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To illustrate the type of material that is included in the book, I have included a number of chapters from different sections. These are:

Preface: Explains the goals and structure of the book.

Chapter 6: Software Requirements. This chapter introduces requirements engineering and discusses the nature of software requirements.

Chapter 26: Software Cost Estimation. This chapter introduces the problem of software cost estimation, including some discussion of software productivity. It includes a brief description of the COCOMO II cost model.

Glossary. Defines commonly used software engineering terms.

Contents list for the 8th edition showing all chapters and sections (pdf).

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