Since many of the topics covered in Finance 4335 require a basic knowledge and comfort level with differential calculus and probability & statistics, the first class meeting (August 22) will include a mathematics tutorial, and the second class meeting (August 24) will cover probability & statistics. I know of no better online resource for brushing up on (or learning for the first time) these topics than the Khan Academy.
So here are my suggestions for Khan Academy videos which cover these topics (unless otherwise noted, all sections included in the links which follow are recommended):
- Calculus: Taking derivatives, Optimization with calculus, Visualizing Taylor Series for e^x
- Probability and statistics: Basic probability, Compound, independent events, Permutations, Combinations, probability using combinatorics, Random variables and probability distributions, Binomial distribution, Law of Large Numbers, and Introduction to the Normal Distribution.
Finally, if your algebra is a bit rusty, I would also recommend checking out the Khan Academy’s review of algebra.