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An explanatory guide to a pocket-sized Cost-Quantity Calculator (enclosed with the study) for constructing and interpreting "learning" curves displaying cost-quantity relationships. The authors distinguish between the two most commonly used forms of linear-function learning curves--the cumulative average curve and the individual unit curve. Values are also supplied for the functions for selected slopes and quantities. Examples are provided illustrating the use of the calculator and associated tables. 30 pp.

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