"Anyone who has ever pondered using a sophisticated computer algebra system in a course involving nontrivial mathematics should peruse this book...Those with an applied mathematics orientation should find this work particularly interesting." Choice
Mathematical Explorations with MATLAB examines the mathematics most frequently encountered in first-year university courses. A key feature of the book is its use of MATLAB, a popular and powerful software package. The book's emphasis is on understanding and investigating the mathematics by putting the mathematical tools into practice in a wide variety of modeling situations. Even readers who have no prior experience with MATLAB will gain fluency. The book covers a wide range of material: matrices, whole numbers, complex numbers, geometry of curves and families of lines, data analysis, random numbers and simulations, and differential equations from the basic mathematics. These lessons are applied to a rich variety of investigations and modeling problems, from sequences of real numbers to cafeteria queues, from card shuffling to models of fish growth. All extras to the standard MATLAB package are supplied on the World Wide Web.
Balanced coverage of the methodology and theory of numerical methods in finance
Numerical Methods in Finance bridges the gap between financial theory and computational practice while helping students and practitioners exploit MATLAB for financial applications.
Paolo Brandimarte covers the basics of finance and numerical analysis and provides background material that suits the needs of students from both financial engineering and economics perspectives. Classical numerical analysis methods; optimization, including less familiar topics such as stochastic and integer programming; simulation, including low discrepancy sequences; and partial differential equations are covered in detail. Extensive illustrative examples of the application of all of these methodologies are also provided.
The text is primarily focused on MATLAB-based application, but also includes descriptions of other readily available toolboxes that are relevant to finance. Helpful appendices on the basics of MATLAB and probability theory round out this balanced coverage. Accessible for students–yet still a useful reference for practitioners–Numerical Methods in Finance offers an expert introduction to powerful tools in finance.
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- Full coverage of statistics and econometrics, from Nonparametric Tests to Causality Tests
- New chapters on the Logit Model and the Probit Model
- Hundreds of solved problems, including step-by-step annotations
- New sections on Financial and Time Series Econometrics
- A complete and comprehensive review of the subject
- Descriptive Statistics
- Probability and Probability Distributions
- Statistical Inference: Estimation
- Statistical Inference: Testing Hypotheses
- Simple Regression Analysis
- Multiple Regression Analysis
- Further Techniques and Applications in Regression Analysis
- Problems in Regression Analysis
- Simultaneous-Equations Methods
- Time Series Methods
- Computer Applications in Econometrics
- Binomial Distribution
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- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: McGraw-Hill; 2 edition (October 23, 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0071348522
- ISBN-13: 978-0071348522
Ebook DescriptionFlash CS4 Professional Digital Classroom is like having a personal instructor guiding readers through each lesson, while they work at their own pace. This book includes 13 self-paced lessons that let readers discover essential skills and explore new features and capabilities of Adobe Flash Professional. Every lesson is presented in full color with step-by-step instructions. Learning is reinforced with video tutorials and lesson files on a companion DVD that were developed by the same team of Adobe Certified Instructors and Flash experts who have created many of the official training titles for Adobe Systems. Each video tutorial is approximately five minutes long and demonstrates and explains the concepts and features covered in the lesson. This training package shows the basics of using the program, such as using layers and instances to build animation sequences, as well as advance features, such as using ActionScript to create interactive Web page components. Jam-packed with information, this book and DVD takes users from the basics through intermediate level topics and helps readers find the information they need in a clear, approachable manner.
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- Paperback: 448 pages
- Publisher: Wiley; Pap/Dvdr edition (November 24, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0470410930
- ISBN-13: 978-0470410936
Grade 9 Up–This volume profiles 150 mathematicians from around the globe, only six of whom are women. McElroy's focus is on historical figures who lived before 1900, whose work has stood the test of time. Each entry has basic biographical information when known and a description of the subject's accomplishments. The language flows easily, almost conversationally. The author states in his introduction that he has written the book with general readers in mind. Each entry concludes with a list of further resources. However, some of the bibliographic references would be difficult to find for students who do not have access to academic libraries and databases. Average-quality, black-and-white illustrations appear throughout. Helpful resources include lists of people by field, country of birth, country of major scientific activity, and year of birth, and a chronology. A final bibliography lists all of the books and journal articles mentioned in each entry and Internet sources. Students whose course of study focuses on mathematics would be most likely to benefit from this work. The Dictionary of Scientific Biography (Gale, 1998) and the Encyclopedia Britannica offer similar information. Robyn Young's Notable Mathematicians (Gale, 1998) would also be of interest to this audience.–Maureen Connelly, John C. Hart Memorial Library, Shrub Oak, NY
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From BooklistAnother title in the Facts on File Notable Scientists series, designed to give concise information to students in grades nine and up. It includes information on about 140 individuals--their work, families, major achievements, and contributions to their scientific field. Entries are alphabetically arranged, run about 750 to 1,200 words, and are often accompanied by a small black-and-white photo.
The volume tries to be representative of men and women from many countries and throughout history although, with the exception of Kurt Godel, mathematicians born in the twentieth century are excluded. Among those who are covered are Archimedes, Jakob Bernoulli, Ada Lovelace, and Srinivasa Aiyangar Ramanujan.
In-text cross-references to other articles within the volume are done in bold type. There are lists of entries sorted by field, country of birth, country of major activity, and time period, in addition to a general index. The bibliography lists mostly journal articles and books, with a short, selective list of math Web sites. "Further Reading" follows each entry (usually two to four older journal articles).
This title is more inviting and easier to use than Isaac Asimov's trusty Biographical Encyclopedia of Science and Technology (rev. ed., Doubleday, 1982). It will be a useful though not essential purchase, where the other series titles are used. Susan Gooden
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- Reading level: Young Adult
- Hardcover: 308 pages
- Publisher: Facts on File (November 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0816053383
- ISBN-13: 978-0816053384
fNathalie Sinclair makes a compelling case for the inclusion of the aesthetic in the teaching and learning of mathematics, and illuminates how the materials and approaches we use in the mathematics classroom can be enriched for the benefit of all learners.
About the Author
Nathalie Sinclair is an assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics at Michigan State University.
- Paperback: 196 pages
- Publisher: Teachers College Press (August 30, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 080774722X
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- Paperback: 352 pages
- Publisher: Alpha; 2 edition (February 5, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1592577245
- ISBN-13: 978-1592577248