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Tools for Computational Finance

Authors: Seydel, Rüdiger

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  • Offers an easy-to-read snapshot of computational issues arising in financial mathematics
  • The new third edition is thoroughly revised and extended
  • Includes new material on analytic methods, risk neutrality, early-exercise curves and much more
  • Offers new figures, more exercises, and expanded background material
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This edition contains more material. The largest addition is a new section on jump processes (Section 1.9). The derivation of a related partial integro­ differential equation is included in Appendix A3. More material is devoted to Monte Carlo simulation. An algorithm for the standard workhorse of in­ verting the normal distribution is added to Appendix A7. New figures and more exercises are intended to improve the clarity at some places. Several further references give hints on more advanced material and on important developments. Many small changes are hoped to improve the readability of this book. Further I have made an effort to correct misprints and errors that I knew about. A new domain is being prepared to serve the needs of the computational finance community, and to provide complementary material to this book. The address of the domain is www.compfin.de The domain is under construction; it replaces the website address www . mi. uni­ koeln.de/numerik/compfin/. Suggestions and remarks both on this book and on the domain are most welcome.

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"In an increasingly crowded field of financial engineering titles, Seydel's Tools for Computational Finance stands out as filling an unmet need. It is an intermediate level text with an extremely practical focus. ... This is the kind of book you can read quickly, gaining a broad understanding of practical techniques of financial engineering. On the other hand, you can go through it slowly, working through all the examples and exercises in order to gain indepth practical knowledge you can use on the job. "

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"Remarkably, Seydel addresses students of both mathematics and business, presumes only minimal background in either subject, yet ventures deep into the subject in little more than 200 pages. Compare the longer books Mathematics of Financial Markets, by R.J. Elliott and P.E. Kopp (1999), or Methods of Mathematical Finance, by I. Karatzas and S.E. Shreve (1998), which presume research-level preparation in probability theory, delve deeper into theoretical issues, but ignore numerics. On the mathematical side, Seydel covers stochastic processes, random number generation, stochastic differential equations, finite differences, and finite elements. On the financial side, he treats put and call options of so-called American, European, and Asian types. A Web site provides additional material, including colored figures. Summing Up: Highly recommended. "

CHOICE

 

"Seydel has sought a compromise between justifying his results and avoiding formal proofs. I think he has struck a healthy balance, and I enjoyed reading the book.

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Hull´s book teaches how to write the equations and Seydel´s teaches how to solve them"

Physics Today

 

"In my opinion, this book is mainly tailored to financial researchers and practitioners with an applied mathematics or engineering background. Various methods are introduced from a problem-solving point of view, been eventually formulated and summarised as algorithms which are offered for straightforward implementation in computer programmes. This expository style, which is similar to Kloeden´s and Platen´s 'Numerical Solutions of SDEs through computer experiments', makes the book unique among others and will definitely attract a broad range of readers coming from the financial academia or practice.

Quant Notes

 

"This book is very easy to read and one can gain a quick snapshot of computational issues arising in financial mathematics. Researchers or students of the mathematical sciences with an interest in finance will find this book a very helpful and gentle guide to the world of financial engineering."

SIAM review (46, 2004)

From the reviews of the third edition:

"Tools for Computational Finance is a book on numerical methods for pricing financial derivative products. … the author concentrates on how to provide numerical solutions to the problem of pricing. Exercises are provided at the end of each chapter and they follow and complement the text very well. In my opinion the book is more for practitioners … . it does guide us in a right direction and I think it could be valuable even for an academic." (Ita Cirovic Doney, MathDL-online, October, 2006)


Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Tools for Computational Finance
Authors
Series Title
Universitext
Copyright
2004
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-22551-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-22551-6
Series ISSN
0172-5939
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XVI, 244
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