ISE2014_Class1

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Click to edit Master subtitle style ISE 2014 Engineering Econ Fall 2010 Class 1
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The Team Instructor Kevin Grove (kgrove@vt.edu) Coursework GTAs Cory Brozina (sbrozina@vt.edu) Jose Jimenez (jota25@vt.edu) Administrative GTA
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The Course Objectives Understand how to use money and interest rates to model financial decisions Acquire a toolbox for handling financial decisions on a project
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The Syllabus
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The Toolbox Approach As the semester progresses, your toolbox and the scope of problems you can handle will grow As the instructor, its my responsibility to both provide you with the tools and help
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The Toolbox Approach
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Unformatted text preview: Like a physical tool, practice is the only way to truly become proficient! Money and Interest Which do you think is older? Hint : We have records of one dating back to 1600BC and the other to 600BC Answer: Interest 1,600 BC in Sippar (Mesopotamia) Why do these matter? Finance isnt just for accounting departments! Its the most practical method we have for analyzing decisions Money allows us to quantify the costs and benefits of decisions Interest allows us make valid Next class - Money For Next Class: Read Chapter 1 (short)...
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