Basic Concepts and Examples in Finance

  • Monique JeanblancEmail author
  • Marc Yor
  • Marc Chesney
Part of the Springer Finance book series (FINANCE)


In this chapter, we present briefly the main concepts in mathematical finance as well as some straightforward applications of stochastic calculus for continuous-path processes. We study in particular the general principle for valuation of contingent claims, the Feynman-Kac approach, the Ornstein-Uhlenbeck and Vasicek processes, and, finally, the pricing of European options.


Interest Rate Brownian Motion Risky Asset Contingent Claim Dividend Yield 
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© Springer-Verlag London 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dépt. MathématiquesUniversité d’EvryEvryFrance
  2. 2.Labo. Probabilités et Modèles AléatoiresUniversité Paris VIParisFrance
  3. 3.Inst. Schweizerisches Bankwesen (ISB)Universität ZürichZürichSwitzerland

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