3.0 Hours; 3.0 Credits

Finite difference methods are discussed and implemented for valuating derivative securities such as plain vanilla European and American options, Bermudan options and barrier options. Numerical linear algebra methods used for finite difference solvers, including LU and Cholesky decompositions and iterative (Jacobi, Gauss-Siedel, SOR, and PSOR) methods are also implemented.

Prerequisite: None