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Financial Engineering: The Evolution of a Profession
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Financial Engineering: The Evolution of a Profession

The purpose of this book is to provide a comprehensive view of financial engineering by describing the current state of financial research and practices, including timeless techniques. There will be a focus on the future of financial engineering and a discussion of several techniques that were created to exploit specific opportunities as they developed. The book is intended for senior managers, board members, regulators, finance professionals, as well as advanced undergraduate and graduate students. The book is separated into four parts. The first part maps out a timeline of financial engineering, detailing the history of this topic and its different players, developments and products. The second parts details each market, from fixed income, equity and derivatives to foreign exchange and securitized and structured products, and discusses how financial engineering has played a role in each. The third part is a series of case studies in financial engineering, including a look at the subprime crisis and how financial engineering tools and techniques were used there. Finally, the fourth section discusses the future of financial engineering where the authors ask: Where do we go from here?
Author:Beder, Tanya S.Kolb, Robert W.Marshall, Cara M.
Seller:BetterWorld
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons
Code:1522907
ISBN:9780470455814
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Stephens' Visual Basic Programming 24-Hour Trainer [With DVD]
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Stephens' Visual Basic Programming 24-Hour Trainer [With DVD]

This book is a self-paced guide to Visual Basic programming. Easy-to-follow lessons, reinforced by step-by-step instructions, screencasts, and supplemental exercises, allow readers of all learning styles to master Visual Basic programming quickly and painlessly. The book's scope is limited to an introduction to Visual Basic programming. It starts from scratch, assuming the reader has little or no programming experience, and provides an introduction to Visual Basic programming and to the Visual Studio development environment. The book is divided into lessons that begin with a discussion of a particular concept or technique. After describing the main concept, the lesson includes a Try It section that invites the reader to perform a programming exercise to solidify the lesson's ideas. The Try It has several subsections: Goals describes the exercise so the reader knows what should happen. Hints gives pointers about possible confusing aspects of the problem if they are needed. Step-by-Step provides a numbered series of steps that show how to solve the problem. A screencast on the accompanying DVD shows the author working through the Try It problem. Additional commentary at the end of the screencast highlights extensions of the lesson's main concepts. After the Try It's Step-by-Step section, the text concludes with a series of exercises that the reader can solve for further practice and to expand the lesson's main ideas.
Author:Stephens, Rod
Seller:BetterWorld
Publisher:Wiley Publishing
Code:10971184
ISBN:9780470943359
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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Children
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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Children

The aim of this guide is to provide practitioners with a brief introduction to the clinical management of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in Children. This will include a descriotion of the disorder; an account of the shortcomings of the diagnosis; guidelines for treating/counselling children suffering from PTSD; and a checklist for assessing PTSD.
Author:Herbert, Martin
Seller:BetterWorld
Publisher:Wiley-Blackwell
Code:7563838
ISBN:9781854331977
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Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, Cooley's Anemia: Eighth Symposium
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Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, Cooley's Anemia: Eighth Symposium

Cooley's anemia, or thalassemia major, is a blood disorder characterized by a marked increase in F hemoglobin and a decrease in the production of certain oxygen-carrying proteins in red blood cells. Thalassemia major is the most severe form of the chronic familial anemias that result from the premature destruction of red blood cells and is inherited as an autosomal recessive trait. In the years since the Seventh Cooley's Anemia Symposium, held in 1997, major advances have taken place in the understanding and treatment of the disease. The molecular mechanisms responsible for the switch from fetal hemoglobin to adult hemoglobin production have been further clarified, while new drugs to enhance the production of fetal hemoglobin and relieve the anemia of thalassemia have been introduced and studied. Understanding of the relationship between molecular genotype and clinical phenotype has been advanced, and the techniques for molecular diagnosis, including prenatal diagnosis, have been vastly improved. Most importantly, there have been dramatic improvements in the treatment and prevention of complications of thalassemia. As a result, patients are now living longer, albeit with more disability. Problems such as osteoporosis, heart failure, growth hormone deficiency, pulmonary hypertension, and infertility can now be detected early and treated. This volume not only focuses on the advances over the last six or seven years, but also illuminates many unsolved but critically important issues in the understanding and treatment of thalassemia, thus offering the scientific, clinical, care-giving, and patient communities the most up-to-date exchange on the current and future perspectives of the disease. "NOTE: Annals volumes are available for sale as individual books or as a journal. For information on institutional journal subscriptions, please visit" "www.blackwellpublishing.com/nyas"."" "ACADEMY MEMBERS: Please contact the New York Academy of Sciences directly to place your order (""www.nyas.org""). Members of the New York Academy of Science receive full-text access to the Annals online and discounts on print volumes. Please visit http: //www.nyas.org/MemberCenter/Join.aspx for more information about becoming a member."
Author:New York Academy of SciencesVichinsky, Elliott
Seller:BetterWorld
Publisher:Wiley-Blackwell
Code:7080736
ISBN:9781573315814
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Algorithms and Data Structures in C++
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Algorithms and Data Structures in C++

algorithms and data structures in C++ Leendert Ammeraal Hogeschool van Utrecht, The Netherlands C++ is capable of tackling a whole range of programming tasks. The purpose of this book is to give breadth and depth to C++ programmers' existing experience of the language by representing a large number of algorithms, most of them implemented as ready-to-run (and standalone) programs. The programs are as readable as possible without sacrificing too great a degree of efficiency, generality, portability and robustness. Both the classes and programs are designed to demonstrate major programming principles. There is coverage of two key language features - templates and exception handling - apart from which the reader is assumed to have working knowledge of C++. Besides traditional subjects, such as quicksort and binary trees, this book also covers some less well-known topics, including multi-precision arithmetic, route planning and external sorting. Demonstration programs for these and many other exciting applications are based on C++ classes which you can also use in programs of your own.
Author:AmmeraalAmmeraal, L.Ammeraal, Leendert
Seller:BetterWorld
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons
Code:1583452
ISBN:9780471963554
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Photojournalism and Today's News: Creating Visual Reality
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Photojournalism and Today's News: Creating Visual Reality

"Photojournalism and Today's News" provides a practical guide for aspiring photojournalists as well as an intelligent look into newsroom culture and its influences on photographic assignments, production, and editing. Written by an award-winning photo editor and director of photography, and based on interviews with more than seventy high-profile journalists, this book appeals to students and young professionals alike. Addresses a wide range of practical issues supported by in-depth examples from the field and critical thinking about photography, journalism, and newsroom culture Examines social and cultural issues and how they are communicated through photojournalism Prepares young journalists to respect their visual journalism colleagues by teaching them how to effectively work together Highlights the expectations of the newsroom and editors
Author:Langton, Loup
Seller:BetterWorld
Publisher:Wiley-Blackwell
Code:6100334
ISBN:9781405178969
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List of MAK and BAT Values: Maximum Concentrations and Biological Tolerance Values at the Workplace
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List of MAK and BAT Values: Maximum Concentrations and Biological Tolerance Values at the Workplace

MAK values (Maximum Concentrations at the Workplace) and BAT values (Biological Tolerance Values) promote the protection of health at the workplace. They are an efficient indicator for the toxic potential of chemical compounds. This book contains a list of scientifically recommended threshold limit values for about 900 chemical compounds. Carcinogens, germ cell mutagens, embryotoxicants, sensitizing substances and those potentially bearing a risk to pregnancy are treated separately. The evaluations are revised annually by a commission of experts.
Author:Wiley-Vch
Seller:BetterWorld
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons
Code:7929293
ISBN:9783527275175
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Business Driven Hrm: A Best Practice Blueprint
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Business Driven Hrm: A Best Practice Blueprint

Strategy is all very well, but forget the human side of the business and your plans are destined for failure. Yet human resource management (HRM) has traditionally focused on administrative functions such as recruiting, disciplining, and rewarding employees. This book draws on practical experience and extensive research to offer a framework that shows how HRM can link to corporate vision, values, strategies and policies, both in a reactive and proactive way. It includes various case studies of HRM to illustrate how the model may be modified and applied in practice. In addition, the author pays special attention to the management of organisational change, and covers current trends to ensure that HRM adds value throughout the organisation. Rich in examples and practical advice, this book will help transform HRM into a major force in organisational success.
Author:HusseyHussey, D. E.Hussey, David
Seller:BetterWorld
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons
Code:1534902
ISBN:9780470844335
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Fundamentals of Actuarial Mathematics
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Fundamentals of Actuarial Mathematics

The book is an introduction to actuarial mathematics and features new topics including an introduction to time diagrams and credibility theory, multi-state models and continuous time models. More complex types of contingent insurances will be featured and will include cases which involve durations or benefit amounts contingent on the time of the first death and will include applications on credit risk in life annuities. Covers all new syllabus material on the modeling examinations of the Society of Actuaries and the Casualty Actuarial Society (SOA exam M and CSA exam 3) Covers the two major topics of contingencies and risk theory Includes new state-of-the-art computational methods Includes exercises and solutions, enabling use for self-study or as a course text Features a companion website, updated with examples and exercises Introductory material focuses on flexible contracts such as universal life, and variable annuities and includes some discussion of the techniques of cash flow analysis and scenario testing.  Percentile premiums are introduced and the general concepts of VAR and conditional tail expectation are discussed. Essential reading for: Senior undergraduates and graduate students of actuarial mathematics; self-study students for the professional examination of the Society of Actuaries and Casualty Actuarial Society; actuarial professionals working in the life insurance industry; pension plan valuation actuaries and applied econometricians.
Author:Promislow, S. David
Seller:BetterWorld
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons
Code:10839237
ISBN:9780470684115
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Pocket Guide to ECG Diagnosis
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Pocket Guide to ECG Diagnosis

"Pocket Guide to ECG Diagnosis, Second Edition" offers a comprehensive introduction to ECG interpretation in a convenient, pocket-size reference. The author has carefully selected cardiograms that best illustrate the most frequently diagnosed abnormalities. Diagnostic criteria and diagnostic pearls accompany each illustration so the reader can extend his interpretation of the ECG to a diagnosis.
Author:Chung, Edward K.
Seller:BetterWorld
Publisher:Wiley-Blackwell
Code:3796469
ISBN:9780865425897
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