The Physics of Wall Street: A Brief History of Predicting the Unpredictable by Weatherall, James Owen (2013) Hardcover

by James Owen Weatherall

Hardcover, 1900

Call number

332.63 WEA



Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (1900)


In this important and engaging book, Weatherall tells the story of how physicists came to Wall Street and how their ideas changed finance forever.

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LibraryThing member gdemange
Good book for the novice physicist and the stock market practioner. Physicists seem to be showing up in many other disciplines as well they should since the world largely operates through the laws they have discovered. Mathematics is the basis for physics and similarly for the stock market so why not look at where the two cross. This book is easy to read, gives a good historical background of physicists (scientists) who touched on issues facing markets, and reinforces the idea that predicting the market is in some way predictable. Read it before you dismiss it.… (more)
LibraryThing member jcvogan1
Story-based overview of some of the various physicists and mathematicians who have done work in finance. Very light on technical detail. Reads quick.
LibraryThing member chellerystick
Hard to stop reading. More about the history of physics on Wall Street than about what the physics of Wall Street is... but that is kind of his point.

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