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Applied mathematics

Definition:

The study of the application of mathematical principles to domains outside of mathematics itself. Although the branches of mathematics within this categorization change with time, applied mathematics typically involves the use of differential equations, numerical analysis, and statistics with areas of knowledge such as engineering, biology, physics, computer science, economics, and finance.

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Creation of securities either by combining primitive and derivative securities into one composite hybrid or by separating returns on an asset into classes.

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