BTW what is your academic goal now?

Thank you for all the support/guidance you are giving me.

I do not think I will come across another author or well learned person who will take some much of time and pain to understand my journey or endeavours. Thank you once again.

I am an accountant and holder of CFA

I worked in the Big 4 consulting firms in the UK in banking and capital markets division.

I quit job about 6 yrs ago to take care of my personal front and in the mean time I took interest in understanding Stochastic calculus.

So I studied mathematics from high school to Post graduation. I have hired two Phd Students, one in Mathematics and the other in Statistics.

I made good progress with their help. I thank them for that.

With their help I wrote my own notes for Stochastic Calculus-Continuous time models by Steven Shreve. I have written my notes for most of the chapter and also did most of the end of chapter questions.

While going through the Chapter 6, it mentioned about PDE and Monte Carlo approach. It is this at this stage that you have been helping me understand that these two topics. I took interest in the PDE approach as my Phd sir was aware of most of the topics and said he was interested in working on these topics with me.

I purchased your book and started to write my notes.

I wrote my notes for Chp 1,4,5 and now I am in the process of writing notes for Chp2. Hence these posts, where the ODE and initial condition is given and the solution (approximate not the exact one) is given. We were wondering how the solution was derived. Yes, admittedly you have referred to several books in various sections in the chapter 2. But we have a limitation, I do not have much time left to refer to these books.

I am quite sure your online course will be of great value to help us understand the Numerical methods. But the task I have on hand is I need to write my notes for this book. So we have the challenge that we are not able to make much progress or just turning the pages. This is an issue we are facing in Chp 2.

Also, my Phd Sir told me that we may not face issues from Chp 6-9. This is just his analysis with his prior knowledge he has.

So I hope it is abundantly clear that I am trying to gain this knowledge sitting in my house in my village.

I need to go back to Europe and join back the job market in Jan 2023. If possible, I will be joining evening college (or a part-time course) to formalise this education.

So my target was to do Stochastic calculus, which I think to a reasonable extent I have made progress and now if I can cover a few topics from the Numerical methods to show that I have used my time enhancing my skill set. The remaining chapters, I can cover once I am back in the job market. I am aware this is a vast subject and it cannot be overdone overnight.

So the next point is, if I take the online ODE/PDE course, firstly, what is its content-online teaching or just material and secondly will it help me understand the topics in the Numerical methods better.

So my target is to gain this understanding and join back the job market and show how I have gained this rare skill.

Hope it is clear now.

Thank you