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Great Formulas Explained Physics Mathematics Economics

Author : Metin Bektas
ISBN : 1520971141
Genre : Economics
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In this book you will find some of the greatest and most useful formulas that the fields of physics, mathematics and economics have brought forth. Each formula is explained gently and in great detail, including a discussion of all the quantities involved and examples that will make clear how and where to apply it. On top of that, there are plenty of illustrations that support the explanations and make the reading experience even more vivid.The book covers a wide range of topics: acoustics, explosions, hurricanes, pipe flow, car traffic, gravity, satellites, roller coasters, flight, conservation laws, trigonometry, equations, inflation, loans, and many more. From the author of "Physics! In Quantities and Examples" and "Introduction to Stars: Spectra, Formation, Evolution, Collapse".Volume II is now available under the title "More Great Formulas Explained".

The Physics Of Wall Street

Author : James Owen Weatherall
ISBN : 9780547618296
Genre : Business & Economics
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A look inside the world of “quants” and how science can (and can’t) predict financial markets: “Entertaining and enlightening” (The New York Times). After the economic meltdown of 2008, Warren Buffett famously warned, “beware of geeks bearing formulas.” But while many of the mathematicians and software engineers on Wall Street failed when their abstractions turned ugly in practice, a special breed of physicists has a much deeper history of revolutionizing finance. Taking us from fin-de-siècle Paris to Rat Pack–era Las Vegas, from wartime government labs to Yippie communes on the Pacific coast, James Owen Weatherall shows how physicists successfully brought their science to bear on some of the thorniest problems in economics, from options pricing to bubbles. The crisis was partly a failure of mathematical modeling. But even more, it was a failure of some very sophisticated financial institutions to think like physicists. Models—whether in science or finance—have limitations; they break down under certain conditions. And in 2008, sophisticated models fell into the hands of people who didn’t understand their purpose, and didn’t care. It was a catastrophic misuse of science. The solution, however, is not to give up on models; it’s to make them better. This book reveals the people and ideas on the cusp of a new era in finance, from a geophysicist using a model designed for earthquakes to predict a massive stock market crash to a physicist-run hedge fund earning 2,478.6% over the course of the 1990s. Weatherall shows how an obscure idea from quantum theory might soon be used to create a far more accurate Consumer Price Index. The Physics of Wall Street will change how we think about our economic future. “Fascinating history . . . Happily, the author has a gift for making complex concepts clear to lay readers.” —Booklist

The Book Of Forces

Author : Metin Bektas
ISBN : 1520947046
Genre : Casimir effect
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Forces make the world go 'round - literally. This book provides a quick and easy-to-understand introduction to the quantity force and an overview of the many types of forces that shape our universe. Besides enlightening and down-to-earth explanations, you'll find plenty of detailed exercises demonstrating how the concepts and formulas can be applied to real-world situations. Knowledge of high school algebra is sufficient to follow the calculations. For more information, check out the table of contents.From the author of "Physics! In Quantities and Examples", "Introduction to Stars: Spectra, Formation, Evolution, Collapse" and the "Great Formulas Explained" series.

Mathematical Analysis Of Physical Problems

Author : Philip Russell Wallace
ISBN : 9780486646763
Genre : Science
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This mathematical reference for theoretical physics employs common techniques and concepts to link classical and modern physics. It provides the necessary mathematics to solve most of the problems. Topics include the vibrating string, linear vector spaces, the potential equation, problems of diffusion and attenuation, probability and stochastic processes, and much more. 1972 edition.

Seventeen Equations That Changed The World

Author : Ian Stewart
ISBN : 9781847657695
Genre : Mathematics
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From Newton's Law of Gravity to the Black-Scholes model used by bankers to predict the markets, equations, are everywhere -- and they are fundamental to everyday life.Seventeen Equations that Changed the World examines seventeen ground-breaking equations that have altered the course of human history. He explores how Pythagoras's Theorem led to GPS and Satnav; how logarithms are applied in architecture; why imaginary numbers were important in the development of the digital camera, and what is really going on with Schrdinger's cat. Entertaining, surprising and vastly informative, Seventeen Equations that Changed the World is a highly original exploration -- and explanation -- of life on earth.

More Heat Than Light

Author : Philip Mirowski
ISBN : 9781107717183
Genre : Business & Economics
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More Heat Than Light is a history of how physics has drawn some inspiration from economics and also how economics has sought to emulate physics, especially with regard to the theory of value. It traces the development of the energy concept in Western physics and its subsequent effect upon the invention and promulgation of neoclassical economics. Any discussion of the standing of economics as a science must include the historical symbiosis between the two disciplines. Starting with the philosopher Emile Meyerson's discussion of the relationship between notions of invariance and causality in the history of science, the book surveys the history of conservation principles in the Western discussion of motion. Recourse to the metaphors of the economy are frequent in physics, and the concepts of value, motion, and body reinforced each other throughout the development of both disciplines, especially with regard to practices of mathematical formalisation. However, in economics subsequent misuse of conservation principles led to serious blunders in the mathematical formalisation of economic theory. The book attempts to provide the reader with sufficient background in the history of physics in order to appreciate its theses. The discussion is technically detailed and complex, and familiarity with calculus is required.

Pricing The Future

Author : George G. Szpiro
ISBN : 9780465028153
Genre : Business & Economics
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Options have been traded for hundreds of years, but investment decisions were based on gut feelings until the Nobel Prize–winning discovery of the Black-Scholes options pricing model in 1973 ushered in the era of the “quants.” Wall Street would never be the same. In Pricing the Future, financial economist George G. Szpiro tells the fascinating stories of the pioneers of mathematical finance who conducted the search for the elusive options pricing formula. From the broker's assistant who published the first mathematical explanation of financial markets to Albert Einstein and other scientists who looked for a way to explain the movement of atoms and molecules, Pricing the Future retraces the historical and intellectual developments that ultimately led to the widespread use of mathematical models to drive investment strategies on Wall Street.

Math Dialogue Functions

Author : Metin Bektas
ISBN : 1520871767
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"Math Dialogue: Functions" is a very gentle introduction to the concept of the function, written in form of a dialogue. This is an ideal approach for students who would like to understand the basics, but are unsatisfied with the common textbook format. The book contains three lessons. The function, as well as related concepts such as the domain and the graph, are introduced in lesson one. Lesson two consists of a detailed look at linear functions. The final lesson deals with all aspects of quadratic functions. Whether you've been struggling or you just want to know what's going on - this book is for you.From the author of "Great Formulas Explained", "Statistical Snacks" and the "Math Shorts" series.

Econophysics And Financial Economics

Author : Franck Jovanovic
ISBN : 9780190205034
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What is econophysics? What makes an econophysicist? Why are financial economists reluctant to use results from econophysics? Can we overcome disputes concerning hypotheses used in financial economics and that make no sense for econophysicists? How can we create a profitable dialogue betweenfinancial economists and econophysicists? How do we develop a common theoretical framework allowing the creation of more efficient models for the financial industry? This book moves beyond the disciplinary frontiers in order to initiate the development of a common theoretical framework that makes sense for both traditionally trained financial economists and econophysicists. Unlike other publications dedicated to econophysics, this book is written by twofinancial economists and it situates econophysics in the evolution of financial economics. The major issues that concern the collaboration between the two fields are analyzed in detail. More specifically, this book explains the theoretical and methodological foundations of these two fields in anaccessible vocabulary providing the first extensive analytic comparison between models and results from both fields. The book also identifies the major conceptual gate-keepers that complicate dialogue between the two communities while it provides elements to overcome them. By mixing conceptual, historical, theoretical and formal arguments our analysis bridges the current deaf dialogue between financial economists and econophysicists. This book details the recent results in econophysics that bring it closer to financial economics. So doing, it identifies what remainsto be done for econophysicists to contribute significantly to financial economics. Beyond the clarification of the current situation, this book also proposes a generic model compatible with the two fields, defining minimal conditions for common models. Finally, this book provides a research agendafor a more fruitful collaboration between econophysicists and financial economists, creating new research opportunities. In this perspective, it lays the foundations for common theoretical framework and models.

Mathematical Tools For Economics And Finance With Mathematica Software

Author : Giovanni Masala
ISBN : 9788899459031
Genre : Computers
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Mathematica is a scientific software dedicated to symbolic and numerical calculus, developed by a team directed by Stephen Wolfram. The potential applications are extremely wide and may comprise, for example, pure and applied Mathematics, Statistics, Economics, Finance and Engineering. The first version 1.0 was published on 1988 while the current version 10.0 was released on 2014. Mathematica also permits to develop sophisticated program code thanks to its own syntax and besides, it can be used as a highly accurate text Editor. This book is a complete and up-to-date guide to Mathematica Software.Contents: Introduction, Linear Algebra, Functions of a real variable, Functions of several variables, Implicit funcions theorem, Unconstrained optimization, Constrained optimization, Ordinary differential equations and systems, Dynamic optmization, Stochastic calculus, Financial Applications, etc.

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