Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.
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This subject is not offered in 2014.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 36 hours comprising one 2-hour lecture per week and one 1-hour practice class per week. |
Total Time Commitment:
3 contact hours and 7 hours private study per week.
Both of the following, or equivalent.
Study Period Commencement:
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For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements for this entry.
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This subject provides an introduction to stochastic calculus and mathematics of financial derivatives. Stochastic calculus is essentially a theory of integration of a stochastic process with respect to another stochastic process, created for situations where conventional integration will not be possible. Apart from being an interesting and deep mathematical theory, stochastic calculus has been used with great success in numerous application areas, from engineering and control theory to mathematical biology, theory of cognition and financial mathematics.
After completing this subject students should:
The assessment is based on two assignments worth 10% each and a final 3-hour examination worth 80%. The total amount of written work required for all assignments will not exceed 40 pages.
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F. Klebaner. Introduction to stochastic calculus with applications, 2nd edn. Imperial College Press, London (2005)
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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In addition to learning specific skills that will assist students in their future careers in science, they will have the opportunity to develop generic skills that will assist them in any future career path. These include:
Doctor of Philosophy - Business and Economics |
Master of Commerce (Finance)
Master of Philosophy - Engineering
Master of Science (Mathematics and Statistics)
Mathematics and Statistics |
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