lunes, 24 de febrero de 2014

College Algebra

Early in my teaching career, I realized two seemingly contradictory facts— that students are fully capable of understanding mathematical concepts but that many have had little success with mathematics. There are several reasons people struggle with mathematics. One is a weak background in basic mathematics. Most topics in mathematics are sequential. Weaknesses in any area will likely cause problems later. Another is that textbooks tend to present too many concepts at once, keeping students from being able to absorb them. I wrote this book (as well as my previous book, Algebra Demystified) with these issues in mind. Each section is short, containing exactly one new concept. This gives you a chance to absorb the material. Also, I have included detailed examples and solutions so that you can concentrate on the new lesson without being distracted by missing steps. The extra detail will also help you to review important skills.



1. Completing the Square
2. Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities
3. The x y Coordinate Plane
4. Lines and Parabolas
5. Nonlinear Inequalities
6. Functions
7. Quadratic Functions
8. Transformations and Combinations
9. Polynomial Functions
10. Systems of Equations and Inequalities
11. Exponents and Logarithms

Final Exam

Rhonda Huettenmueller 
 | McGraw-Hill | 2004 | English | 457pages | PDF | 2MB


viernes, 10 de enero de 2014

Decentralisation in Africa

The current momentum for decentralization of government in Africa and elsewhere in the developing world is driven in many instances by the needs and desires of donor organizations. This volume questions whether this sort of decentralization offers a significant pathway out of poverty and conflict in Africa—addressing issues of poverty reduction in Uganda, Ghana, Malawi, and Tanzania and issues of conflict management in Mauritius, Namibia, South Africa, Uganda, and Rwanda. Conceptual weaknesses and problems of implementation are addressed, especially the limitations of donor-driven decentralization, in order to illustrate that decentralization is neither the ultimate answer nor a shortcut to the achievement of peace and development in Africa.


1. Introduction: Decentralisation as a Pathway out of Poverty and Conflict?
2. Constraints on the Implementation of Decentralisation and Implciations for Poverty Reducation—The Case of Uganda
3. Decentralisation and Poverty Reduction in Malawai—A Critical appraisal
4. Poverty and the Politics of (De)Centralisation in Ghana
5. The Impact of Decentralistation on Poverty in Tanzania
6. Decentralisation and the Legacy of Protracted Conflict—Mauritius, Namibia and South Africa
7. Decentralisation and Conflict in Kibaale, Uganda
8. Decentralisation as a Stabilising Factor in Rwanda
9. Conclusion: Decentralisation—No Shortcut to Development and Peace

Gordon Crawford, Christof Hartmann 
| Amsterdam University | 2008 | ISBN: 978 90 5356 934 4 | English | 261 pages | PDF | 2MB


Business Accounting 1

This textbook is suitable for anyone who wants to obtain a good grounding in financial accounting, for whatever purpose. It is ideal for students who are starting to study the subject for A level, Scottish Higher Grade, or General Certificate of Secondary Education examinations, and for those embarking on their studies with the Open University Certificate in Accounting, Association of Accounting Technicians, the Institute of Secretaries and Administrators, or any of the six UK and Irish Chartered Accountancy bodies. The financial accounting requirements for National Vocational Qualifications are also fully covered.


1. Introduction to double entry bookkeeping
2. The financial statements of sole traders
3. Books of original entry
4. Adjustments for financial statements
5. Special accounting procedures
6. Partnership accounts and company accounts
7. An introduction to financial analysis
8. An introduction to management accounting

Frank Wood's 
 | Prentice Hall | 2005 | ISBN: 0 273 68149 4| English | 793 | PDF | 9MB

lunes, 1 de julio de 2013

A model of macroeconomic activity: The empirical model, vol. II

The work described in this volume is a continuation of my effort to try to improve the specification of macroeconomic models. The model presented in this volume is an empirical version of the theoretical model developed in Volume I. Three important features of the theoretical model that distinguish it from earlier models are that it is based on solid microeconomic foundations, it accounts explicitly for disequilibrium effects, and it accounts for all flows of funds in the system. These three features have been carried over to the empirical model.


1. Introduction
2. The Complete Model
3. Econometric Issues
4. The Household Sector
5. The Firm Sector
6. The Financial Sector
7. The Foreign and Government Sectors
8. The Foreign and Government Sectors
9. The Properties of the Model
10. Some Optimal Control Results
11. Conclusion

Autor:Ray C. Fair

Ray C. Fair Ballinger | 1976 | ISBN: 0884102955 | English | 235 pages | PDF | 9MB 

martes, 15 de enero de 2013

Work and Welfare: (University Center for Human Values)

Tanner Lectures are serious business. I was asked to choose a topic, and even outline briefly what I intended to say, about eighteen months in advance of the lectures themselves. “Welfare and Work” sounded just about right for lectures on “human values,” especially because I had had, over the years, a particular sort of association with an important body of research on the underlying issues, from a slightly unusual angle. It seemed highly unlikely, at that moment, that a major welfare reform act—I cannot bear to write down the fatuous title that Congress gave it—embodying a fairly strong work requirement would already be law by the scheduled date of the lectures.

Robert M. Solow 
| Princeton University Press; 1 edition | 1998 | ISBN: B001SAQWYY | English | 1134 pages | PDF | 1MB |

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Ethics out of Economics

One brief paper in this collection dates from long ago, but the rest were all first published in the 1990s. Most of my earlier writings in economics and ethics formed part of the long development of my book Weighing Goods, and whatever truth I thought they contained was eventually incorporated into the book.


Preface page

1 Introduction: ethics out of economics
2 ‘Utility’
3 Extended preferences
4 Discounting the future
5 Can a Humean be moderate?
6 Bolker–Jeffrey expected utility theory and axiomatic utilitarianism
7 Fairness
8 Is incommensurability vagueness?
9 Incommensurable values
10 Goodness is reducible to betterness: the evil of death is the value of life
11 Trying to value a life
12 Structured and unstructured valuation
13 Qalys
14 The value of living
15 The value of a person


John Broome
| Cambridge University | 1999 | ISBN: 0521644917 | English | 276 pages | PDF | 1MB |

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martes, 8 de enero de 2013

Corporate Takeovers: Causes and Consequences (National Bureau of Economic Research Project Report)

The papers and discussants' comments that follow were originally presented at a National Bureau of Economic Research conference in February 1987 in Key Largo. The reader should keep this date in mind in light of whatever may have happened since in the rapidly evolving market for corporate control. This volume represents a part of the NBER project on Mergers and Acquisitions, which was generously funded by the Seaver Institute.



1. The Impact of Firm Acquisitions on Labor
2. Breach of Trust in Hostile Takeovers
3. The Effect of Takeover Activity on Corporate Research and Development
4. Characteristics of Targets of Hostile and Friendly Takeovers

5. Do Target Shareholders Lose in Unsuccessful Control Contests?
6. The Effects of Taxation on the Merger Decision
7. Share Repurchases and Acquisitions: An Analysis of Which Firms Participate
8. Means of Payment in Takeovers: Results for the United Kingdom and the United States
9. A Time-Series Analysis of Mergers and Acquisitions in the U.S. Economy
10. Panel Discussion: Corporate Takeovers and Public Policy

Alan J. Auerbach 
| University Of Chicago Press | 1991 | ISBN: 0226032124 | English | 354 pages | PDF | 21MB |

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