Financial Calculus cover trivia Financial Calculus
An introduction to derivative pricing
Cover trivia

Some trivial facts about the cover (in no particular order)

The cover displays an abacus, each of whose five rows has silver beads displaying banknotes from major nations

The faces from the five notes also appear faintly in the background

The US bill is the most valuable of the five (at current rates), and the 10DM note the least

A normal distribution curve is just visible on the German note to the left of Gauss' head

On the backs of the notes, not visible in the picture, are:

The word calculus is Latin for abacus bead

Designers: Phil Treble (for CUP); Paul Oldman

Cover image courtesy of Tony Stone Images

See cover at full-size (118k) or half-size (32k).

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