Financial Mathematics is an exciting, emerging field of application. The five sets of course notes in this book provide a bird's eye view of the current "state of the art" and directions of research. For graduate students it will therefore serve as an introduction to the field while reseachers will find it a compact source of reference. The reader is expected to have a good knowledge of the basic mathematical tools corresponding to an introductory graduate level and sufficient familiarity with probabilistic methods, in particular stochastic analysis.
La personalidad del rey Felipe II y su estancia en El Escorial hicieron que se desarrollara en torno a él un período de esplendor en el campo del arte, la ciencia y las matemáticas que reflejaron la forma de vivir del monarca. Este libro recoge el espíritu de El Escorial a lo largo de sus 10 capítulos: El Escorial en cuerpo y alma; Felipe II, el hombre y el rey; La imagen de Felipe II en las artes; El Escorial, estereotomía de la piedra; Génesis de las medidas de El Escorial. Herodoto y la cuestión del codo bíblico; Los aparejadores y las técnicas constructivas empleadas en El Escorial; Las colecciones científicas de Felipe II en El Escorial; Astronomía en la época de Felipe II: modelos teóricos y aplicaciones; Nutrición en el s.XVI, la cocina de Felipe II; Matemáticas áulicas en El Escorial.
Maurice Gross, who died in December 2001, was a pioneer and leading thinker in the field of modern linguistics. Long before computers could facilitate large-scale, lexically-based language study, he and his team began building an exhaustive, empirically-based inventory of the "lexicon-grammar" of French which, thirty years later, still remains the most complete syntax-based lexicon available. Researchers all over the world have adopted the Gross model of description, which serves as a computational model for any language. As can be seen in the contributions in this volume, it has been applied to languages as different as Arabic, Chinese, English, Greek or Korean (as well as the major Romance languages, of course). In this volume the reader will also find a number of articles by eminent linguists who were close friends of Maurice Gross, and frequently in dialogue with him on linguistic issues. No matter whether they shared his theoretical views, or his particular empirical methods of description, they each had great respect for his work, especially for the close-grained linguistic analysis which has set a benchmark for future generations.