Coursera - Mathematical Methods for Quantitative Finance
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Mathematical Methods for Quantitative Finance covers topics from calculus and linear algebra that are fundamental for the study of mathematical finance. Students successfully completing this course will be mathematically well prepared to study quantitative finance at the graduate level.

The Mathematical Methods for Quantitative Finance course reviews the mathematical methods fundamental for the study of quantitative and computational finance. The areas of focus include calculus and multivariable calculus, constrained and unconstrained optimization, and linear algebra.

Topics covered include the following:

Functions and inverse functions
Limits, derivatives, partial derivatives, and chain rule
Integrals and multiple integrals, changing the order of differentiation and integration
Taylor series approximations
Newton's method
Lagrange multiplier method
Vector and matrix arithmetic, determinants, eigenvalue-eigenvector decomposition, singular value decomposition
Numerical methods for optimization

Course goal:

Upon completion of the course students will know the fundamental mathematical concepts needed to effectively study quantitative finance areas such as fixed income, options and derivatives, portfolio optimization, and quantitative risk management.

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of the course students will:

Understand the concept of a limit, differentiation, and integration;
Be able to compute partial derivatives and multiple integrals;
Understand the utility of matrix decompositions;
Be able to use Lagrange multipliers to solve constrained optimization problems; and
Apply the above methods to problems arising in finance.


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