Book 1

Introduction to Risk Analysis

Introduction to Risk Analysis

IntroBooks. 2019

Risk analysis is a process which helps the management to find the balance between achieving business objectives and the requirement to protect the assets of the business. It provides a way to optimize operations, leading to an equilibrium of profitability and risk. As external scrutiny increase and stakeholders have begun to question management decisions due to rising scandals and bankruptcy, risk analysis has become a potent tool to pacify them. It demonstrates management’s ability to carry...

Applications of Soft Computing

Applications of Soft Computing

Springer Science & Business Media. 2008

Soft Computing is a complex of methodologies that includes artificial neural networks, genetic algorithms, fuzzy logic, Bayesian networks, and their hybrids. It admits approximate reasoning, imprecision, uncertainty and partial truth in order to mimic the remarkable human capability of making decisions in real-life, ambiguous environments. Soft Computing has therefore become popular in developing systems that encapsulate human expertise. 'Applications of Soft Computing: Updating the State of...

Mathematics for Finance

Mathematics for Finance

Springer. 2006

This textbook contains the fundamentals for an undergraduate course in mathematical finance aimed primarily at students of mathematics. Assuming only a basic knowledge of probability and calculus, the material is presented in a mathematically rigorous and complete way. The book covers the time value of money, including the time structure of interest rates, bonds and stock valuation; derivative securities (futures, options), modelling in discrete time, pricing and hedging, and many other core...

Green Building

Green Building

Springer Science & Business Media. 2009

An important consideration for energy-efficient buildings is their primary energy requirements over the entire life cycle. How to determine this? What integrative factors influence the performance of a healthy and sustainable building? This, while it may be important for clients and architects to know, is frequently not very transparent. This book has been written to assist with clarifying target criteria and expanding horizons when it comes to ecological buildings. It is meant as a handbook...

World Agroforestry Into the Future

World Agroforestry Into the Future

World Agroforestry Centre. 2006