Mathematics of Finance: An Introduction
Dublin City University
Area of Study
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits2
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units3
Hours & Credits
MS216 aims to provide students with a grounding in elements of financial mathematics and its related applications, particularly the calculation of present and accumulated values for various streams of cash flows. Applications will include the use of a variety of annuity functions in loan calculations and investment project appraisal problems.
1. Show how interest rates or discount rates may be expressed in terms of different time periods.
2. Calculate the present value and the accumulated value of a stream of equal or unequal payments using specified rates of interest, and the net present value at a real rate of interest, assuming a constant rate of inflation.
3. Define and use the more important compound interest functions including annuities certain.
4. Define an equation of value.
5. Describe how a loan may be repaid by regular instalments of interest and capital.
6. Apply discounted cashflow techniques to solve investment project appraisal problems.
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