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Volume 4 Fascicle 6
This fascicle, brimming with lively examples, forms the middle third of what will eventually become hardcover Volume 4B. It introduces and surveys “Satisfiability,’’ one of the most fundamental problems in all of computer science: Given a Boolean function, can its variables be set to at least one pattern of 0s and 1s that will make the function true?
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International Business is conducted around the globe across cultures, languages, traditions, and a range of economic, political, and technological landscapes. International Management: Managing Across Borders and Cultures examines the challenges to the manager’s role associated with adaptive leadership and thoroughly prepares readers for the complicated yet fascinating discipline of international and global management.
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For courses in Intermediate Macroeconomics.
A Unified Approach to Economic Theory
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