The physics of Wall Street : a brief history of predicting the unpredictable /

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Author / Creator:Weatherall, James Owen.
Imprint:Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.
Description:xviii, 286 p. ; 25 cm.
Language:English
Subject:Securities -- United States.
Securities.
Wall Street (New York, N.Y.)
New York (State) -- New York -- Wall Street.
United States.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/8956113
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ISBN:9780547317274
0547317271
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (p. [250]-268) and index.
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: Of Quants and Other Demons
  • 1. Primordial Seeds
  • 2. Swimming Upstream
  • 3. From Coastlines to Cotton Prices
  • 4. Beating the Dealer
  • 5. Physics Hits the Street
  • 6. The Prediction Company
  • 7. Tyranny of the Dragon King
  • 8. A New Manhattan Project
  • Epilogue: Send Physics, Math, and Money!
  • Acknowledgments
  • Notes
  • References
  • Index