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Lecture00_student - WelcometoEcon134A Instructor:JohnHartman

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    Welcome to Econ 134A Instructor: John Hartman Information to crashers Why study corporate finance? What will we study?
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Class website The class website can be accessed  from GauchoSpace Everyone will be responsible for checking  GauchoSpace weekly and read any new  information posted If you need access to GauchoSpace,  please come by during my office hours this  week or next week
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Information to crashers Class capacity: 304 If you are trying to add this class, please stay here  until I discuss more about potentially adding this class GRADUATING SENIORS HAVE THE HIGHEST PRIORITY;  others will be added as space is available I will collect a list of potential adders after lecture Make sure you add your name to the class waitlist Find a link at http://econ.ucsb.edu/ Switching sections I will address this more in next lecture NOTE: “Graduating senior” means that you are  graduating before this class is offered next 
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Today’s plan Why study Corporate Finance? Motivation throughout the quarter What will we study? More crashing information (others can  go at this point)
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Important information This class is heavily  math-based Regular attendance is  important for most  students to receive a  good grade Chapter 4 is probably the  most important chapter in  the course You need to understand  these concepts to apply  to some of the later  chapters Textbook Ross, Westerfield, and  Jaffe Corporate Finance 9 th  edition Buyer beware for earlier  editions Buying the solutions  manual is optional Expected reading Up to 50 pages per week  and 300 pages for the  quarter
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Prerequisites Econ 100B or Econ 104B Econ 140A My understanding is that this prerequisite  will not be strictly enforced until Fall 2012 If you have any questions about  prerequisites for this class, you should  contact the Econ undergraduate office
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Office hours and review  sessions Office:  NH 2028 Office hours Tuesday 10:30-11:30 am Thursday 3-4 pm TA office hours will be announced soon Oct. 27 office hour moved to Oct. 24 Some office hours may be scheduled in  a larger classroom if demand warrants it
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Contacting me by e-mail Questions on course material are often  difficult to answer by e-mail Keep this in mind when e-mailing either the  TAs or me Questions are best left for during TA office  hours I will also be done with some lectures early Most days, you can ask me questions from the  end of the lecture until about 6:20 pm
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My office hours The reality: This is a class of over 300 students
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