On Tuesday, October 2, 2012 3:34:19 PM UTC-5, Peter Duniho wrote:

> On Tue, 2 Oct 2012 13:00:20 -0700 (PDT), bob smith wrote:

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> > However, it you want to compound continuously, I think you will need it. ( To use P*e^(r*t) )

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> Define "continuously". Do you mean as in computing an integral? What

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> financial institution needs to do that? For what computation? Please

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> provide an actual example.

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> If you simply mean more than one period of compounding, then the finite

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> nature of these computations means that it is sufficient to simply iterate

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> > And, good luck representing e with your BigDecimal class.

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> Fortunately, e is not a commonly used constant in financial computations.
I'm talking about this:

http://www.mathwords.com/c/continuou...d_interest.htm
I don't know if anyone uses it in real life except for math class.