9781137376558

Quantitative Methods for Business, Management and Finance

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  • ISBN13:

    9781137376558

  • ISBN10:

    1137376554

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 5/2/2014
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Summary

Quantitative Methods is a comprehensive guide to the techniques any student of business or finance is likely to need. The authors' coaching, learning-by-doing approach coupled with the text's clear structural outline makes this title ideal for those less confident with maths. With Swift, the acquisition of essential mathematical skills is achievable and even enjoyable.

Author Biography

Louise Swift taught Quantitative Methods to students of business, management and finance for over ten years at the University of East Anglia, UK, where she now works as a statistician.

Sally Piff is the Quantitative Methods tutor in the School of Management, University of East Anglia, UK.

Table of Contents

PART I: ESSENTIAL MATHS
1. Numbers and Symbols
2. Simplifying Expressions
3. Solving Problems
4. Modelling Using Straight Lines
PART II: MORE MATHS
5. Some Special Equations
6. Modelling Using Curves
7. Rates of Change
PART III: DESCRIBING DATA
8. Pictures of Data
9. Summarising Data
PART IV: PROBABILITY
10. Measuring Uncertainty
11. Numerical Outcomes
12. Continuous Numerical Outcomes
13. Some More Probability Distributions
PART V: STATISTICS
14. Estimation
15. Testing Hypotheses
16. Correlation and Regression
17. Comparing Two Populations
18. Nonparametric methods
19. Categorical Data
20. Forecasting
21. Statistics in Practice
PART VI: BUSINESS MODELLING
22. Linear Programming Models
23. Planning Projects
24. Models for Inventory Control
25. Time and Money
26. Decision Making
27. Simulating Reality
28. Controlling Quality
PART VII: STATISTICAL TABLES
29. Cumulative Binomial Probabilities
30. Cumulative Standard Normal Probabilities
31. Percentage Points of the Standard Normal Distribution
32. Random Digits
33. Percentage Points of the t Distribution
34. Percentage Points of the x2 Distribution
 

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