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Quantitative Analysis
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Numerical Analysis
C++ Multithreading
Python for Excel
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I. Basic math.
1. Conditional probability.
A. Definition of conditional probability.
B. A bomb on a plane.
C. Dealing a pair in the "hold' em" poker.
D. Monty-Hall problem.
E. Two headed coin drawn from a bin of fair coins.
F. Randomly unfair coin.
G. Recursive Bayesian calculation.
H. Birthday problem.
I. Backward induction.
J. Conditional expectation. Filtration. Flow of information. Stopping time.
2. Normal distribution.
3. Brownian motion.
4. Poisson process.
5. Ito integral.
6. Ito calculus.
7. Change of measure.
8. Girsanov's theorem.
9. Forward Kolmogorov's equation.
10. Backward Kolmogorov's equation.
11. Optimal control, Bellman equation, Dynamic programming.
II. Pricing and Hedging.
III. Explicit techniques.
IV. Data Analysis.
V. Implementation tools.
VI. Basic Math II.
VII. Implementation tools II.
VIII. Bibliography
Notation. Index. Contents.

Recursive Bayesian calculation.

wo identically looking black boxes hold two balls each. One of the boxes holds two black balls and the other box holds one black and one white ball. We randomly fix our attention on one of the boxes. We repeatedly take out one of the balls at random and then put it back. Suppose we did it $2$ times and each time this happens to be a black ball. What is the probability of recovering the white ball at the $3$ -rd draw?

We introduce a random variable $\theta:$ MATH Denote as MATH the conditional distribution of $\theta$ after the $i$ -th draw. The variable MATH ( $w$ =white ball, $b$ =black ball) is the result of the $i$ -th draw.

Before the first draw we have the distribution MATH Hence, by the formula ( Total probability rule ), MATH MATH MATH We compute the MATH via the formula ( Inversion_remark ) MATH MATH We repeat the procedure for the draw 2: MATH MATH MATH MATH MATH We finally compute the probability for the third draw: MATH MATH

Notation. Index. Contents.

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