With more and more physicists and physics students exploring the possibility of utilizing their advanced math skills for a career in the finance industry, this much-needed book quickly introduces them to fundamental and advanced finance principles and methods.
Quantitative Finance for Physicists provides a short, straightforward introduction for those who already have a background in physics. Find out how fractals, scaling, chaos, and other physics concepts are useful in analyzing financial time series. Learn about key topics in quantitative finance such as option pricing, portfolio management, and risk measurement. This book provides the basic knowledge in finance required to enable readers with physics backgrounds to move successfully into the financial industry.
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Dr. Anatoly.B. Schmidt holds M.S. and Ph.D. in Physics from Latvian
University, Riga. For more than 10 years, Dr. Schmidt was the lead
modeling scientist at the Latvian Center for Biological, Medical, and
Ecological Research. In the 90s, he was engaged for several years in
development of computational chemistry software and in its applications
to life sciences. His research interests include modeling "of
anything", from biological processes to financial markets. His major
fields of expertise are the statistical physics, in particular, the
theory of fluids, (poly)electrolytes and plasmas, the solvation theory
and its applications in biology, and, most recently, quantitative
finance. Dr. Schmidt is the author of the book "Statistical
thermodynamics of classical plasmas" (Energoatomizdat, Moscow, 1991),
and more than 40 publications in biophysics, statistical and chemical
physics, and econophysics. Dr. A.B. Schmidt has been a financial data
analyst since 1997.