Stochastic Integrals - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781483230542, 9781483259239

Stochastic Integrals

1st Edition

Authors: H. P. McKean
Editors: Z. W. Birnbaum E. Lukacs
eBook ISBN: 9781483259239
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1969
Page Count: 154
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Stochastic Integrals discusses one area of diffusion processes: the differential and integral calculus based upon the Brownian motion. The book reviews Gaussian families, construction of the Brownian motion, the simplest properties of the Brownian motion, Martingale inequality, and the law of the iterated logarithm. It also discusses the definition of the stochastic integral by Wiener and by Ito, the simplest properties of the stochastic integral according to Ito, and the solution of the simplest stochastic differential equation. The book explains diffusion, Lamperti's method, forward equation, Feller's test for the explosions, Cameron-Martin's formula, the Brownian local time, and the solution of dx=e(x) db + f(x) dt for coefficients with bounded slope. It also tackles Weyl's lemma, diffusions on a manifold, Hasminski's test for explosions, covering Brownian motions, Brownian motions on a Lie group, and Brownian motion of symmetric matrices. The book gives as example of a diffusion on a manifold with boundary the Brownian motion with oblique reflection on the closed unit disk of R squared. The text is suitable for economists, scientists, or researchers involved in probabilistic models and applied mathematics.

Table of Contents


List of Notations

1. Brownian Motion


1.1 Gaussian Families

1.2 Construction of the Brownian Motion

1.3 Simplest Properties of the Brownian Motion

1.4 A Martingale Inequality

1.5 The Law of the Iterated Logarithm

1.6 Lévy's Modulus

1.7 Several-Dimensional Brownian Motion

2. Stochastic Integrals and Differentials

2.1 Wiener's Definition of the Stochastic Integral

2.2 Itô's Definition of the Stochastic Integral

2.3 Simplest Properties of the Stochastic Integral

2.4 Computation of a Stochastic Integral

2.5 A Time Substitution

2.6 Stochastic Differentials and Itô's Lemma

2.7 Solution of the Simplest Stochastic Differential Equation

2.8 Stochastic Differentials Under a Time Substitution

2.9 Stochastic Integrals and Differentials for Several-Dimensional Brownian Motion

3. Stochastic Integral Equations (d = 1)

3.1 Diffusions

3.2 Solution of dX = e(X) db + f(X) dt for Coefficients with Bounded Slope

3.3 Solution of dX = e(X) db + f(X) dt for General Coefficients Belonging to C1(R1)

3.4 Lamperti's Method

3.5 Forward Equation

3.6 Feller's Test for Explosions

3.7 Cameron-Martin's Formula

3.8 Brownian Local Time

3.9 Reflecting Barriers

3.10 Some Singular Equations

4. Stochastic Integral Equations (d ≥ 2)

4.1 Manifolds and Elliptic Operators

4.2 Weyl's Lemma

4.3 Diffusions on a Manifold

4.4 Explosions and Harmonic Functions

4.5 Hasminskii's Test for Explosions

4.6 Covering Brownian Motions

4.7 Brownian Motions on a Lie Group

4.8 I


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About the Author

H. P. McKean

About the Editor

Z. W. Birnbaum

E. Lukacs

Affiliations and Expertise

Bowling Green State University

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