6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL
Postgraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
- First semester 2017 (Day)
Doob's convergence theorem. Optional sampling theorem. Discrete Stochastic integral. Martingale inequalities such as Doob and Burkholder-Davis-Gundy inequalities. Bucy-Kalman filter. Applications to finance. Option pricing - discrete Black-Scholes formula. Control theory.
On completion of this unit students will be able to:
- Develop specialised mathematical knowledge and skills within the theory of martingales.
- Apply sophisticated stochastic modelling skills within a variety of contexts, from population biology to finance to management science, and more.
- Apply critical thinking to problems in discrete-time stochastic processes in general, and in the theory of discrete-time martingales in particular.
- Formulate expert solutions to practical financial, engineering or scientific problems using specialised cognitive and technical skills within the theory of discrete-time martingales.
Weekly homework: 15% + Assignments: 15% + Examination: 70%
Two 1.5 -hour lectures and one 1-hour tutorial per week
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MTH3241 (or equivalent)
Only students enrolled in the Master of Financial Mathematics can enrol in this unit. Exceptions can be made with permission from the unit co-ordinator.