# Elementary introduction to mathematical finance

##### by Ross, Sheldon M.

Material type: BookPublisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012Edition: Third Edition.Description: xv, 305 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780521192538 (Hb); 0521192536.Subject(s): Investments -- Mathematics | Stochastic analysis | Options (Finance) -- Mathematical models | Securities -- Prices -- Mathematical modelsDDC classification: 332.6 R733E3 Online resources: Cover image | Contributor biographical information | Publisher description | Table of contents onlyItem type | Current location | Collection | Call number | Status | Notes | Date due | Barcode |
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332.041 P63C Capital in the twenty-first century | 332.1092 R137I I do what I do | 332.4 D93M Monetary economics | 332.6 R733E3 Elementary introduction to mathematical finance | 332.6322 Sh62I3 Irrational exuberance | 333.7 H194I2 Introduction to Environmental Economics | 333.7 H194I2 Introduction to Environmental Economics |

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Machine generated contents note: 1. Probability; 2. Normal random variables; 3. Geometric Brownian motion; 4. Interest rates and present value analysis; 5. Pricing contracts via arbitrage; 6. The Arbitrage Theorem; 7. The Black-Scholes formula; 8. Additional results on options; 9. Valuing by expected utility; 10. Stochastic order relations; 11. Optimization models; 12. Stochastic dynamic programming; 13. Exotic options; 14. Beyond geometric motion models; 15. Autoregressive models and mean reversion.

"This textbook on the basics of option pricing is accessible to readers with limited mathematical training. It is for both professional traders and undergraduates studying the basics of finance. Assuming no prior knowledge of probability, Sheldon M. Ross offers clear, simple explanations of arbitrage, the Black-Scholes option pricing formula, and other topics such as utility functions, optimal portfolio selections, and the capital assets pricing model. Among the many new features of this third edition are new chapters on Brownian motion and geometric Brownian motion, stochastic order relations, and stochastic dynamic programming, along with expanded sets of exercises and references for all the chapters"--

"This mathematically elementary introduction to the theory of options pricing presents the Black-Scholes theory of options as well as such general topics in finance as the time value of money, rate of return on an investment cash flow sequence, utility functions and expected utility maximization, mean variance analysis, value at risk, optimal portfolio selection, optimization models, and the capital assets pricing model. The author assumes no prior knowledge of probability and presents all the necessary preliminary material simply and clearly in chapters on probability, normal random variables, and the geometric Brownian motion model that underlies the Black-Scholes theory. He carefully explains the concept of arbitrage with many examples; he then presents the arbitrage theorem and uses it, along with a multiperiod binomial approximation of geometric Brownian motion, to obtain a simple derivation of the Black-Scholes call option formula. Simplified derivations are given for the delta hedging strategy, the partial derivatives of the Black-Scholes formula, and the nonarbitrage pricing of options both for securities that pay dividends and for those whose prices are subject to randomly occurring jumps. A new approach for estimating the volatility parameter of the geometric Brownian motion is also discussed. Later chapters treat risk-neutral (nonarbitrage) pricing of exotic options - both by Monte Carlo simulation and by multiperiod binomial approximation models for European and American style options"--

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