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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Makes the subject as clear as possible
This book is written in a simple, straightforward style. It's like you're sitting with a friend who knows this stuff really well and is explaining it to you, without loading you down with all the complications you don't need to know at first. That said, as the chapters progress, it introduces lots of "complications" and always gives a full treatment--derivation,...
Published on November 25, 2007 by Nathaniel Fay

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Corporate Finance
I purchased this textbook for a class. The class is kind of advanced and I am having to teach myself from the book. Unfortunately, the book does not give very many examples and only shows the simplest equations then expects to be able to solve the harder ones. Overall, the book is not very helpful/ user friendly.
Published on July 13, 2007 by E. Schaade


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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Makes the subject as clear as possible, November 25, 2007
This review is from: Corporate Finance: Core Principles and Applications + S&P card (McGraw-Hill/Irwin Series in Finance, Insurance, and Real Est) (Hardcover)
This book is written in a simple, straightforward style. It's like you're sitting with a friend who knows this stuff really well and is explaining it to you, without loading you down with all the complications you don't need to know at first. That said, as the chapters progress, it introduces lots of "complications" and always gives a full treatment--derivation, intuitive justifications, and formal proof (where appropriate). The authors have given a lot of thought to how to organize the subjects, and they anticipate most of the reader's questions.

There are adequate exercises after each chapter, and each exercise starts by giving you a hint as to what the problem is about. These hints are a big help in getting started on the problem. However, they are a crutch as well, and, as I faced the test, I found myself thinking "what, no hints?"

My only complaint is that very few answers are given in the back of the book. If you buy this book, I highly recommend getting the separate solution manual as well.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Corporate Finance, July 13, 2007
This review is from: Corporate Finance: Core Principles and Applications + S&P card (McGraw-Hill/Irwin Series in Finance, Insurance, and Real Est) (Hardcover)
I purchased this textbook for a class. The class is kind of advanced and I am having to teach myself from the book. Unfortunately, the book does not give very many examples and only shows the simplest equations then expects to be able to solve the harder ones. Overall, the book is not very helpful/ user friendly.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing text, October 10, 2008
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This review is from: Corporate Finance: Core Principles and Applications + S&P card (McGraw-Hill/Irwin Series in Finance, Insurance, and Real Est) (Hardcover)
This text is not adequate for an introductory finance course but not advanced enough for higher level finance classes. The textbook fails to provide examples in an easy to read manner. When giving formulas and mathematical examples the text never shows all steps taken when arriving at an answer. Basic definitions and concepts are not explained, but rather mentioned in passing. Chapter descriptions leave more questions than providing answers. Questions at the end of the chapter cannot be answered using the information in the chapter. Instead of requiring simple derivation, students are forced to make leaps of faith in working problems or must rely on outside information sources to complete problems.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Corporate Finance:Core Principles and Applications, September 8, 2009
This review is from: Corporate Finance: Core Principles and Applications + S&P card (McGraw-Hill/Irwin Series in Finance, Insurance, and Real Est) (Hardcover)
This book came very handy and was delivered in a timely manner far beyond my expectation. I was so thrilled when I received the book. I will rate this seller A+ and will recommend him/her to any prospective buyer.
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3.0 out of 5 stars not helpful, December 8, 2009
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This review is from: Corporate Finance: Core Principles and Applications + S&P card (McGraw-Hill/Irwin Series in Finance, Insurance, and Real Est) (Hardcover)
Not laid out very well, definitions always include something not yet discussed. Could not really pull enough information from text, would usually use a secondary resource to actually learn something.
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