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The Resource Sketches in quantitative finance : a translation of Bachelier's Le jeu, la chance et le hasard, Edward Harding

Sketches in quantitative finance : a translation of Bachelier's Le jeu, la chance et le hasard, Edward Harding

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Sketches in quantitative finance : a translation of Bachelier's Le jeu, la chance et le hasard
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Sketches in quantitative finance
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a translation of Bachelier's Le jeu, la chance et le hasard
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Edward Harding
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eng
Summary
Forgotten amidst the dusty archives of French technical literature lies a delightful little gem written by Louis Bachelier in 1914 entitled Le Jeu, la chance et le hasard, or The Game, Luck and Randomness. Popular in pre-World War I France, Le Jeu... offered the general reader of the time original insights into quantifiable patterns found in both casino games and financial markets; it was perhaps one of the first "how to get rich quick" books. But its popularity did not survive the early 20th century upheavals in Europe and it was never translated and published into English. The book in hand, Sketches in Quantitative Finance, is the only known English translation of Le Jeu, la chance et le hasard. It attempts to be a technically precise, word for word, translation of Bachelier's work, preserving his original tone and his refreshingly readable (albeit quirky) style of writing. While this translation's entertainment value is enhanced by the frequent nuggets of knowledge of Bachelier's mathematical perspectives, perhaps the greater pleasure to the English reader will be to experience a freshly exposed artifact of scientific philosophy
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1870-1946
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Bachelier, Louis
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Finance
  • Gambling
  • Probabilities
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adult
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Sketches in quantitative finance : a translation of Bachelier's Le jeu, la chance et le hasard, Edward Harding
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9780995671799
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MWT14780556
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14780556
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Sketches in quantitative finance : a translation of Bachelier's Le jeu, la chance et le hasard, Edward Harding
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT14780556
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780995671799
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT14780556
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
14780556
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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