Preface; 1. Single period models; 2. Binomial trees and discrete parameter martingales; 3. Brownian motion; 4. Stochastic calculus; 5. The Black-Scholes model; 6. Different payoffs; 7. Bigger models; Bibliography and further reading; Notation; Index.
A text for first courses in financial calculus; lots of examples and exercises, first published in 2002.
' ... being relatively short and a paperback must make it appealing to students and those who need a quick introduction to the material. ... nicely produced and elegantly laid out. I would consider adopting it as a text for a course in this topic. Publication of the International Statistical Institute 'This is a well written textbook which should be suitable for final year undergraduate and first year graduate students having some background in probability theory.' Klaus Schruger, Zentralblatt MATH ' ... this is a very well-organized text that makes it easy to learn.' Journal of the Royal Statistical Society '... it was necessary to supply the framework of the book with some theory of stochastic analysis and to provide a mathematical explanation of the notions used.' EMS Newsletter