The Physics of Wall Street: A Brief History of Predicting the Unpredictableby James Owen Weatherall
“Weatherall probes an epochal shift in financial strategizing with lucidity, explaining how it occurred and what it means for modern finance.”—Peter Galison, author of Einstein’s Clocks, Poincare’s Maps
After the economic meltdown of 2008, many pundits placed the blame on “complex financial instruments” and the/i>
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I had heard about some of the connections between physics and finance in school, and this book helped to fill in a lot of the blank spots. It was easy to read. It focused on the history of these connections, which is OK, because you can get the technical details in other places, some of which are listed in the book. Also, could someone from B&N check out the functionality of this recommendation part of the web page? I couldn't simply write a recommendation and submit it; I had to work to shoehorn this recommendation into the system.