental Science and Technology is assumed. Furthermore, it is assumed that
the reader has either a fundamental knowledge of differential equations and matrix
calculations or has read the Appendix, which gives a brief introduction to these
Oracle Database Advanced Replication describes the features and functionality of
Advanced Replication. Specifically, Oracle Database Advanced Replication contains
conceptual information about Advanced Replication, as well as information about
planning your replication environment and troubleshooting replication problems.
Oracle Database Advanced Replication also contains an introduction to the Replication
Management tool in the Oracle Enterprise Manager Console.
This is probably the first study that has used resilience, the adaptive cycle and
panarchy as a major part of the conceptual foundation for the work. Resilience
(as used here) has been explored in the literature for about 30 years, the
adaptive cycle originated about 18 years ago and both have been integrated
within the panarchy concept for only a few years.
For many students a College Algebra course represents the first opportunity to discover the
beauty and practical power of mathematics. Thus instructors are faced with the challenge
of teaching the concepts and skills of algebra while at the same time imparting a sense of
its utility in the real world. In this edition, as in the previous four editions, our aim is to
provide instructors and students with tools they can use to meet this challenge.
The emphasis is on understanding concepts. Certainly all instructors are committed to
encouraging conceptual understanding.
Biochemistry, 4th Edition P1. Continuing Garrett and Grisham's innovative conceptual and organizing framework, "Essential Questions," BIOCHEMISTRY guides students through course concepts in a way that reveals the beauty and usefulness of biochemistry in the everyday world. Streamlined for increased clarity and readability, this edition also includes new photos and illustrations that show the subject matter consistently throughout the text.