20051031
Disquiet with equations continues
However, much to both my amusement and chagrin, my IIT and CA friends – from a different world than I come – are grinding their books to understand what iota to the power of iota is. Because DB is coming to campus to pick up a guy who knows ‘which Greek letter to the power of which’ will generate higher profits on the trading floors of London or New York.
PS: Considering that the exam tested less of investment skills and more of math skills, I was not appalled to see my marks in the Investment Analysis exam. For the record, I registered my worst ever performance at ISB :))
20051031
Disquiet with equations continues
However, much to both my amusement and chagrin, my IIT and CA friends – from a different world than I come – are grinding their books to understand what iota to the power of iota is. Because DB is coming to campus to pick up a guy who knows ‘which Greek letter to the power of which’ will generate higher profits on the trading floors of London or New York.
PS: Considering that the exam tested less of investment skills and more of math skills, I was not appalled to see my marks in the Investment Analysis exam. For the record, I registered my worst ever performance at ISB :))
6 comments:


Did anyone do well in the test at all?
 Monday, October 31, 2005 6:33:00 AM


Vijay,
I know that you are not applying to DB for 2 reasons. Firstly, the role doesn't suit your profile & secondly you are not interested in IB. Plz let me know why you are not interested in IB.  Monday, October 31, 2005 11:55:00 AM
 Paa"ji" said...

Diwali wishes to you, Vijay
 Wednesday, November 02, 2005 12:12:00 AM
 itheabsolute said...

hi anon
yup. the highest mark was 92/100. remember there are haves and havenots.
indranil
i will write about why IB does not interest me a little later. pls bear.
paa"ji"
thanks. wish u the same
cheer  Thursday, November 03, 2005 1:16:00 AM


I find your blog very interesting (I am not a ISB student though). I am heading to another bschool in India for the class starting April 2006. I am sure the smart ISBians would have figured what is iota to the power of iota is.. but just in case someone needs help. This might be useful to solve:
iota = square root of 1 (I hope that is what you mean). iota is also equal to cos(pi/2) + i sin(pi/2) which inturn equals e to the power of (iota * pi/2).
pi = the greek pi (as in 180 degrees)
Given this and that iota * iota=1, one can say iota to the power of iota is equal to (e to the power of minus pi/2)  Thursday, November 03, 2005 3:35:00 AM
 itheabsolute said...

hi anon
thanks for the nice words.
thanks for taking time to explain. iota is a greek word for nonquant people like me. amongst us there are a lot of brilliant / quant guys who are smart to figure out what these greek letters mean in the world of fin.
let me assure you that despite your explanation i still cannot figure out what it means because in the world i live in 1 has no relevance because there are no 1 things and a square root of it is something beyond my imagination :)
all the best for your bschool journey
cheers  Thursday, November 03, 2005 8:40:00 AM
6 comments:
Did anyone do well in the test at all?
Vijay,
I know that you are not applying to DB for 2 reasons. Firstly, the role doesn't suit your profile & secondly you are not interested in IB. Plz let me know why you are not interested in IB.
Diwali wishes to you, Vijay
hi anon
yup. the highest mark was 92/100. remember there are haves and havenots.
indranil
i will write about why IB does not interest me a little later. pls bear.
paa"ji"
thanks. wish u the same
cheer
I find your blog very interesting (I am not a ISB student though). I am heading to another bschool in India for the class starting April 2006. I am sure the smart ISBians would have figured what is iota to the power of iota is.. but just in case someone needs help. This might be useful to solve:
iota = square root of 1 (I hope that is what you mean). iota is also equal to cos(pi/2) + i sin(pi/2) which inturn equals e to the power of (iota * pi/2).
pi = the greek pi (as in 180 degrees)
Given this and that iota * iota=1, one can say iota to the power of iota is equal to (e to the power of minus pi/2)
hi anon
thanks for the nice words.
thanks for taking time to explain. iota is a greek word for nonquant people like me. amongst us there are a lot of brilliant / quant guys who are smart to figure out what these greek letters mean in the world of fin.
let me assure you that despite your explanation i still cannot figure out what it means because in the world i live in 1 has no relevance because there are no 1 things and a square root of it is something beyond my imagination :)
all the best for your bschool journey
cheers
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