Financial Derivatives/Notions of Probability Theory

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Notions of Probability Theory[edit | edit source]

Here we introduce the notions of probability theory essential for the understanding of the book. The interested reader is referred to more thorough accounts of probability theory.

Useful distributions[edit | edit source]

Discrete distributions[edit | edit source]

For a thourough list of discrete distributions and their properties the interested reader is referred to Wikipedia on discrete distributions.

Binomial Distribution[edit | edit source]

The binomial distribution of parameters and

Poisson distribution[edit | edit source]

The poisson distribution with parameter , the intensity

Continuous distributions[edit | edit source]