For undergraduate and graduate courses in Options and Futures, Financial Engineering and Risk Management, typically found in business, finance, economics and mathematics departments. Also suitable for practitioners who want to acquire a working knowledge of how derivatives can be analyzed.This best seller represents how academia and real-world practice have come together with a common respect and focus of theory and practice. It provides a unifying approach to the valuation of all derivatives--not just futures and options. It assumes that the reader has taken an introductory course in finance and an introductory course in probability and statistics. No prior knowledge of options, futures contracts, swaps, and so on is assumed.