Quantitative Methods

for Business, Management and Finance, Fourth Edition

by Louise Swift and Sally Piff

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

  1. Some Special Equations
  2. Modelling Using Curves
  3. Rates of Change

PART III: DESCRIBING DATA

  1. Pictures of Data
  2. Summarising Data

PART IV: PROBABILITY

  1. Measuring Uncertainty
  2. Numerical Outcomes
  3. Continuous Numerical Outcomes
  4. Some More Probability Distributions

PART V: STATISTICS

  1. Estimation
  2. Testing Hypotheses
  3. Correlation and Regression
  4. Comparing Two Populations
  5. Nonparametric methods
  6. Categorical Data
  7. Forecasting
  8. Statistics in Practice

PART VI: BUSINESS MODELLING

  1. Linear Programming Models
  2. Planning Projects
  3. Models for Inventory Control
  4. Time and Money
  5. Decision Making
  6. Simulating Reality
  7. Controlling Quality

PART VII: STATISTICAL TABLES

  1. Cumulative Binomial Probabilities
  2. Cumulative Standard Normal Probabilities
  3. Percentage Points of the Standard Normal Distribution
  4. Random Digits
  5. Percentage Points of the t Distribution
  6. Percentage Points of the x2 Distribution