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The Resource Frequently asked questions in quantitative finance : including key models, important formulæ, common contracts, a history of quantitative finance, sundry lists, brainteasers and more, Paul Wilmott

Frequently asked questions in quantitative finance : including key models, important formulæ, common contracts, a history of quantitative finance, sundry lists, brainteasers and more, Paul Wilmott

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Frequently asked questions in quantitative finance : including key models, important formulæ, common contracts, a history of quantitative finance, sundry lists, brainteasers and more
Title
Frequently asked questions in quantitative finance
Title remainder
including key models, important formulæ, common contracts, a history of quantitative finance, sundry lists, brainteasers and more
Statement of responsibility
Paul Wilmott
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Paul Wilmott writes, "Quantitative finance is the most fascinating and rewarding real-world application of mathematics. It is fascinating because of the speed at which the subject develops, the new products and the new models which we have to understand. And it is rewarding because anyone can make a fundamental breakthrough. "Having worked in this field for many years, I have come to appreciate the importance of getting the right balance between mathematics and intuition. Too little maths and you won't be able to make much progress, too much maths and you'll be held back by technicalities. I imagine, but expect I will never know for certain, that getting the right level of maths is like having the right equipment to climb Mount Everest; too little and you won't make the first base camp, too much and you'll collapse in a heap before the top. "Whenever I write about or teach this subject I also aim to get the right mix of theory and practice. Finance is not a hard science like physics, so you have to accept the limitations of the models. But nor is it a very soft science, so without those models you would be at a disadvantage compared with those better equipped. I believe this adds to the fascination of the subject. "This FAQs book looks at some of the most important aspects of financial engineering, and considers them from both theoretical and practical points of view. I hope that you will see that finance is just as much fun in practice as in theory, and if you are reading this book to help you with your job interviews, good luck! Let me know how you get on!"
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wilmott, Paul
Dewey number
332.6015118
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HG4515.2
LC item number
.W55 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Finance
  • Investments
  • Options (Finance)
Label
Frequently asked questions in quantitative finance : including key models, important formulæ, common contracts, a history of quantitative finance, sundry lists, brainteasers and more, Paul Wilmott
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Quantitative finance timeline -- FAQs -- The most popular probability distributions and their uses in finance -- Ten different ways to derive Black-Scholes -- Models and equations -- The Black-Scholes formulæ and the Greeks -- Common contracts -- Popular quant books -- The most popular search words and phrases on Wilmott.com -- Brainteasers -- Paul & Dominic's guide to getting a quant job
Control code
70844485
Dimensions
18 cm
Extent
xv, 412 pages
Isbn
9780470058268
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2007295392
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)70844485
Label
Frequently asked questions in quantitative finance : including key models, important formulæ, common contracts, a history of quantitative finance, sundry lists, brainteasers and more, Paul Wilmott
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Quantitative finance timeline -- FAQs -- The most popular probability distributions and their uses in finance -- Ten different ways to derive Black-Scholes -- Models and equations -- The Black-Scholes formulæ and the Greeks -- Common contracts -- Popular quant books -- The most popular search words and phrases on Wilmott.com -- Brainteasers -- Paul & Dominic's guide to getting a quant job
Control code
70844485
Dimensions
18 cm
Extent
xv, 412 pages
Isbn
9780470058268
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2007295392
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)70844485

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