MGMT 7730 Readings
Additional Readings for MGMT 7730

The primary set of additional readings and problems provided by the instructor for this course can be linked to in the MGMT 7730 Readings and Coursepack page. Students should first focus their readings on material from this Coursepack. Additional readings may be linked to below. Some of these readings may be particularly useful for students who are experiencing difficulties with the lectures and Coursepack. In addition, there are more exercises in the MGMT 7730 Additional Problems page . Students who are interested in more advanced or other readings in finance not necessarily related to this course can link to Professor Teall's recommended readings . There may also be a few readings on this recommended list that would be useful for this course. Readings will be added here from time-to-time.

Links to Additional Readings and Problems
Perhaps the most important set of readings for this course is from the Readings and Coursepack . Exercises and solutions follow each chapter. Additional readings are suggested here.Other readings that might be helpful are listed below:

I. INTRODUCTION AND REVIEW OF PREREQUISITE TOPICS

All students enrolled in MGMT 7730 should ensure that they have adequate preparation in introductory finance and mathematics. Reviews are available for the course as follows:

2   Review of Elementary Mathematics: Functions and Operations
2.A  Introduction
2.B  Variables, Equations and Inequalities
2.C  Exponents
Application 2.1  Interest and Future Value
2.D  Order of Arithmetic Operations and Rules of Algebra
Application 2.2 Initial Deposit Amounts
2.E The Number e
2.F  Logarithms
Application 2.3  Time Needed to Double One’s Money
2.G  Subscripts
2.H  Summations
Application 2.4  Mean Values
2.I Double Summations
2.J   Products
Application 2.5  Geometric Mean Return
Application 2.6  The Term Structure of Interest Rates
2.K  Factorial Products
Application 2.7  Deriving the Number e
2.L  Permutations and Combinations
Exercises
Appendix 2.A An Introduction to the Excel Spreadsheet
3   Review of Elementary Mathematics: Algebra and Solving Equations
3.A  Algebraic Manipulations
Application 3.1  Purchase Power Parity
Application 3.2  Finding Break-Even Production Levels
Application 3.3  Spot and Forward Interest Rates
3.B The Quadratic Formula
Application 3.4  Finding Breakeven Production Levels
Application 3.5  Finding the Perfectly Hedged Portfolio
3.C  Solving Systems of Equations Containing Multiple Variables
Application 3.6  Pricing Factors
Application 3.7  External Financing Needs
3.D  Geometric Expansions
Application 3.8  Money Multipliers
3.E  Functions and Graphs
Application 3.9  Utility of Wealth
Exercises
Appendix 3.A  Solving Systems of Equations on a Spreadsheet

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