Mastering Financial Mathematics
in Microsoft® Excel
A Practical Guide For Business Calculations
By Alastair L. Day
Financial Times / Prentice Hall
367 pages, Illustrated, 7" x 9 ½"
$54.99 Paper Original
There are a number of books on financial mathematics, which either discuss the
methods or use HP financial calculators. Using HP calculators is slow and prone
to error and the variables cannot be seen once entered. Since most financial
managers have Excel on their desk, it is more efficient to solve the problems
on spreadsheets and gain the benefits of layout and more comprehensive information.
Day provides a set of tools and methods to apply to Excel for solving mathematical
problems. This is a practical guide with exercises and solutions throughout.
" A practical guide to using Excel for financial mathematics ideal for both
financial managers and business students.
" Improve your abilities with Excel and produce solutions to your financial
" Encludes a library of templates, exercises and solutions as an illustration
of the methods.
Author Alastair Day has worked in the finance industry for 20 years in
treasury and marketing functions. In 1990 he established Systematic Finance
as a consultancy and financial lessor concentrating on the computer and communications
industries. Alastair has a degree in Economics and German from London University,
an MBA from the Open University Business School, and is an associate lecturer
in corporate finance with the OUBS.
He is the successful author of several books including Mastering financial Modelling,
Mastering Risk Modelling and The Financial Director's Guide to Purchasing Leasing
published by the Financial Times Prentice Hall and a range of software products.
In addition, he develops and presents public and in-house courses on a range
of topics including financial modelling, leasing, credit and cash flow analysis,
and other corporate finance topics.
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