A Primer for the Mathematics of Financial Engineering & Solutions Manual by Dan Stefanica free download

A Primer for the Mathematics of Financial Engineering & Solutions Manual by Dan Stefanica free download

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A Primer for the Mathematics of Financial Engineering & Solutions Manual by Dan Stefanica free download.

This book is meant to build the solid mathematical foundation required to understand the quantitative models used financial engineering. The financial applications range from the Put-Call parity, bond duration and convexity, and the Black-Scholes model, to the numerical estimation of the Greeks, implied volatility, and bootstrapping for finding interest rate curves. On the mathematical side, useful but sometimes overlooked topics are presented in detail: differentiating integrals with respect to nonconstant integral limits, numerical approximation of definite integrals, convergence of Taylor series expansions, finite difference approximations, Stirling’s formula, Lagrange multipliers, polar coordinates, Newton’s method for higher dimensional problems. A Solutions Manual containing complete solutions to every exercise, as well as to over 50 supplemental exercises, is available on amazon.com. International shipping and the Errata are available at www.fepress.org

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In Mixed Company: Communicating in Small Groups and Teams by J. Dan Rothwell pdf free download

In Mixed Company: Communicating in Small Groups and Teams by J. Dan Rothwell pdf free download

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The market leader for the small group communication course, Rothwell’s IN MIXED COMPANY offers students a combination of theory and application, enabling them to apply small group communication concepts not only in class but in their own lives. The text follows the central unifying theme of cooperation, and the communication competence model continues to guide discussions of key small group concepts and processes. The inclusion of systems theory remains a key theoretical component of the text, and the unique focus on power in groups continues to be addressed throughout the text. To encourage critical thinking, the eighth edition has captions to accompany photos and illustrations, and it also offers interactive quizzes related to the visuals.

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“I think this is the best small groups text in the market. . . . It has excellent topical coverage. It is particularly good in its coverage of decision making. It uses clear examples to illustrate points.”

“This is a very accessible book for undergraduates . . . It compliments my approach to teaching the course because it provides practical examples that relate to students’ lives. Further, it covers just about every topic that could be important to group communication dynamics. So, it is very thorough.”

“This book does a great job of exposing the reader to a variety of issues in meaningful and understandable ways. It gives instructors a lot of leeway in how contents can be explored in the classroom and in assignments. It really meets with my goals of giving a comprehensive and applied exposure to small group communication.”

I really enjoy this book, it’s very simple to follow. It provides you with terms, definitons and examples. It also has photos, for you to visually see certain concepts. It’s very fun to read and you’ll learn a lot! I would recommend this!! I wish many other book’s were this fun to read!
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Perfect Phrases ESL Everyday Business by Natalie Gast pdf free download

Perfect Phrases ESL Everyday Business by Natalie Gast pdf free download

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Now you’ll know what to say at the right time in any situation

ESL specialist Natalie Gast knows from her experience that the workplace presents some unique situations. In this book she presents scenarios, business slang, and other linguistic issues that typical language texts don’t go into–for example, how to break the ice with small talk or ask for clarification. These hundreds of phrases will help you not only survive but thrive in your chosen field.

This is an excellent source for teachers and students alike looking to improve their conversation skills. This book includes phrases for the everyday professional or for ESL/EFL students looking to boost their speaking skills before entering the job market. As a teacher, I found it very helpful to pull out key phrases and create lesson plans which my students found relevant in their day to day activities.

My students who are employed by an international company found this to be an excellent guide for
helping them to express themselves in personal and business communication.

Excellent for the businessman who wants to improve his oral and written vocabulary. I highly recommend this book to both native
English speakers and speakers of other languages wishing to improve their English.

I’m a Business English tutor and have been looking for a practical, up-to-date phrase book. This is an excellent book which I recommend to my students. It covers a full range of topics.

it is a great help.

About the Author

Natalie Gast is the founder and principal of Customized Language Skills Training, a full-service language training company established in 1986. CLST, among other services, provides tailor-made, onsite ESL and ESL-related programs. Gast has a master’s degree in TESOL and had previously been a college instructor.

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Creative Strategy in Advertising by Bonnie L. Drewniany, A. Jerome Jewler pdf free download

Creative Strategy in Advertising by Bonnie L. Drewniany, A. Jerome Jewler pdf free download

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CREATIVE STRATEGY IN ADVERTISING provides everything you need to be successful as an advertising professional in today’s fast-changing media environment. Focusing on the idea that good advertising always starts with an understanding of people and an awareness of their needs, the text advances through the creative process step by step. It focuses first on the creative person, and then on strategy and problem solving. Complementing expert instruction with extensive examples of layouts and ad copy, this book gives you all the necessary tools to create winning advertising strategies.

This book provides everything students need to be successful as advertising professionals in today’s fast-changing media environment. Focusing on the idea that good advertising always starts with an understanding of people and an awareness of their needs, the text moves through the creative process step by step.

This is quite possibly the best textbook I’ve ever read. I read it in its entirety, and I think all but a couple of chapters were truly engaging. This book is a unique and fun approach to talking about strategy in Advertising. All the case studies were fascinating, and I loved the “brief cases” at the end of the chapters.

About the Author

Bonnie L. Drewniany is sequence chair for Advertising and Public Relations as well as an associate professor in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications, University of South Carolina, Columbia. She has an MBA from Rutgers University with a concentration in marketing, and a BS from Syracuse University, with a concentration in Mass Communications.

A. Jerome Jewler is a distinguished professor emeritus in the school of Journalism and Mass Communications, University of South Carolina, Columbia. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland with a BS in Journalism and an MA in American Civilization. He received the 2000 Distinguished Advertising Educator Award presented by the American Advertising Federation.

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The Gregg Reference Manual by William A. Sabin pdf free download

The Gregg Reference Manual by William A. Sabin pdf free download

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The Gregg Reference Manual is intended for anyone who writes, edits, or prepares material for distribution or publication. For over fifty years this manual has been recognized as the best style manual for business professionals and for students who want to master the on-the-job standards of business professionals.

Features of the New Edition
The eleventh edition of The Gregg Reference Manual has been revised and enhanced to satisfy the continually evolving demands of business and academic writers. In addition, this special four-color edition of GRM pays tribute to the author Bill Sabin with personal photographs and a new biographical essay.

Other Components of the Eleventh Edition
A number of supplementary components are available online for trainers, instructors and students including:

  • Basic Worksheets
  • Comprehensive Worksheets
  • Trainer’s Resource Manual
  • Instructor’s Resource Manual

    Visit The Gregg Reference Manual Resource Center
    www.mhhe.com/grm11

I teach business writing in industry and government, and I recommend the Gregg Manual enthusiastically in all my programs, at every level. There are a lot of wonderful resources out there, including Albert Joseph’s classic EXECUTIVE GUIDE TO GRAMMAR, that can help you understand what makes our language tick, but there is nothing like Gregg when you need an authoritative answer NOW to a specific (even picayune) question. And it’s striking to see how EXCITED seemingly well-balanced people from all walks of life can be when they first get their hands on Gregg. After reading the other reviews here, I am even preparing to do the unthinkable and buy a new copy – just to see what the new edition has to say about computers.

Great for anyone needs to project a polished / professional image through their writing. Covers all aspects of writing, except the content.

 

 

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Every Landlord’s Tax Deduction Guide by Stephen Fishman J.D. pdf free download

Every Landlord's Tax Deduction Guide by Stephen Fishman J.D. pdf free download

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Maximize your tax deductions.

Named a “Top 10 Real Estate Book” by Robert Bruss, syndicated real estate columnist.

If you own residential rental properties, you will want to know about all the valuable deductions you are entitled to take as a landlord. Every Landlord’s Tax Deduction Guide is the only book that focuses exclusively on tax deductions for landlords. Find out how to:

  • deduct casualty and theft losses
  • deduct rental losses
  • deduct home office, car, travel and meals
  • keep proper tax records — and much more

    The book also explains in detail the complicated final IRS rules on repairs and improvements. It also covers new IRS deductions for business property. Filled with practical advice and real-world examples, Every Landlord’s Tax Deduction Guide will save you money by making sure you owe less to the IRS at tax time.

Review

“This unusual book makes tax tactics actually interesting, whether you are a novice or a serious full-time investor.”-The Washington Post

“The best of the best…heavily emphasizes maximizing depreciation deductions.”-Chicago Tribune

Book Description

This book shows small residential landlords how to take advantage of the valuable business deductions they are entitled to. One of the biggest benefits of owning rental property is the many tax write-offs you get as a residential landlord. This book explains this complicated area of tax law in easy-to-understand language using lots of examples.

The best, easiest to read tax guide for the DIY landlord hands down. If you are a landlord doing your taxes, you will want this book by your side. I use it every year at tax time and for tax questions and planning throughout the year….

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PHR / SPHR: Professional in Human Resources Certification Study Guide by Sandra M. Reed, Anne M. Bogardus pdf free download

PHR / SPHR: Professional in Human Resources Certification Study Guide by Sandra M. Reed, Anne M. Bogardus pdf free download

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Updated edition of best-selling guide for PHR and SPHR candidates

The demand for qualified human resources professionals is on the rise. The new Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) exams from the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI) reflect the evolving industry standards for determining competence in the field of HR. This new edition of the leading PHR/SPHR Study Guide reflects those changes. Serving as an ideal resource for HR professionals who are seeking to validate their skills and knowledge, this updated edition helps those professionals prepare for these challenging exams.

  • Features study tools that are designed to reinforce understanding of key functional areas
  • Provides access to bonus materials, including a practice exam for the PHR as well as one for the SPHR. Also includes flashcards and ancillary PDFs
  • Addresses key topics such as strategic management, workforce planning and employment, compensation and benefits, employee and labor relations, and Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations

 

This new edition is must-have preparation for those looking to take the PHR or SPHR certification exams in order to strengthen their resume.

From the Back Cover

Updated to Meet the Requirements of the 2012 Exams

If you want to validate your skills as a Human Resources professional, you need to earn your PHR or SPHR certification. This new edition of the PHR/SPHR Professional in Human Resources Certification Study Guide helps you prepare for the 2012 exams, covering the key functional areas with which you’ll need to be familiar. It offers invaluable insights on the new PHR/SPHR Body of Knowledge as it breaks down the critical HR topics. Inside, you’ll find:

Full coverage of all exam objectives in a systematic approach, so you can be confident you’re getting the instruction you need for the exam

Real-world scenarios that put what you’ve learned in the context of actual job roles

Challenging review questions in each chapter to prepare you for exam day

Exam Essentials, a key feature in each chapter that identifies critical areas you must become proficient in before taking the exam

A handy tear card that maps the PHR/SPHR Body of Knowledge to the corresponding chapter in the book, so you can track your exam prep objective by objective

Sybex Exam Prep Tools

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Enhancing Professional Practice: A Framework for Teaching by Charlotte Danielson pdf free download

Enhancing Professional Practice: A Framework for Teaching by Charlotte Danielson pdf free download

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This acclaimed framework for successful teaching practice–a benchmark for thousands of school systems and educators around the world–is now fortified with applications for state standards, formative assessments, and school specialists. Use the book’s 22 components of successful teaching practice to support novice teachers who are concerned with day-to-day survival, experienced teachers who want to improve their effectiveness, and highly accomplished teachers who want to acquire advanced certification and help their colleagues. (Based on PRAXIS III Classroom Performance Assessments criteria developed by Educational Testing Service.)

Now in a revised and updated second edition, Enhancing Professional Practice: A Framework for Teaching presents a framework for K-12 educators that is based on Praxis III: Classroom Performance Assessment criteria as developed by Educational Testing Service, compatible with INTASC standards. Chapters cover the four domains of teaching responsibility (planning & preparation, the classroom environment, instruction, and professional responsibilities), methodologies for maintaining a professional attitude, specific concerns for specialist positions, a tutorial on how to use frameworks & charts to maximum effect, and much more. The framework system, along with sample logs and unit plans, is highly organized, and easy-to-use in this solid all-around guidance and structure tool.

Biography

Charlotte Danielson has taught at all levels, from kindergarten through college, and has worked as an administrator, a curriculum director, and a staff developer. In her consulting work, Danielson specializes in teacher quality and evaluation, curriculum planning, performance assessment, and professional development. She is the author of Enhancing Professional Practice (2007), Teaching for Understanding (1996), Teacher Evaluation to Enhance Professional Practice (2000), Enhancing Student Achievement (2002), and Strengthening the Profession Through Teacher Leadership (2006), all published by ASCD. In addition, she has written several Collections of Performance Tasks and Rubrics, published by Eye on Education.

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Designing Brand Identity: An Essential Guide for the Whole Branding Team by Alina Wheeler pdf free download

Designing Brand Identity: An Essential Guide for the Whole Branding Team by Alina Wheeler pdf free download

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A revised new edition of the bestselling toolkit for creating, building, and maintaining a strong brand

From research and analysis through brand strategy, design development through application design, and identity standards through launch and governance, Designing Brand Identity, Fourth Edition offers brand managers, marketers, and designers a proven, universal five-phase process for creating and implementing effective brand identity. Enriched by new case studies showcasing successful world-class brands, this Fourth Edition brings readers up to date with a detailed look at the latest trends in branding, including social networks, mobile devices, global markets, apps, video, and virtual brands.

  • Features more than 30 all-new case studies showing best practices and world-class
  • Updated to include more than 35 percent new material
  • Offers a proven, universal five-phase process and methodology for creating and implementing effective brand identity

As a designer, I’ve had difficulty for years finding a book that really spoke to me about Identity and Branding. I usually end up resorting to Internet research. While this is fine in most cases, sometimes I just want a solid book to curl up with and read. This book is the perfect solution to the problem.

The book is broken down into three main sections: Basics, Process, and Best Practices. Each one of these sections is broken down into smaller groups.

Basics: Brand Basics, Brand Ideals, Brand Elements, Brand Dynamics, Before & After
Process: Process Basics, Conducting Research, Clarifying Strategy, Designing Identity, Creating Touchpoints, Managing Assets
Case Studies: 51 different Studies

VERY easy read. Great points and simple to understand. From the side of a designer, to the owner of a company, this book is very helpful for both parties to get their moneys worth…

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