Probability Theory in Finance: A Mathematical Guide to the Black-Scholes Formula - Graduate Studies in Mathematics (Hardback)Sean Dineen (author)
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The book skillfully draws the reader toward the art of thinking mathematically and then proceeds to lay the foundations in analysis and probability theory underlying modern financial mathematics. It rigorously reveals the mathematical secrets of topics such as abstract measure theory, conditional expectations, martingales, Wiener processes, the Ito calculus, and other ingredients of the Black-Scholes formula. In explaining these topics, the author uses examples drawn from the universe of finance. The book also contains many exercises, some included to clarify simple points of exposition, others to introduce new ideas and techniques, and a few containing relatively deep mathematical results.
The second edition contains numerous revisions and additional material designed to enhance the book's usability as a classroom text. These changes include insights gleaned by the author after teaching from the text, as well as comments and suggestions made by others who used the book. Whereas the revised edition maintains the original approach, format, and list of topics, most chapters are modified to some extent; in addition, the rearrangement of material resulted in a new chapter (Chapter 9). With the modest prerequisite of a first course in calculus, the book is suitable for undergraduates and graduate students in mathematics, finance, and economics and can be read, using appropriate selections, at a number of levels.
Publisher: American Mathematical Society
Number of pages: 305
Dimensions: 262 x 186 x 21 mm
Edition: 2nd Revised edition
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