(3) A description for a course "Introduction to Finance (using Mathematica)"These files (FinanceCourse.zip) describe a first year & first semester course in elementary finance, using Mathematica.
Students will have to renew their knowledge and skills of mathematics, and learn Mathematica, but all of this withiin the motivating context of, and targetted to, elementary finance.
NB. The software (freely downloadable from my website) of “The Economics Pack. Applications to Mathematica” (thus, not the printed User Guide) now contains (in the Help Browser) three example exams for this course, with their questions, answers and grading. These examples show perhaps more directly how the tedium of calculation can be taken over by Mathematica, both for students and teachers alike.
The course description originated in 2001. I had been teaching an earlier
course for some years and the results were disappointing for all parties
involved. The idea of this new course description is to combine the
theoretical and practical insights of didactics with the possibilities
of Mathematica. Note, though, that I switched to another job in
2002, so that this is only a course description that has not yet been put
Thomas Cool, April 2005
PM. For higher level courses in financial mathematics, see for example