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Welcome to the course! The schedule for the course can be found in TimeEdit.

01-08: Lecture notes, program and info on the assignments added

01-10: Info on exam added, see here

01-22: Students representatinves added, see here

01-25: I uploaded a version of the lecture notes with hyperlinks, which is more suitable for reading on a computer/tablet. The text is exacly the same as the version without the hyperlinks. See here

02-12: I uploaded a list of errata for the lecture notes, see here. Note in particular errata n. 15 !!!

03-05: IMP!! A new version of the lecture notes with the typos corrected is now available here

03-15: Solution to the exam on Tuesday 13 March (pdf)

**Course coordinator: Simone Calogero (calogero@chalmers.se). Office L2091**

Student representatives:

MPENM adityab@student.chalmers.se ADITYA BHADRAVATHI SRIDHARA

MPENM sanjan@student.chalmers.se SANDRA JANSSON

MPCAS fabmik@student.chalmers.se FABIAN MIKULASCH

Utbyte eric.moebius@gmx.de ERIC MÖBIUS

Day |
Time | Contents | Room |
---|---|---|---|

Måndag 01-15 |
13:15-15:00 |
Chapter 1-2 | MVF21 |

Onsdag 01-17 |
10:00-11:45 |
Chapter 2-3 | Pascal |

Torsdag 01-18 |
15:15-17:00 |
Chapter 3-4 | Pascal |

Fredag 01-19 |
13:15-15:00 |
Chapter 4 | MVF21 |

Måndag 01-22 | 13:15-15:00 | Chapter 5 | MVF21 |

Onsdag 01-24 | 10:00-11:45 | Chapter 5 | Pascal |

Torsdag 01-25 | 15:15-17:00 | Chapter 5 | Pascal |

Fredag 01-26 | 13:15-15:00 | Chapter 5 | MVF21 |

Måndag 01-29 | 13:15-15:00 | Sec. 6.1-6.2 | MVF21 |

Onsdag 01-31 | 10:00-11:45 | Sec. 6.3 | Pascal |

Torsdag 02-01 | NO LECTURE | ********************** | ********* |

Fredag 02-02 | 13:15-15:00 | Sec. 6.4 | MVF21 |

Måndag 02-05 | 13:15-15:00 | Sec. 6.5 | MVF21 |

Onsdag 02-07 | 10:00-11:45 | Sec. 6.5 | Pascal |

Torsdag 02-08 | 15:15-17:00 | Sec. 6.8 | Pascal |

Fredag 02-09 | 13:15-15:00 | Sec. 6.8 | MVF21 |

Måndag 02-12 | 13:15-15:00 | Sec. 6.6 | MVF21 |

Onsdag 02-14 | 10:00-11:45 | Sec. 6.6 | Pascal |

Torsdag 02-15 | 15:15-17:00 | Sec. 6.7 | Pascal |

Fredag 02-16 | 13:15-15:00 | Sec. 6.7 | MVF21 |

Måndag 02-19 | NO LECTURE | *********************** | ********* |

Onsdag 02-21 | 10:00-11:45 | Project assistance | My office |

Torsdag 02-22 | 15:15-17:00 | Project assistance | My office |

Fredag 02-23 | 13:15-15:00 | Project assistance | My office |

Måndag 02-26 | 13:15-15:00 | Sec. 6.9 | MVF21 |

Onsdag 02-28 | 10:00-11:45 | Sec. 6.9 | Pascal |

Torsdag 03-01 | 15.15-17:00 | Appendix 6.C | Pascal |

Fredag 03-02 | 13:15-15:00 | Appendix 6.C | MVF21 |

whose solution can be found at the end of each chapter. We shall go trough the solution of some of

these exercises during the course.

In the last week all solutions in Appendix 6.C will be reviewed (except 6.10)

**Learning MATLAB**, Tobin A. Driscoll *ISBN:
978-0-898716-83-2 (The book is published by SIAM). *

The learning goals of the course can be found in the course plan.

The are two types of assignments:

- Exercises:
There are 9 exercises in the lecture notes which are marked with the
symbol (☆). The assignment consists in finding these
exercises and solve them.

Bonus points: Max. 2 points. Deadline for submission: February 2nd

- Matlab project: One of the two projects at the end of Chapter 6, namely The Asian Option (app. 6.A) or the CEV model (app. 6.B).

Bonus points: Max. 2 points. Deadline for submission: March 2ndRemarks:

(1) The assignments are not compulsary, although strongly recommended

(2) The assignments can be carried out in groups of max. 3 students

(3) On week 6th of the course there will be no lecture, so that you can focus on writing your project.

I will be in my office during the lectures hours to answer your questions and help you with the project

The exam is on March 13 2018, h.8.30

The test comprises 15 points and to pass at least 6 points are required

- at GU a result greater than or equal to 11 points is graded VG;

- at Chalmers a result greater than or equal to 9 points and
smaller than 12 points is graded 4 and a result greater than or equal
to 12 points is graded 5.

The assigments give max. 4 points

The test is divided in three parts, each one giving a maximum of 5 points.

One part will be of theoretical nature and will require to prove one or more of the following theorems (max. 4 points) :

Theorem 6.1, Theorem 6.2, Theorem 6.4, Theorem 6.8, Theorem 6.10, Theorem 6.12, Theorem 6.13, Theorem 6.14, Theorem 6.16, Theorem 6.19, Theorem 6.20, Theorem 6.21, Theorem 6.24

and to provide and explain one of the following definitions (max. 1 point):

Definition 6.1, Definition 6.2, Definition 6.3, Definition 6.5, Definition 6.6, Definition 6.8, Definition 6.10, Definition 6.11

Remarks:

(i) If in the exam it is asked to prove theorem X and the proof requires the result of theorem Y, you don't need to prove also Y

(ii)
When asked to prove one of the above theorems, the question does not
necessarily contain the exact statement as it appears in the lecture
notes. For instance, a question asking to prove theorem 6.20 could read
like "Show that, under appropriate assumptions, it is never optimal to
exercise an American call prior to maturity".

(iii) The explanation of the definition need not be the same as in the lecture notes. You can use your own intuition.

The other two parts consists of exercises; the exercise(s) in the second part will be taken from Appendix 6.C

In Chalmers Student Portal you can read about when exams are given and what rules apply on exams at Chalmers. In addition to that, there is a schedule when exams are given for courses at University of Gothenburg.

Before the exam, it is important that you sign up for the
examination. If you study at Chalmers, you will do this by the
Chalmers Student Portal, and if you study at University of
Gothenburg, you sign up via GU's
Student Portal.

At the exam, you should be able to show valid identification.

After the exam has been graded, you can see your results in Ladok by logging on to your Student portal.

**At the annual (regular) examination: **

When it is practical, a separate review is arranged. The date of
the review will be announced here on the course homepage. Anyone
who can not participate in the review may thereafter retrieve
and review their exam at the Mathematical
Sciences Student office. Check that you have the right
grades and score. Any complaints about the marking must be
submitted in writing at the office, where there is a form to
fill out.

** At re-examination: **

Exams are reviewed and retrieved at the Mathematical
Sciences Student office. Check that you have the right
grades and score. Any complaints about the marking must be
submitted in writing at the office, where there is a form to
fill out.

March 2017 (pdf), June 2017 (pdf), August 2017 (pdf)

The solutions can be found in the lecture notes, Appendix 6.C