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Interest Rate

The percentage of the value of a balance or debt that one pays or is paid each time period. For example, if one holds a bond with a face value of $1,000 and a 3% interest rate payable each quarter, one receives $30 each quarter. The percentage of the interest rate remains constant (usually), but the amount one pays or is paid changes according to the amount of the balance or debt. For example, if one pays off part of the principal on a loan each month, the amount one pays in interest decreases even though the rate remains the same. See also: Time Value of Money.


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The conditional intrinsic rate of increase parameter, r, exhibited a nonlinear response when calculated for a variety of combinations of fishing mortality and age-at-capture scenarios (Fig.
Life tables are helpful tools for quantifying and analyzing mortality, development, reproduction, and intrinsic rates of increase of insect populations (Chi & Su 2006) and can be used to make population projections based on computer simulations (Chi 1990).
The intrinsic rate of increase (r) was calculated through iteration of the Euler-Lotka equation ([summation][e.
several previous studies focused on life table parameters such as intrinsic rate of increase (r), finite rate of increase ([lambda]), and net reproduction rate ([R.

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