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Hardcover The Physics of Wall Street: A Brief History of Predicting the Unpredictable Book

ISBN: 0547317271

ISBN13: 9780547317274

The Physics of Wall Street: A Brief History of Predicting the Unpredictable

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After the economic meltdown of 2008, Warren Buffett famously warned, "beware of geeks bearing formulas." But as James Weatherall demonstrates, not all geeks are created equal. While many of the mathematicians and software engineers on Wall Street failed when their abstractions turned ugly in practice, a special breed of physicists has a much deeper history of revolutionizing finance. Taking us from fin-de-si cle Paris to Rat Pack-era Las Vegas, from...

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