Topper, Jürgen Financial Engineering with Finite Elements Wiley Finance Series
1. Edition February 2005 122.- Euro 2005. 378 Pages, Hardcover - Practical Approach Book - ISBN 978-0-471-48690-9 - John Wiley & Sons
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Short description The pricing of derivative instruments has always been a highly complex and time-consuming activity. Advances in technology, however, have enabled much quicker and more accurate pricing through mathematical rather than analytical models. In this book Juergen Topper attempts to bridge the divide between finance and mathematics by applying this proven mathematical technique to the financial markets. Utilizing practical examples and aided by easy to use computer programs, the author systematically describes the processes involved in a manner accessible to those without a deep understanding of mathematics.
From the contents Preface.
List of Symbols.
PART I: PRELIMINARIES.
2. Some Prototype Models.
2.1 Optimal Price Policy of a Monopolist.
2.2 The Black-Scholes Option Pricing Model.
2.3 Pricing American Options.
2.4 Multi-Asset Options with Stochastic Correlation.
2.5 The Steady-State Distribution of the Vasicek Interest Rate Process.
3. The Conventional Approach: Finite Differences.
3.1 General Considerations for Numerical Computations.
3.2 Ordinary Initial-Value-Problems.
3.3 Ordinary Two-Point Boundary-Value-Problems.
PART II: FINITE ELEMENTS.
4. Static 1D Problems.
4.1 Basic Features of Finite Element Methods.
4.2 The Method of Weighted Residuals - One Element Solutions.
4.3 The Ritz Variational Method.
4.4 The Method of Weighted Residuals - a More General View.
4.5 Multi-Element Solutions.
4.6 Case Studies.
5. Dynamic 1D Problems.
5.1 Derivation of Element Equations.
5.2 Case Studies.
6. Static 2D Problems.
6.1 Introduction and Overview.
6.2 Construction of a Mesh .
6.3 The Galerkin Method.
6.4 Case Studies.
7. Dynamic 2D Problems.
7.1 Derivation of Element Equations.
7.2 Case Studies.
8. Static 3D Problems.
8.1 Derivation of Element Equations: The Collocation Method.
8.2 Case Studies.
9. Dynamic 3D Problems.
9.1 Derivation of Element Equations: The Collocation Method.