M. J. Alhabeeb Mathematical Finance

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Mathematical Finance

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An introduction to the mathematical skills needed to understandfinance and make better financial decisions

Mathematical Finance enables readers to develop the mathematicalskills needed to better understand and solve financial problemsthat arise in business, from small entrepreneurial operations tolarge corporations, and to also make better personal financialdecisions. Despite the availability of automated tools to performfinancial calculations, the author demonstrates that a basic graspof the underlying mathematical formulas and tables is essential totruly understand finance.

The book begins with an introduction to the most fundamentalmathematical concepts, including numbers, exponents, andlogarithms; mathematical progressions; and statistical measures.Next, the author explores the mathematics of the time value ofmoney through a discussion of simple interest, bank discount,compound interest, and annuities. Subsequent chapters explore themathematical aspects of various financial scenarios, including:

  • Mortgage debt, leasing, and credit and loans

  • Capital budgeting, depreciation, and depletion

  • Break-even analysis and leverage

  • Investing, with coverage of stocks, bonds, mutual funds,options, cost of capital, and ratio analysis

  • Return and risk, along with a discussion of the Capital AssetPricing Model (CAPM)

  • Life annuities as well as life, property, and casualtyinsurance

Throughout the book, numerous examples and exercises presentrealistic financial scenarios that aid readers in applying theirnewfound mathematical skills to devise solutions. The author doesnot promote the use of financial calculators and computers, butrather guides readers through problem solving using formulas andtables with little emphasis on derivations and proofs.

Extensively class-tested to ensure an easy-to-followpresentation, Mathematical Finance is an excellent book for coursesin business, economics, and mathematics of finance at theupper-undergraduate and graduate levels. The book is alsoappropriate for consumers and entrepreneurs who need to build theirmathematical skills in order to better understand financialproblems and make better financial choices.

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M. J. ALHABEEB, PhD, is Professor of Economics and Finance at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. A recipient of the Academy of Educational Leadership's Outstanding Teaching Award for Innovative and Creative Teaching, Dr. Alhabeeb has been teaching finance and various courses in economics for more than thirty years.

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