Assignments:
- January 14:
- January 19:
- Read section entitled "Using PowerPoint"
- Start preparing a PowerPoint slide to introduce your team
- January 21:
- Read description of project 1
- Read section entitled "Team Reports"
- Prepare your team's preliminary oral report
(worth 10% of your team's grade)
- January 26:
- Start reading section on "Basic Probability"
- Read section entitled "Hand-In Homework"
- Do Exercise 1
- January 28:
- Read section on "Basic Probability" up to Properties: page 10
- Do Exercise 2
- January 31:
- Finish reading section on "Basic Probability"
- Turn in your first homework.
Your paper should be in Word format and all symbols and formulas
should be word-processed.
- February 2:
- Read sections on "Word Processing Mathematics" and
"Summation Notation"
- February 4:
- Turn in your second homework.
Your paper should be in Word format and all symbols and formulas
should be word-processed. The purpose of the first three problems is to
check that you are familiar with the use of symbols and equation editor.
For these problems, you just have to type the formulas in the box.
- Start reading section on "Expected value"
- February 11:
- Turn in your third homework.
Your paper should be in Word format and all symbols and formulas
should be word-processed.
- Read sections on "Expected Value" and "Database Functions"
NOTE: From now on, I assume you will read the text on a regular
basis.
- February 21:
- Turn in your fourth homework.
Your paper should be in Word format and all symbols and formulas
should be word-processed.
- February 25:
- March 3:
- Turn in your fifth homework.
Your paper should be in Word format
and all symbols and formulas should be word-processed.
- March 6:
- Reports on Project 1.
Teams 2 and 7.
- March 8:
- Reports on Project 1.
Teams 6, 3 and 5.
- March 6:
- Reports on Project 1.
Teams 1 and 4.
- March 22:
- Preliminary report on
project 2. Each team should do the following:
- Visit the class web site
and get the information on their
particular option. This includes:
- the name and ticker symbol of their stock
- the starting date of their option
- the number of years of historical data that will be
used in pricing the option
- the number of weeks for which the option is to run, as
well as its strike price
- the risk-free interest rate of a US Treasury
Bill for the same period as the option
- Visit the site http://chart.yahoo.com/d and download the historical
data for their stock
- Get the weekly close of the stock on the starting
date of the option
- Prepare an Excel file with the historical data and
compute the ratios of successive weekly (adjusted) closes
- Prepare a short PowerPoint presentation to
describe their project. You should also have your Excel file
handy on the day of the presentation. You will have to
show that you correctly downloaded the historical data
and correctly computed the weekly ratios.
- March 31:
- Turn in your sixth homework.
Your paper should be in Word format
and all symbols and formulas should be word-processed.
- April 7:
- Turn in your seventh homework.
Your paper should be in Word format
and all symbols and formulas should be word-processed.
Note: For Exercise #2 (Histograms), show the first 12
rows of cells as well as the first 12 rows for the Suburban Plant.
- April 14:
- Turn in your eighth homework.
Your paper should be in Word format
and all symbols and formulas should be word-processed.
Note: For Exercise #1(iii) (Random Samples), show your
results in the form of a table giving the sample numbers,
the sample contents as well as their means.
- April 21:
- Turn in your last homework.
Your paper should be in Word format
and all symbols and formulas should be word-processed.
Note: For Exercise #1(iii) (Random Samples), show your
results in the form of a table giving the sample numbers,
the sample contents as well as their means.
- April 24:
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