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IIF Publications:  Quantitative Techniques for Financial Analysis, Vol.1 By  J.D. Agarwal, Sagarika Ghosh





1 Introduction
2 Frequency Distribution Tendency
Self Review Questions
3 Measures of Central Tendency
The Arithmetic Mean
Weighted Arithmetic Mean.
The geometric Mean
Harmonic Mean
The Median
The Median of Grouped Data
Advantages & Disadvantages of Median
The Mode
The Mode from Grouped Data
other Measures of Central Tendency 
Relationship between Mean, Median & Mode
Choice of Method
Self Review Questions
4 Measures of Dispersion
The Range
The Interquartile Range
The Mean Deviation
Variance or Standard Deviation
Coefficient of Variation
Self Review Questions
5 Measures of Skewness, Moments & Kurtosis
Measures of Skewness
Measures of Kurtosis
Self Review Questions
6 Simple Regression Analysis
Regression Analysis
Scatter Diagram
Regression Line
Fitting the Data by a Straight Line
Method of Least Squares
Standard Error of Estimate
Self Review Questions
7 Correlation Analysis
Types of Correlation
Methods of Studying Correlation
Scatter Diagram Method 
Merits & Limitations
The Coefficient of Determination
The coefficient of Correlation (r) Karl Pearson's 
Merits & Limitations of Pearsonian Coefficient
Rank Correlation
Method of Least Squares
Self Review Questions
8 Index Number
Price Index 
Quantity Index 
Value Index
Uses of Index Numbers
Unweighted Index Method or One Item Index Method
Weighted Aggregates Index
Quantity Weighted Index
Laspeyres Price Index
Paasche Price Index
Chain Index Number
Fisher's Ideal Index Number
Self Review Questions
9 Times Series Analysis
Secular Trend Analysis
The Method of Semi Averages
The Method of Least Squares
Cyclical Variation
Isolating Cyclical Movement: Residual Method
Limitation of Residual Method
Seasonal Variation
Method of Moving Averages
Multiplicative and Additives Methods
Irregular Variations
Self Review Questions
10 Probability Theory & Distribution
Theoretical Probability
Statistical Probability
Subjective Probability
Probability Laws
Baye's Theorem
Probability Distribution
Binomial Distribution
The Poisson Distribution
Difference between Poisson and 
Binomial Distribution
Utility of Poisson Distribution
Normal Distribution
Self Review questions
11 Theory of Sampling & Sampling Distribution
Types of Sampling
Merits & Demerits of Sampling
Sampling Distribution
Central Limit Theorem
Sampling Distribution of Sample Medians
Sampling Distribution of Sample Standard Deviation
Sampling Distribution of Difference Between Two Means
Sampling Distribution of Proportions
Self Review Questions
12 Design of Experiments
Phases of Experimental Design
Conduction of Experiment
Factorial Experiments
Experimental Design Model 
Self Review Questions
13 Statistical Inference
Theory of Estimation
Point Estimation
Interval Estimator
Summary of Formulas for Confidence Limits
Estimating Mean and Proportion
Student's t-distribution
Self Review Questions
14 Tests of Significance
Types of Error 
Distributions of Means of a Sample
Distributions of different between Mean (Large Samples)
Distributions of Difference between Mean (Small Samples)
Self Review Question
  Section II: Economic Techniques
15 Econometric
Nature of Econometrics
Relation between Variables
Economic Models
The Role of Econometrics
16 Multiple Regression Analysis & Modeling Techniques
The Multiple Regression Model
Self Review Questions
  Section III: Operations Research
17 Deterministic Methods in Operations Research
Role & Scope of Decision Making
Techniques & Processes of Operations Research
Operations Research & its Applications
The Methodology of Operations Research
Understanding & Formulating the Problem
Model Building Phase
Interpretation of Results & Model Validation
Self Review Questions
18 Linear Programming
Linear Optimization Models
Types of Problems 
Capital Budgeting Model
Graphical Solution of LP Problem
Solution by Trial & Error
Solution by Evaluating Corner Points
Simplex Methods
The Net Matrix
Nature of Sensitivity Analysis
The Dual Problem
Primal Dual Properties
Dual Theorem
Economic Interpretation
Advantages of Duality
Self Review Questions
19 Integer Programming
Integer Programming Algorihm 
Branch & Bound Algorihm 
Integer Programming & Capital Budgeting Decisions:
Self Review Questions
20 Dynamic Programming
Financial Applications
Advantages of Using Dynamic Programming
Disadvantage of Using Dynamic Programming
Self Review Questions
21 Goal Programming
Formulation of General Goal Programming Model
Self Review Questions
22 Transportation & Assignment Models
Transportation Model
The Assignment Model
Self Review Questions
23 Queuing Model (Waiting Line)
Terminology of Queuing Theory
Poisson Exponential Channel Model
Self Review Questions
24 Simulation
Self Review Questions
25 Game Theory
Saddle Points
Value of Game
Limitations of Game Theory
Self Review Questions
26 Network Analysis
Fundamentals of Network Model
Time Estimates in Network Analysis
PERT Network
Advantages PERT
Limitations PERT
Critical Path Method
Limitation of CPM
Resource Allocation & Leveling
Self Review Questions
27 Decision Theory
Expected Monetary Value (EMV)
Decision Tree Diagram
Maximin Criterion
Minimax Criterion
Limitations of Decision Theory
Self Review Question
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