Mathematics for Finance
An Introduction to Financial Engineering
Authors: Capiński, Marek, Zastawniak, Tomasz
 • A case study to begin each chapter – a reallife situation motivating the development of theoretical tools
 • A detailed discussion of the case study at the end of each chapter
 • A new chapter on timecontinuous models with intuitive outlines of the mathematical arguments and constructions
 • Complete proofs of the two fundamental theorems of mathematical finance in discrete setting
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As with the first edition, Mathematics for Finance: An Introduction to Financial Engineering combines financial motivation with mathematical style. Assuming only basic knowledge of probability and calculus, it presents three major areas of mathematical finance, namely option pricing based on the noarbitrage principle in discrete and continuous time setting, Markowitz portfolio optimisation and the Capital Asset Pricing Model, and basic stochastic interest rate models in discrete setting.
In this second edition, the material has been thoroughly revised and rearranged. New features include:
• A case study to begin each chapter – a reallife situation motivating the development of theoretical tools;
• A detailed discussion of the case study at the end of each chapter;
• A new chapter on timecontinuous models with intuitive outlines of the mathematical arguments and constructions;
• Complete proofs of the two fundamental theorems of mathematical finance in discrete setting.
From the reviews of the first edition:
”This text is an excellent introduction to Mathematical Finance. Armed with a knowledge of basic calculus and probability a student can use this book to learn about derivatives, interest rates and their term structure and portfolio management.”(Zentralblatt MATH)
”Given these basic tools, it is surprising how high a level of sophistication the authors achieve, covering such topics as arbitragefree valuation, binomial trees, and riskneutral valuation.” (www.riskbook.com)
”The reviewer can only congratulate the authors with successful completion of a difficult task of writing a useful textbook on a traditionally hard topic.” (K. Borovkov, The Australian Mathematical Society Gazette, Vol. 31 (4), 2004)
 About the authors

Marek Capinski is Professor of Mathematics at AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland.
Tomasz Zastawniak is Professor of Mathematics at the University of York, UK.  Reviews

From the reviews of the second edition:
“This second edition … is to start each chapter with the presentation of a case study and to end each chapter with a thorough discussion of that study. The authors also added new material on timecontinuous models, along with the essentials of the mathematical arguments. … The current book is more substantial … . Summing Up: Recommended. Upperdivision undergraduates and graduate students.” (D. Robbins, Choice, Vol. 48 (10), June, 2011)
“Throughout the text, the authors invite active reader participation. One way is by opening and closing each chapter with a case study. … authors have embedded all of the exercises in the discussion. … Solutions to all exercises appear in an appendix. This makes the book excellent for selfstudy. … this book provides an excellent introduction to financial engineering. … authors display impressive dexterity in ushering the reader from basics to an understanding of some of the deepest and most farreaching ideas in the discipline.” (David A. Huckaby, The Mathematical Association of America, February, 2011)
“This second edition consists of standard topics for undergraduate level financial mathematics courses, plus an introduction to materials from an advanced level course. … Each chapter starts with a case study and ends with a discussion on it using the material taught in the chapter. In general this book provides many examples and exercises, which is very useful for helping readers to understand the materials covered. Overall this is a great book for upper level undergraduate students and those who want to selfstudy financial engineering.” (Youngna Choi, Mathematical Reviews, Issue 2012 e)
“This textbook presents … three major areas of mathematical finance at a level suitable for second or third year undergraduate students in mathematics, business management, finance or economics. … The text is interspersed with a multitude of elaborated examples and exercises, complete with solutions, providing ample material for tutorials as well as making the book good for selfstudy.” (Yuliya S. Mishura, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1207, 2011)
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Bibliographic Information
 Bibliographic Information

 Book Title
 Mathematics for Finance
 Book Subtitle
 An Introduction to Financial Engineering
 Authors

 Marek Capiński
 Tomasz Zastawniak
 Series Title
 Springer Undergraduate Mathematics Series
 Copyright
 2011
 Publisher
 SpringerVerlag London
 Copyright Holder
 SpringerVerlag London Limited
 Softcover ISBN
 9780857290816
 Series ISSN
 16152085
 Edition Number
 2
 Number of Pages
 XIII, 336
 Number of Illustrations
 66 b/w illustrations
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