Monday, 29 June 2015

New Edition Released - FUNDAMENTALS OF FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, SECOND EDITION By BANERJEE, BHABATOSH

            
 
Price: Rs. 450.00
ISBN: 978-81-203-5114-1
Pages: 656
Binding: Paper Back
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DESCRIPTION
Financial Management is so crucial for any organization public or private sector as profit maximization and increasing the shareholder value depend, to a large measure, on efficient and effective financial management of the company or firm. With this end in view, Professor Bhabatosh Banerjee, drawing from his expertise and his rich and long years of experience, gives a masterly analysis of the fundamental principles of financial management along with their applications.

While retaining the distinguishing features of the previous edition, the book is now a much more comprehensive one on Financial Management. Significant changes have been incorporated into the chapters relating to cost of capital, analysis of leverages, capital structure theories and planning, capital budgeting decision, working capital management, changes in financial position, accounting ratios and financial statement analysis, mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance for further value addition of the book.

The book is logically organized into five parts-Part I: Basic Concepts, Part II: Financial and Dividend Decisions, Part III: Investing in Long-term and Short-term Assets, Part IV: Performance Analysis and Measurement, Part V: Contemporary Topics to enable the students to understand the concepts, with suitable cases, chronologically and more effortlessly.

This book is primarily intended as a text for the students of commerce and management courses. It will also be highly useful for those appearing in CA and ICWAI examinations. In addition, the text will benefit practising finance and accounting professionals, corporate managers, and participants in management development programs.

KEY FEATURES

  • Includes numerous illustrations, worked-out problems and exercises covering recent questions in university and professional examinations. 
  • Gives corporate practices in professional management, wherever found necessary. This will enable the students to acquaint themselves with real-life situations. 
  • Provides Case Studies in a few complex chapters to enhance the analytical and presentation skills of the students in a classroom setting.


CONTENTS
Preface  Acknowledgements  Abbreviations Used

Part I: Basic Concepts

Chapter 1 Nature and Goal of Financial Decisions
Chapter 2 Financial Environment
Chapter 3 Time Value of Money
Chapter 4 Risk and Return
Chapter 5 Valuation of Securities

Part II: Financing and Dividend Decisions

Chapter 6 Sources of Capital
Chapter 7 Cost of Capital
Chapter 8 Analysis of Leverages
Chapter 9 Capital Structure Theories and Planning
Chapter 10 Dividend Policy

Part III: Investing in Long-Term and Short-Term Assets

Chapter 11 Capital Budgeting Decision
Chapter 12 Working Capital Management

Part IV: Performance Analysis and Measurement

Chapter 13 Changes in Financial Position
Chapter 14 Accounting Ratios and Financial Statement Analysis
Chapter 15 Emerging Tools for Performance Measurement

Part V: Contemporary Topics

Chapter 16 Portfolio Management
Chapter 17 Mergers and Acquisitions
Chapter 18 Corporate Governance
Appendix  Answers to Objective-Type Questions
Answers to Exercises Index
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(s)
BHABATOSH BANERJEE, is former Professor, Department of Commerce, and Dean, Faculty of Commerce, Social Welfare and Business Management, University of Calcutta. Currently, he is Visiting Professor at Indian Institute of Management Calcutta. He has 42 years' teaching experience at the postgraduate level. He worked as a Visiting Professor of Accounting in two reputed universities (both private and State) in the USA during 1995-1997. A regular contributor to The Management Accountant and Indian Journal of Accounting, Dr. Banerjee is the Editor of Indian Accounting Review and President of Indian Accounting Association (IAA) Research Foundation.

Dr. Banerjee has authored several books, including Financial Policy and Management Accounting, 8th edition, Cost Accounting Theory and Practice, 13th edition and Fundamentals of Financial Management, 2nd edition, published by PHI Learning.

  
2015 / 656pp. / 17.8 X 23.5 cm / ISBN-978-81-203-5114-1 / Rs.450.00
  
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Sunday, 28 June 2015

New Book - COMPLEX ANALYSIS By PURNA CHANDRA BISWAL

            
 
Price: Rs. 350.00
ISBN: 978-81-203-5063-2
Pages: 288
Binding: Paper Back
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DESCRIPTION
Primarily intended for the undergraduate students of engineering and postgraduate students of mathematics, this textbook is aimed to provide an introduction to the theories for functions of a complex variable. No specific prerequisite except basic calculus and familiarity with differential equations is required to understand this textbook. 

In this book, author tried his best to preset all related formula with few standard examples worked out according to the derived formula to make the book precise. The notations used in this textbook are commonly used by mathematicians. Considerable use has been made of illustrations to stimulate the students’ visual understanding of complex variables.

The objective of this book is to:
  • introduce students to the complex number system
  • equip students with necessary knowledge and skills to enable them handle problems involving complex numbers
  • help students apply techniques of complex analysis to summation of series

A careful and judicious selection of examples has made it simple and lucid for classroom instruction. Some standard problems with sufficient hints have been included at the end of each section to gauge the students’ understanding and grasp of the theory. Thus, this book will fulfill the requirement for an accessible textbook suitable for courses all over the universities in India.

CONTENTS
Preface

Chapter 1: Complex Number System
Chapter 2: Limit, Continuity and Derivative
Chapter 3: Analytic Function
Chapter 4: Conformal Mapping
Chapter 5: Integration
Chapter 6: Cauchy’s Formula
Chapter 7: Power Series
Chapter 8: Residue Theorem
Chapter 9: Contour Integration
Chapter 10: Maximum Modulus Theorem
Bibliography
Index
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(s)
PURNA CHANDRA BISWAL, Ph.D. (Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore), is Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Parala Maharaja Engineering College, Berhampur, Odisha. Earlier, Dr. Biswal served at the National Institute of Science and Technology, Berhampur and worked for three years in the department of mathematics at the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani. He has authored eight books, out of which six are published by PHI Learning, Delhi.
  
2015 / 288pp. / 17.8 X 23.5 cm / ISBN-978-81-203-5063-2 / Rs.350.00
  
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Friday, 26 June 2015

New Book - SOFTWARE QUALITY ASSURANCE, TESTING AND METRICS By BASU, ANIRBAN

            
 


Price: Rs. 295.00
ISBN: 978-81-203-5068-7
Pages: 288
Binding: Paper Back
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DESCRIPTION
Intended for both undergraduate and postgraduate students of computer science and engineering, information technology, students of computer applications, and working IT professionals, this text describes the practices necessary for the development of quality software. 

The contents of the book have been framed based on the syllabi prescribed by different Universities and also covers the topics required for working in the IT industry. Based on the experience of the author in the industry, academics, consultancy and corporate trainings in India and abroad, the book covers the methodologies, techniques, and underlying concepts used in Software Quality Assurance and Testing. The treatment of the topics is crisp and accompanied with illustrative examples with minimum jargons. Topics of relevance in the industry, which a student must be familiar with before start of a career, are covered in the book. The book also discusses the concepts that a working IT professional should know. The book provides an insight into the tools available for different types of testing. Each chapter contains Quizzes, Multiple Choice Questions and Review Questions which help the readers to qualify in the international certification examinations.

Key features
•   Covers topics relevant to the industry
•   Concepts discussed in an easy to understand way and illustrated with practical examples and figures wherever required
•   Contains “Objective Questions” at the end of the book
•   Includes topics prescribed in international certification exams in Software Quality and Testing

CONTENTS
Preface
1     Introduction to Software Quality Engineering
2     Software Quality Assurance
3     Reviews, Inspections and Walkthroughs
4     Introduction to Testing
5     White Box (Structural-Based) Testing
6     Integration Testing
7     Functional Testing
8     Non-Functional, Acceptance and Regression Testing
9     Testing of OO Software and Agile Testing
10   The Management
11   Metrics for Software Quality
12   Cloud Testing
13   Test Automation
14   Tools for Quality Improvement
Index
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(s)
Anirban Basu, MS and PhD in Computer Science, is a qualified ISO 9001 Auditor, Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Consultant and a Six Sigma Master Black Belt.

Dr. Basu started his career in Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata in 1979, and joined CDAC in 1989 to play a key role in design, development, performance analysis of India’s first Supercomputer PARAM. In 1993, he set up the Advanced Computing Training School of CDAC. In 1995, he joined commercial software industry and worked in several reputed companies including Siemens Information Systems Ltd., Computer Associates, etc. at senior/top management positions. He is a Professor in Computer Science and Engineering and an accredited Research Supervisor and Examiner in several reputed universities for supervising and examining PhD theses on software engineering, cloud computing, big data and Green IT. He is also involved with providing Trainings and Consultancy to corporate clients.
With more than 35 years of experience in academia, advanced research and development, commercial software industry, consultancy and corporate training, he has published/presented about 80 research papers in reputed national and international journals and in conference proceedings. He has co-authored five books and serves as a Member of the Editorial Board/Reviewer of several International Journals and General Chair of several national and international conferences.

  
2015 / 288pp. / 17.8 × 23.5 cm / ISBN-978-81-203-5068-7 / Rs.295.00
  
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Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Monday, 8 June 2015

New Edition Released - PRODUCTION AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT, 2nd Ed. By R.B. KHANNA

            
 
Price: Rs. 550.00
ISBN: 978-81-203-5121-9
Pages: 632
Binding: Paper Back
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DESCRIPTION
This well-balanced text with its fine blend of theory and applications, gives an in-depth understanding of production and operations management in an easy-to-understand style. Employing an innovative approach, the author, shows how the use of modern advanced technology gives a boost to production processes and significantly helps production and operations management. The book clearly demonstrates the use of special software packages to solve actual problems.
Retaining the original contents, the book, divided into six parts, explains following in its second edition

WHY Necessity of production and operations management
WHAT Product/service design, product quality and other issues
HOW Process design and related issues
WHERE Plant location, layout and capacity
WHEN Planning and control of production operations
WHO Human relations issues that affect production and operations

Key features

  • Learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter enable readers to focus on important points of a chapter.
  • A concept quiz at the end of each chapter helps the reader to evaluate his understanding of the concepts explained in a chapter.
  • Numerous solved examples, and answers to all chapter-end numerical problems have been provided.
  • Covers Service Operations in almost every chapter in addition to the traditional manufacturing operations.
  • A section with 10 progressive short case studies gives real-world experience.
  • Chapter-end summary helps readers to review and recapitulate the key concepts.

The students of management and engineering (mechanical, production and industrial engineering) will be benefited with the book. 

An instructor manual containing PowerPoint slides and solutions to chapter-end problems is available.

The book is recommended by AICTE for PGDM course. The link is www.aicte-india.org/modelsyllabus.php



Solution Manual is available for adopting faculty.
CONTENTS
Preface Preface to the First Edition

Part I: The ‘Why’ of Production and Operations Management


1. Operations Management: An Introduction
2. Operations Strategy and Competitiveness

Part II: The ‘What’ of Production and Operations Management

3. Product and Service Design
4. Reliability, Maintainability, Availability and Value Analysis

Supplement 1: Dynamic Programming
Supplement 2: Replacement Models

5. Product Quality

Part III: The ‘How’ of Production and Operations Management


6. Process Design and Selection
7. Work Study
8. Process Quality: Statistical Quality Control

Part IV: The ‘Where’ of Production and Operations Management


9. Facility Location
10.Facility Layout
11. Capacity and Equipment Selection

Supplement 3: Simulation

Part V: The ‘When’ of Production and Operations Management

12. Forecasting
13. Aggregate Production Planning
14. Material Management and Inventory Control
15. Material Requirements Planning
16. Operations Scheduling
17. Supply Chain Management
18. Enterprise Resource Management
19. Just-in-Time Production System
20. Queuing Theory
21. Project Planning and Control I: Network Models
22. Project Planning and Control II: Line of Balance

Part VI: The ‘Who’ of Production and Operations Management

23. Human Resources in Operations Management

Appendixes
A: The Standard Normal Probability Distribution
B: Values of e for Computing Poisson Probabilities
C: Table of Random Numbers

Answers to Selected Questions
Bibliography  Index
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(s)
R.B. KHANNA, a former Indian Army officer of the Corps of Engineers, is an erstwhile Professor of the Indian Institute of Planning and Management (IIPM) Jaipur. He has also been Professor at the Institute of Certified Management Accountants of India (ICMAI), Jaipur; Visiting Faculty in the Department of Management Studies, IIT Roorkee; and Professor and Dean (Academics) at the Institute of Management Studies, Roorkee. A fellow of the Institute of Engineers (India) and an alumnus of Defence Services Staff College, Col. Khanna has also served as Director, Financial Planning at Army Headquarters, New Delhi; Senior Professor and Head of Computers Department at College of Military Engineering, Pune; and Senior Professor and Head of Operations Research at College of Defence Management, Secunderabad.
Col. Khanna is the author of books entitled Quantitative Techniques for Managerial Decisions andProject Management and Production and Operations Management. He has also co-authored a book onQuantitative Techniques for Decision Making along with Dr. M.P. Gupta (all published by PHI Learning) and has several papers and articles to his credit.

  
2015 / 632pp. / 17.8 � 23.5 cm / ISBN-978-81-203-5121-9 / Rs.550.00
  
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New Edition Released - HUMAN PARASITOLOGY, SECOND EDITION By MANDAL, FATIK BARAN

            
 
Price: Rs. 425.00
ISBN: 978-81-203-5115-8
Pages: 316
Binding: Paper Back
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DESCRIPTION
The book, in its Second Edition, has been thoroughly revised considering the feedback received from the readers. The text has been simplified. New information has been added, and at the same time, extra details have been deleted to make the book concise. The new edition introduces a chapter on Medically Important Snails (Chapter 9).

We, the human are the host of many parasites, which cause major public health problems, untold suffering and death. Thus, three major groups of parasites, protozoa (flagellates, amoebas, and malarial parasites), helminthes (flukes, tapeworms, and roundworms), and arthropods (insects and arachnids) have been discussed with suitable illustrations. Morphology, lifecycle, mode of transmission, incidence, symptoms, diagnosis, and prevention of medically important parasites have been discussed in light of recent researches. In addition, the chapters, namely, the Evolutionary Aspects of Hosts and Parasites and Present Trends of Parasitic Importance add further value to the book.

The book has been written for the undergraduate and postgraduate students of Zoology and other Life Sciences disciplines. In addition, the medical students, public health workers and health professionals also find this text useful.


Key Features

  •  Diagrammatical presentation of life cycle of parasites.
  •  Suitably illustrated text.
  •  Discusses the food-borne, water-borne and vector-borne parasitic diseases.
  •  Contains glossary of important terms.


CONTENTS
Preface
Acknowledgements

1. Parasitism
2. Evolutionary Aspects of Hosts and Parasites
3. Ecological and Physiological Aspects in Parasitology
4. Present Trends of Human Parasitic Infections
5. Protozoa and Diseases
6. Helminths and Diseases
7. Nematodes
8. Arthropods and Disease Transmission
9. Medically Important Snails
Glossary
References
Index
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(s)
FATIK BARAN MANDAL (PhD) is Associate Professor of Zoology, Bankura Christian College, Bankura, West Bengal. With a teaching and research experience of 15 years, Dr. Mandal has published more than 120 articles and papers in various reputed national and international journals and other media. Dr. Mandal is a member of the Advisory Board of the Journal of Scientific Review and a faculty member of Webmed Central. He has been awarded F.Z.S.I. in the year 1995.

His field of interest includes ecology and evolutionary biology, biodiversity, parasitology, and behavioural biology.
  
2015 / 316pp. / 21.6 X 27.8 cm / ISBN-978-81-203-5115-8 / Rs.425.00
  
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New Book Announcement - CLOUD COMPUTING By M.N. Rao

            
 
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Price: Rs. 250.00
ISBN: 978-81-203-5073-1
Pages: 204
Binding: Paper Back
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DESCRIPTION
Cloud Computing has grown popular as a new prototype for providing services over the Internet.

This introductory textbook on Cloud Computing is suitable for undergraduate students of computer science engineering, and for postgraduate students of computer science and computer applications. It teaches both the basic concepts and cloud technologies by adopting a straightforward approach of presenting theoretical concepts and cloud models. Several Cloud providers of distinct types are discussed here with their advantages and disadvantages. Different cloud services are also covered in this book. The book advances on the cloud architecture and cloud examples that are latest in market.

Salient Features
Clear and concise explanations
Discussion on cloud models with diagrams
In-depth analysis of various cloud architectures
Numerous case studies
Several questions from previous question papers


CONTENTS
Preface Acknowledgements

1. Introducing to Cloud Computing
2. Cloud Models
3. Standards and Security
4. Cloud Licensing and Major Players
5. Cloud Services
6. Software Plus Services
7. Cloud Management
8. Virtualization for Cloud
9. Cloud Storage and Disaster Recovery
10.Cloud Collaboration
11.Examples of Cloud Computing
Index
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(s)
M.N. Rao, Director and Professor of Research & Development Centre, CSE Department, SCET Engineering College, has more than two decades of teaching experience. He obtained his M.Tech in Computer Science from J.N.T.U.K and Ph.D. in Computer Science from S.V. University, Tirupathi. He is a member of IEEE and ISTE. He served as Head of Information Technology in Sree Vidyanikethan Engineering College, Tirupathi. He also served as the Dean and Head of Computer Science and Engineering Department, Narayana Engineering College, Nellore and the Director for P.G. Courses in G.I.E.T Engineering College, Rajahmundry.

He has published several research papers in journals of international repute and is currently engaged in research in the areas of Big Data, Free Open Source Software, Data Mining and Biometrics.

   
2015 / 204pp. / 17.8 � 23.5 cm / ISBN-978-81-203-5073-1 / Rs.250.00
   
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Wednesday, 3 June 2015

New Book Announcement - THE STUPIDITY OF INTELLIGENCE: WHAT HAPPENED TO COMMON SENSE? By AWAD, ELIAS M.

Are you indulging in STUPIDITY?
Find out!

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New Book
THE STUPIDITY OF INTELLIGENCE
What Happened to Common Sense?

By ELIAS M. AWAD
 

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Dictionary defines the word Stupidity as the act or a quality of being or behaving Foolish.
THE STUPIDITY OF INTELLIGENCE: WHAT HAPPENED TO COMMON SENSE?
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This book is a sarcasm on stupidity and people, who follow it blindly !
Written with wit and humour (as its important components) the book shows how lack of critical thinking contributes to the stale mind. What makes stupidity hopeless is, when those who fumble, go right back and make the same stupid mistakes over and over again, with no sense of remorse or regret. It is more like people who buy things they don’t need, with money they don’t have, to impress people they don’t even like.

The main cause of stupidity is often accredited to lack of thinking. According to University of Virginia 2014 study, some humans will do anything but Think. The researchers found many men would rather administer electric shocks to themselves than indulging into the thinking process.

With suitable examples, the book explains how a well-cultivated critical thinker raises vital questions and formulates them clearly and precisely, and then arrive at well-reasoned conclusions, thinks open-mindedly within acceptable standards, and adds value to the solution. On the contrary, there are episodes in life that show people thinking and behaving in the ways which may tarnish their reputation or career, for life.

This book is a revolution in the field of intelligent thinking, and the logics given compel the reader to think more and be wiser! The book is meant for the general readers.

About the Author

Elias M. Awad Chaired Professor Emeritus, the University of Virginia.
Contents

Preface
1. The Dark Side of Intelligence
2 . Darkness Cannot Eradicate Darkness
3. The Many Faces of Intelligence
4. Missing the Obvious
5. Nothing in Excess
6. Have You Hugged Your Banker Lately
7. Capitalism is Alive: Get Used to it
8. Lions Don’t Have to Roar
9. When Self-confidence Breeds Arrogance
10. Is Online Education Out of Line?
11. What Online Education Does not Tell You
12. Where are the Religious People?
13. Americanization of Religion
14. Futility in the Unknown
15. Wisdom and Stupidity in Social Networking
16. Bullied by Information
17. Where Do We Go from Here?
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208pp. | ISBN-978-81-203-5112-7 | Rs.295.00
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