Book Reviews on R. Seydel's Tools for Computational Finance
on the First Edition:
"... This is the kind of book you can read quickly, gaining a broad understanding of practical techniques of financial engineering. On the other hand, you can go through it slowly, working through all the examples and exercises in order to gain in-depth practical knowledge you can use on the job. Throughout the book, you will find citations for further reading. I highly recommend this book."
(was listed under "Best Books of 2002")
CHOICE Reviews, March 2003
"... Remarkably, Seydel addresses students of both mathematics and business, presumes only minimal background in either subject, yet ventures deep into the subject in little more than 200 pages... Highly recommended."
Physics Today, August 2003
"... Hull's book teaches how to write the equations and Seydel's teaches how to solve them".
SIAM Review 46, December 2004
"... This book is very easy to read and one can gain a quick snapshot of computational issues arising in financial mathematics. Reseachers or students of the mathematical sciences with an interest in finance will find this book a very helpful and gentle guide to the world of financial engineering".
ISI Short Book Reviews 2003
As it stands, the book makes an ideal (post) graduate course on computational finance. Numerous examples and exercises make the text also very useful for self-study.