Economics as an Agent Based Complex System

Author: H. Deguchi
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 4431209859
Release Date: 2004-03-26
Genre: Business & Economics

In agent-based modeling the focus is very much on agent-based simulation, as simulation is a very important tool for agent-based modeling. We also use agent-based simulation in this book with a stress on the mathematical foundation of agent-based modeling. We introduce two original mathematical frameworks, a theory of SLD (Social Learning Dynamics) and an axiomatic theory of economic exchange (Exchange Algebra) among agents. Exchange algebra gives bottom-up reconstruction of SNA (System of National Accountings). SLD provides the concept of indirect control of socio-economic systems to manage structural change and its stability. We also compare agent-based simulation with gaming simulation and investigate the epistemological foundation of agent-based modeling.

College Mathematics for Business Economics Life Sciences and Social Sciences

Author: Raymond A. Barnett
Publisher: Macmillan College
ISBN: UOM:39076001889653
Release Date: 1993-01-01
Genre: Biomathematics

Designed to be accessible, this book develops a thorough, functional understanding of mathematical concepts in preparation for their application in other areas. Coverage concentrates on developing concepts and ideas followed immediately by developing computational skills and problem solving. This book features a collection of important topics from mathematics of finance, linear algebra, linear programming, probability, and statistics, with an emphasis on cross-discipline principles and practices. For the professional who wants to acquire essential mathematical tools for application in business, economics, and the life and social sciences.

Fixed Income Mathematics 4E

Author: Frank J. Fabozzi
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 007146073X
Release Date: 2005-12-16
Genre: Business & Economics

The standard reference for fixed income portfolio managers Despite their conservative nature, fixed income instruments are among the investment industry's most complex and potentially risky investments. Fixed Income Mathematics is recognized worldwide as the essential professional reference for understanding the concepts and evaluative methodologies for bonds, mortgage-backed securities, asset-backed securities, and other fixed income instruments. This fully revised and updated fourth edition features all-new illustrations of the future and present value of money, with appendices on continuous compounding and new sections and chapters addressing risk measures, cash flow characteristics of credit-sensitive mortgage-backed and asset-backed securities, and more.

Modern Business Statistics with Microsoft Excel

Author: David Anderson
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780538479752
Release Date: 2011-03-30
Genre: Business & Economics

Give your students a balanced, conceptual understanding of statistics with a focus on real-world applications and the integrated strengths of Microsoft Excel 2010. The authoritative leader in modern business statistics, this best-selling comprehensive text carefully discusses and clearly develops each statistical technique in an application setting. Microsoft Excel 2010 instruction, integrated in each chapter, plays an integral part in strengthening this edition’s applications orientation. Immediately after each easy-to-follow presentation of a statistical procedure, a subsection discusses how to use Excel to perform the procedure. This integrated approach emphasizes the applications of Excel while maintaining a primary focus on the statistical methodology. Step-by-step instructions and screen captures further clarify student learning. A wealth of timely business examples, proven methods, and additional exercises throughout this edition demonstrate how statistical results provide insights into business decisions and present solutions to contemporary business problems. High-quality problems noted for their unwavering accuracy and the authors’ signature problem-scenario approach clearly show how to apply statistical methods in practical business situations. New case problems and self-tests allow students to challenge their personal understanding. This edition’s comprehensive support package, including the CengageNOW course management system, provides everything you and your students need for an understanding of business statistics. Anderson/Sweeney/Williams’ MODERN BUSINESS STATISTICS, 4e, is SIMPLY EXCELLENT! The Student Essential Site PAC (Printed Access Card) that comes with the new book includes: Case Files, Example Files, Problem Files, Tutorials, Solvertable, Palisade DecisionTools (StatTools), Excel Tutorial. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

A New Beginning in Sight

Author: Eric J Arnott
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780340813195
Release Date: 2006-11-20
Genre: Medical

Consultant eye surgeon, Eric Arnott, was one of the original pioneers of small-incision surgery. He was the first to perform modern Phaco surgery in Europe and designed lens implants that have restored the sight to millions of patients. The word autobiography is simply insufficient to describe this book, which is a remarkable testament to the life, works and marriage of a remarkable man. The book details the original invention of the lens implant by Harold Ridley, who Eric worked with in his early years of medical training. It goes on to follow the development of small-incision Phaco surgery, instigated by Charlie Kelman, and the disinterest and contempt held by the peers of these ophthalmologic pioneers. The author describes every advance in this field of ophthalmology in fascinating detail. The importance to Eric of religion, spirituality, family life and helping others less fortunate than himself is reinforced in this enthralling and at times very amusing read. Arnott draws you into his narrative, rousing thoughts of disbelief as you are compelled to continue reading, each new chapter and event in his life proving as fascinating as the last. Entertaining and illuminating, A New Beginning in Sight provides a detailed history of ophthalmology and is essential reading for ophthalmologists, other specialists and non-specialists alike.