Financial eBooks

I got myself one of them Kindle 3 things.
Having spent 15 years writing on financial stuff, I decided to convert some to an eBook format -- for the Kindle.
I tried to delete links to Internet web sites and massage the format a mite so it'd look respectable on the Kindle.
Sometimes I succeeded ... and sometimes not.
Sometimes there are vague references to spreadsheets
The collection of Excel spreadsheets is here.   There's also a partial list here.
Nevertheless, I reckon they're (sort of) readable.
The Kindle 3 is grayscale -- yet many diagrams are meant to be in colour, eh?
So ya gotta use yer imagination.

Here's a list of what's available (as of August 30, 2010). Note: Click on the to see the Internet version:
Technical Analysis  
Return Distributions  
Value at Risk  
Candlesticks  
Spearman Correlation  
Omega  
Zweig  
Efficient Frontier(s)  
a Magic Sum  
Slice & Dice  
Beta  
Drawdown  
Sortino Ratio  
Hikkake Candlesticks  
Williams %R  
Chaikin Oscillator  
Kurtosis  
Raff Regression  
Momentum  
Average Returns  
a Modified Bollinger  
Predictors  
Missing Days  
Hi-Lo Oscillator  
Gain-Loss Spread  
Parabolic Fit  
Random Walks  
Monte Carlo  
Fractals  
more Fractals  


P.S. On the kindle, Landscape mode is (probably) best.

Portrait mode

Landscape mode


eBook Novels

I've written a few novels, some finished, some "in progress".

Since eBooks have become such a big thing, I figured I should make mine available(in .prc format)
so (hopefully?) they can be read by eBook readers.

Anyway, the ones that are finished are here (in ebook format):
Whither Willow?
Horror
the Runner
Sci Fi
the World of Sharlain
Fantasy
Digger the Worm
Children's Story

The ones that are incomplete are here:
Weed
Medical Thriller
Pink
Mystery


eBook Odds n Ends

I've also written a few things that piqued my interest and thought that others might enjoy 'em.

They're here (in ebook format) -- click on the to see the Internet version:
Optical Disks  
Deja Vu  
Polling  
Relativity  
Small World  
Membrane Theory  
Membrane Theory: Pt 2  

Then there's:
History of Computers  
History of the Internet  
TV Stuff  
Pixels  

And this:
Blood Sugar  
Glycemic stuff  
and
the Hutchison Effect  
Elections  
and
Plate Tectonics  


eBooks on Calculus

Okay, a few lectures on the Calculus, in pdf format. Just download 'em as is (with a right-click). Kindle will read 'em.

Calculus 1  
Calculus 2  
Calculus 3  
Calculus 4  

TABLE OF CONTENTS 1 & 2

EXAMPLE PROBLEMS
ASSORTED PROBLEMS
LECTURE 0
    SOME BASICS
    NUMBERS ... and INFINITY
            5/0 is NOT a number
            Infinity is NOT a number
    INEQUALITIES
    FUNCTIONS
            vertical line test
            functions and their domain
    ABSOLUTE VALUES
            To plot y = | f(x) |
    SOME TRIG IDENTITIES
            the RADIAN measure of an angle
    SOME TRIG GRAPHS
    SOME GEOMETRY
    LOGARITHMS and EXPONENTIALS
            exponential functions
            logarithmic function
    ODDS 'n' ENDS
            geometric series
    SIGMA NOTATION
    MAPLE
LECTURE 1
    LIMITS
    LIMIT RULES
    ONE SIDED LIMITS
LECTURE 2
    INFINITE LIMITS
    ASYMPTOTES
    CONTINUOUS FUNCTIONS
LECTURE 3
    TECHNIQUES FOR EVALUATING LIMITS WHEN THE "RULES" DON'T APPLY
            The form infinity/infinity
            The form infinity - infinity
            The form ??
            Reduce the given limit to one you know
            to make tea
            the SQUEEZE THEOREM
            the graph of y = f(x) sin x
LECTURE 4
    the DERIVATIVE
    DIFFERENTIATION RULES
    the CHAIN RULE
    HIGHER DERIVATIVES
            concave up
            concave down
            the Logistic Equation
            velocity
            acceleration
LECTURE 5
    IMPLICIT DIFFERENTIATION & TRANSCENDENTAL FUNCTIONS
    IMPLICIT DIFFERENTIATION
            the slope at a point (x,y)
            greatest integer function
            trig, exponential and log functions
            weird limits
    the TRIG FUNCTIONS and their derivatives
    the EXPONENTIAL and LOG functions
            ln x
LECTURE 6
    INVERSE FUNCTIONS
            horizontal line test
    TESTING TO SEE IF A FUNCTION HAS AN INVERSE
            Examples of Inverses
            the Derivative of an Exponential Function
    LOGARITHMIC DIFFERENTIATION
            About Exponential Growth
            About the number e
    ODDS 'n' ENDS ON CURVE SKETCHING
            Even and Odd Functions
            Quick&Dirty Curve Sketching
LECTURE 7
    MORE ON INVERSE FUNCTIONS
            the INVERSE TANGENT
            the INVERSE SINE
            restricting the domain
            Check the dimensions
            the limit of ??
            y = sin x with x in DEGREES
LECTURE 8
    ABSOLUTE MAXIMUM AND MINIMUM
            closed interval
            critical point
    RELATIVE MAXIMA and MINIMA
            First Derivative Test
            give it a name and use it!
            Snell's law
LECTURE 9
    RELATED RATE PROBLEMS
LECTURE 10
    The TANGENT LINE APPROXIMATION
            Rule of 72
    POLYNOMIAL APPROXIMATIONS
            quadratic approximation
            cubic approximation
            quartic approximation
            "best" linear approximation
LECTURE 11
    NEWTON'S METHOD for finding roots
            a computer algebra system
            The error goes to zero!
            What is the annual rate of return from this mutual fund?
            a computer spreadsheet
    DIFFICULTIES WITH NEWTON'S METHOD
            Pick a reasonable value for x1
LECTURE 12
    L'HPITAL'S RULE
            the form 0/0
            the infinity/infinity form
            Interpretation of a Limiting Value
LECTURE 13
    POLAR COORDINATES
            a distance and a direction
            polar curves
            y2 = f(x)
    INTERSECTION OF POLAR CURVES


End of Calculus 1
LECTURE 14
            the AREA UNDER A CURVE
            the SUM of rectangles
    the DEFINITE INTEGRAL
            a Riemann SUM
    PROPERTIES of the DEFINITE INTEGRAL
    THE FUNDAMENTAL THEOREM
            the "area function"
    an ANTIDERIVATIVE
            constant of integration
LECTURE 15
    DEFINITE INTEGRATION
            "negative" areas
            elemental areas
            47,000,000 elemental rectangles
            The error in area
LECTURE 16
    AREAS IN POLAR COORDINATES
    AREA SWEPT OUT BY THE RADIUS
            this "swept out" business. Sounds like a broom
            check it for reasonableness
LECTURE 17
    TECHNIQUES OF INTEGRATION
    THE METHOD OF SUBSTITUTION
            "next to dx"
            integration is an ART
            Heaviside calculus
            Shift Theorem
    INTEGRATION BY PARTS
            who's u and who's v
            the Ponzo function
            the lower limit
            the upper limit
LECTURE 18
    VOLUMES
            cut the solid into many very thin slices
            Volume of a cylinder
            Volume of a cone
    VOLUMES OF SOLIDS OF REVOLUTION
            the volume of a sphere
            the volume of a torus
            make a reasonable diagram
            the centre of area
    THE THEOREM OF PAPPUS
            the CENTROID
            The centroid of a triangle
LECTURE 19
            Volumes of solids of revolution using horizontal rectangles
            a cylindrical shell
            the volume of a "disc"
            guess who's the student?
            distance travelled
            whatzits per doodle
            The total work
            digging a well
            cost of manufacturing
            a reasonable approximation
    AVERAGE VALUE OF A FUNCTION
            an average temperature
            the "average height"
            average velocity
    A PARADOX
LECTURE 20
    IMPROPER INTEGRALS
    DEFINITION of an IMPROPER INTEGRAL
            f(x) must approach zero very rapidly
            Another Kind of Improper Integral
            f(x) must get small enough fast enough
    SOLUTIONS TO "ASSORTED PROBLEMS"

End of Calculus 2
TABLE OF CONTENTS 3 & 4

EXAMPLE PROBLEMS
ASSORTED PROBLEMS
LECTURE 1
    INTRODUCTION TO DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
    POPULATION GROWTH
            Logistic Equation
            The World's Simplest DE
            velocity and position
    SEPARABLE DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
            population of a species
            a certain species of clam
LECTURE 2
    MORE ON DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
            a Little Partial Fractions
            A spherical mothball
            population of clams
    EXPONENTIAL DECAY
            An Egyptian scroll
            the half-life
            Newton's Law of Cooling
LECTURE 3
    MORE ON DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
            Direction of Solutions
            following the direction
            the DE PORTRAIT
    LINEAR FIRST ORDER DEs
    INTEGRATING FACTOR
            the temperature of the object
            a nice trig identity!
LECTURE 4
    SEQUENCES AND SERIES
            Sequences
    PARTIAL SUMS
    SERIES
    the HARMONIC SERIES
LECTURE 5
    CONVERGENCE of SERIES
            A Test for Convergence of an Infinite Series
            series where every term is positive
            the nth term test
LECTURE 6
    ALTERNATING SERIES and ABSOLUTE CONVERGENCE
    ALTERNATING SERIES
            the terms must get smaller fast!
            the Alternating Harmonic Series
            "decrease to zero" means two things
            Estimating the Sum of a Convergent Alternating Series
    ABSOLUTE CONVERGENCE
LECTURE 7
    TAYLOR POLYNOMIALS and TAYLOR SERIES
    TAYLOR POLYNOMIALS
LECTURE 8
    INFINITE POWER SERIES
    TAYLOR SERIES
    the RATIO TEST
    RADIUS OF CONVERGENCE
            Maclaurin Series
    POWER SERIES
LECTURE 9
    MORE ON SERIES
            Estimating the Sum of an Alternating Taylor Series
            the error is less than the first neglected term
            magic of brackets
            Estimating the Sum of "Other" Taylor Series
LECTURE 10
    CURVES and PARAMETRIC EQUATIONS
            Plotting Parametric Curves
            Slope of the Tangent Line to a Parametric Curve
            think of the parameter "t" as time
            the velocity vector
LECTURE 11
    MORE ON PARAMETRIC REPRESENTATION OF CURVES
            the Tangent and Position Vectors
            the derivative of a vector
            Length of a Curve


End of Calculus 3

LECTURE 12
    SOME APPLICATIONS
            Polar Curves, revisited
    TRAPEZOIDAL RULE
            the CYCLOID
            xxxx
            the Straight Line
            that terrible curve
            an Astroid
LECTURE 13
    FUNCTIONS OF TWO VARIABLES
    LEVEL CURVES
            an Orthogonal Trajectory
            3 Dimensional Surfaces
            a cylinder, one variable is missing
            Revolving 2-D Curves to get 3-D Surfaces
LECTURE 14
    DERIVATIVES OF FUNCTIONS OF TWO VARIABLES
    the PARTIAL DERIVATIVE
            pressure of a gas
            A square box
            The profit per hat
    HIGHER PARTIAL DERIVATIVES
LECTURE 15
    DIRECTIONAL DERIVATIVES
    LEVEL CURVES again
            The density of ants
            In what direction
            The temperature of a plate
LECTURE 16
    the GRADIENT
    VECTORS
            unit vectors
            Direction Cosines
            the gradient vector
            Is that an accident?
            A little More About Vectors
            the DOT Product
            the angle between vectors
            If PQ = 0 then they must be perpendicular
LECTURE 17
    more on the GRADIENT, and the CHAIN RULES
            The distribution of a certain type of plant
            let do it
    the CHAIN RULES
            this dimensional stuff
LECTURE 18
    another CHAIN RULE
            thermodynamics is cover-to-cover partial derivatives
    a COLLECTION of CHAIN RULES
            Directional Derivatives, revisited
            Implicit Differentiation, revisited
            the GRADIENT vector is normal to the level curve
LECTURE 19
    the TANGENT PLANE
LECTURE 20
    OPTIMIZATION
            Least Squares Fit

SOLUTIONS TO "ASSORTED PROBLEMS"


End of Calculus 4