IE 542
Investment Decision Modeling (Introduction to Mathematical Finance)
Spring 2006
Instructor:
M. C. Pinar
Room:
305
Office Hours:
Tuesdays 2-5pm.
Textbooks
and Recommended Resources:
Main Text:
Arbitrage Theory in Continuous Time by T. Björk, Oxford
University Press, second edition, 2004.
Mathematics
for Finance, An Introduction to Financial Engineering, by M
Capinski and T. Zastawniak, Springer-Verlag, 2003 (Recommended only).
The course is intended as an introduction to the modern techniques of
mathematical finance. We will closely follow the
book by Björk, by far the best pedagogical source available. No
prerequisites, except some familiarity with calculus, linear algebra, probability and
optimization, are assumed.