Quantitative Techniques

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Cengage Learning EMEA, 2002 - Business & Economics - 558 pages
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This text is especially relevant to students studying quantitative techniques as part of business, management and/or finance on undergraduate and professional courses, especially: ACCA; CIMA; CIPFA; ICA, IOB, ICAEW. This introductory interdisciplinary textbook covers all the major topics involved at the interface between business and management on the one hand and mathematics and statistics on the other. Topics dealt with include logistics, finance, production and operations management, and economics. This text is especially relevant to students studying quantitative techniques as part of business, management and/or finance on undergraduate and professional courses, especially: ACCA; CIMA; CIPFA; ICA, IOB, ICAEW. This introductory interdisciplinary textbook covers all the major topics involved at the interface between business and management on the one hand and mathematics and statistics on the other. Topics dealt with include logistics, finance, production and operations management, and economics.
 

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Contents

Introduction to Quantitative Techniques
1
Probability and Decision Making
8
Decision Trees
33
Assessment and Revision Chapters 1 to 3
43
Statistics Introduction
50
Statistics Statistical Inference
81
Statistics Hypothesis Testing
96
Linear Correlation and Regression
125
Network Analysis Time Analysis
383
Network Analysis Cost Scheduling
397
Network Analysis Resource Scheduling
403
Network Analysis Activity on Nodes
408
Assessment and Revision Chapters 22 to 26
413
Financial Mathematics
419
Investment Appraisal Background and Techniques
434
Investment Appraisal Uncertainty and Capital Rationing
456

Multiple and Nonlinear Regression
149
Forecasting Time Series Analysis
169
Assessment and Revision Chapters 4 to 9
191
Calculus
205
Inventory Control Introduction and Terminology
226
Inventory Control Types of Control System
232
Inventory Control Economic Order Quantity
239
Inventory Control Safety Stocks and Reorder Levels
254
Simulation
262
Assessment and Revision Chapters 10 to 15
278
Linear Programming Introduction
284
Linear Programming Graphical Solutions
293
Linear Programming Simplex Method for Maximising
313
Linear Programming Simplex Method for Minimising
332
Transportation
337
Assignment
355
Assessment and Revision Chapters 16 to 21
365
Network Analysis Introduction and Terminology
374
Matrix Algebra
484
Replacement Analysis
499
Assessment and Revision Chapters 27 to 31
505
Statistical and Financial Tables Table I Areas under the Standard Normal Curve
512
Normal Distribution
513
The x2 Distribution
514
Poisson Distribution
515
Compound Interest
516
Present Value Factors
517
Present Value Annuity Factors
518
Answers to Examination Questions Chapters 1 to 3
519
to 9
523
to 15
536
to 21
542
to 26
547
to 31
551
Index
557
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About the author (2002)

Terry Lucey has been an accountant and consultant in industry and has had over 20 years' examining and teaching experience at all levels of professional studies and for diploma and degree courses in business studies. He was previously Head of Department of Business Studies at the University of Wolverhampton and Visiting Fellow at Aston Business School, Aston University.

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