New PDF release: An Undergraduate Introduction to Financial Mathematics

By Buchanan J Robert

This textbook offers an advent to monetary arithmetic and monetary engineering for undergraduate scholars who've accomplished a 3- or four-semester series of calculus classes. It introduces the idea of curiosity, discrete and non-stop random variables and likelihood, stochastic approaches, linear programming, the basic Theorem of Finance, choice pricing, hedging, and portfolio optimization. This 3rd version expands at the moment through together with a brand new bankruptcy at the extensions of the Black-Scholes version of choice pricing and a better variety of routines on the finish of every bankruptcy. extra history fabric and workouts additional, with ideas supplied to the opposite chapters, permitting the textbook to higher stand by myself as an creation to monetary arithmetic. The reader progresses from an excellent grounding in multivariable calculus via a derivation of the Black-Scholes equation, its answer, houses, and functions. The textual content makes an attempt to be as self-contained as attainable with no counting on complex mathematical and statistical subject matters. the fabric provided during this e-book will competently arrange the reader for graduate-level examine in mathematical finance.

Contents:

  • The idea of Interest
  • Discrete Probability
  • Normal Random Variables and Probability
  • The Arbitrage Theorem
  • Random Walks and Brownian Motion
  • Forwards and Futures
  • Options
  • Solution of the Black-Scholes Equation
  • Derivatives of Black-Scholes alternative Prices
  • Hedging
  • Extensions of the Black-Scholes Model
  • Optimizing Portfolios
  • American Options

Readership: Undergraduate scholars in finance, economics, and utilized arithmetic; pros in banking, assurance and finance.

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