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VIC: Amortisation

by David Tynan


  • Introduction of the idea of recursion to model loan amortisations
  • The use of a small program to simulate amortization for given parameters of a loan
  • Further analysis of amortization via graphical analysis
  • Consideration of last payment issue


  • Amortisation
  • Final payment
  • Recurrence relations
  • Interest payments
  • Regular premiums

About the Lesson

First principles approach to loan amortisation as a recursive relationship, and then further use of a program to model the process over the life of a loan.