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When is a continuous path stochastic process be representable as diffusion or Ito process?

When can a continuous path (Markovian) stochastic process in one dimension be represented as an Ito or a diffusion process? What are the examples when it can not be?
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Can anyone explain me this proof about a Brownian Motion?

Prove that the process $W_t=(1+t)U_{t/(1+t)}$ on $[0,\infty)$ is a Brownian motion. $\text{(b)}$ Clearly $Y_0=U_0=0$, and inherits continuity of sample paths from $U_t$ (and hence from $W_t$). Now,...
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Upper bounds on the sum in a Martingale process

My question is related the hitting time of not a random walk, but a more general martingale process. Suppose we start with an arbitrary $x_0=x$ with $0\leq x\leq 1$. We compute $x_{t+1}$ from $x_t$ ...
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First hitting time for a brownian motion with two exponential boundaries

I asked a previous related question here: First hitting time for a brownian motion with a exponential boundary Now Let $B_t$ be the standard Brownian Motion. Is the distribution/density of the first ...
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infinitesimal generator of reflecting Brownian motion

Suppose $f\in C_0^{\infty}([0,\infty))$ and $f'(0)=0$. I'm having trouble proving that $$\frac{1}{t}E_x[f(|W_t|)-f(x)]\to\frac{1}{2}f''(x)$$ uniformly on $[0,\infty)$ as $t\downarrow0$. Showing the ...
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Negative moments of a functional of Wiener process

At the moment I am reading D. Nualart's The Malliavin Calculus and Related Topics. The problem I am trying to solve is the following: Show that the random variable $\int_0^1 s^2\arctan W_s\, ds$ ...
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A problem with regard to Wiener process

Let $W$ be a Wiener process and $U_x$ is the amount of time spent below $x$ during time interval $(0,1)$. Hence $U_x=\int\limits_0^1I_{\{W(t)<x\}}dt$. My question is: what is the probability ...
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Show that $O_t$ is a Gaussian Process

Let $B_t$ be a Brownian motion process. Let $$O_t = e^{-\alpha t} \int^t_0 e^{\alpha s} dB_s$$ Find $\mathsf{E}[O_t]$ and show that $O_t$ is a Gaussian process. I think $\mathsf{E}[O_t]=e^{-\alpha t}...
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A question regarding the strong Markov property

In our lecture on Brownian motion & stochastic calculus we proved: If $ X $ is a canonical RCLL process having the strong Markov property and $ \tau $ is a stopping time with $ \tau < + \infty, ...
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Expected time spent in the set

An exercise 2.14 from Bernt Øksendal's "Stochastic Differential Equations": Let $B_t$ be $n$-dimensional Brownian motion and let $K\subset \mathbb R^n$ have zero $n$-dimensional Lebesgue measure. ...
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Quadratic variation of a Brownian motion up to time $T$ converges to $T$ in $L^2$?

In Stochastic Calculus for Finance II: Continuous-time Models by Steve Shreve, Theorem 3.4.3. Let $W$ be a Brownian motion. Then $[W, W](T) = T$ for all $T > 0$ almost surely. where $[W, W](...
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Sum of Wiener, limit in probablitity

Show that the sequence is convergence in probability and set the limit of it: $$\sum\limits_{k=n}^{2n-1}\left(W_{(k+1)/n}^2-W_{k/n}^2-\frac{1}{n}\right)\left(W_{(k+1)/n}-W_{k/n}\right).$$ If there ...
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martingale square integrable

Let $X_t=\int_0^te^{W_s}dW_s$ and $Y_t=\int_0^tW_sdX_s$. How to show that $X$ and $Y$ are martingale square integrable? ($W_t$ - Wiener) It it enough to show that $\mathbb{E}X_t^2<\infty$, $\...
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Survival probability of a biased random walker

A random walker moves to $+1$ with probability $p$ and moves to $-1$ with probability $q=1-p$. If he starts at point $m$, what is the probability that he doesn't hit the point zero after $k$ steps, ...
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Brownian Motion with Levy's Characterization 2

Let W be a $\mathbb{R}$-valued Brownian motion. To prove that $(B_t)_{t\geq 0}$, where: $B_t:=W_t-\int_0^t\frac{W_u}{u}du$, is a Brownian Motion with respect to $\mathcal{F}^B$, I showed $[B]_t=t$ and ...
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Brownian motion with Lévy’s Characterization

I want to show that: if for all $\lambda \in \mathbb{R}$ the process $(exp(\lambda X_t-\frac{\lambda ^2}{2}t))_{t\geq0}$ is a $\mathcal{F}^X$ local martingale, then the $\mathbb{R}$-valued process X ...
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Expectation of an Exponentiated Integral of a Brownian Bridge

Given a Brownian bridge $X(t)$ where $X(0)=0$ and $X(1)$ equal to some given constant. What is $\displaystyle \mathbf E\Big[\exp\Big(\int_0^1X(t)dt\Big)\Big]$? I suppose I can always discretize the ...
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bromnian motion and use of Lebesgue's differentiation theorem

Let $M$ be a Brownian motion with $M_0=0$ and $V\in L(M)$. Use Lebesgue's differentiation theorem to prove that there exists a predictable process $H\in L(M)$ such that $V\cdot M$ and $H\cdot M$ are ...
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Intuition behind “stochastic orthogonality”

Whilst doing an exercise on the Brownian Motion on a sphere I came across this identity: $$ \langle Z\times B,Z\times B\rangle = 2|Z|^2dt $$ where $\times$ denotes the cross product and $Z$ is a ...
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Long term behavior of Brownian Motion

Let $(B_t)_{t \geq 0}$ be a Brownian motion. The objective is to prove that \begin{align*} \limsup_{t \to \infty} \frac{B_t}{\sqrt{t}} = \infty. \end{align*} By the scaling property of Brownian ...
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Laplace transform of survival probability for stochastic diffusion

Let $Y_t$ be a killed process defined by \begin{eqnarray} Y_t = X_t \quad \mbox{if } t<\xi,\\ Y_t = 0 \quad \mbox{if } t\geq\xi. \end{eqnarray} where $\xi$ is a random time such that $$ \xi=\inf \...
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Can a time-shifted Brownian motion be also a Brownian motion

Let $T<\infty$, $(\Omega,\mathcal F,P)$ a probability space carrying a standard $d$-dimensional Brownian motion $(B_t)_{t\geq 0}$ and $(\mathcal F_t)_{t\geq 0}$ the natural $\sigma$-algebra ...
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Independence of Brownian motions

Let $W_t$ be a Brownian motion at time $t$ and let $t<t_1<T$. I'm trying to find the variance of $$ k\sigma W_{t_1} + \sigma \left(W_T - W_t\right).$$ I started by letting $$ k\sigma W_{t_1} + \...
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If a Stochastic Process has Variance linear with t, how to prove it is not Wide Sense Stationary?

For my study, as a part of a Matlab exercise, the following question is asked: Using the results of the estimated standard deviations of the random variable $x(k)$ for $k = 10^3; 10^4; 10^5$ ...
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Brownian motion, harmonic functions and the Dirichlet problem

I am having trouble understanding one detail of the standard use of Brownian motion to solve the Dirichlet problem, I will write the statement and proof and then point to the detail I don't ...
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Brownian motion in $2$ dimensions on the plane

Consider a $1$ dimensional Brownian motion of a particle starting at $0$. Then, we know that the probability that the particle reaches the point $x$ at a time $\geq t_0$ is given by $$\mathbb{P}(\sup_{...
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Stopping time distribution and transforms with 1-dimension B-motion.

Let $W_t$ be a 1-dimensional Brownian Motion. For $x>0$, we define: $$\tau_{x} = inf \{ t \geq 0; |W_t| = x\}$$ Compute $E[e^{-s\tau_x}]$ and prove that $\tau_x$ is equal in distribution to $x^2\...
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$2$ d Brownian motion move from one point to another

Suppose $W_t= (X_t,Y_t)$ is a $2$d standard Brownian motion starting at $(-1,0)$. How do I show that there is a positive probability that $W_t$ moves from $(-1,0)$, to a neighborhood of $(1,0)$, say ...
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Brownian motion : disjoint intervals with the same maximum

In this article, at the end of page 11, there is a proof that for a Brownian motion, almost surely, there exist disjoint intervals with the same maximum. The proof uses the random variables $(T_{a,n})...
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Definition of Standard Brownian Filtration

I am trying to learn about stochastic calculus for my research, so self study, and I came across the notion of a Standard Brownian Filtration. I cannot find a good definition of what the Standard ...
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Tail field versus germ field of Brownian motion

Continuing my foray into Brownian motion (apologies for the bombardment...), I'm trying to verify the details of a proof of Durrett of the following 0-1 property of the tail $\sigma$-algebra of ...
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Reflection principle in the proof of the distribution of $M_t - W_t$ (Brownian motion)

Let $W_t$ be the Brownian motion starting at $0$. Consider the following random variables. $M_t = \sup_{0\leq s \leq t} W_s$ and $|W_t|$. We first calculate $$\Bbb{P}(|W_t|>a ) = \Bbb{P}(W_t >...
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Extension of Cameron-Martin formula via monotone class theorem

my question revolves around the Cameron-Martin theorem: Let $(\mathcal{C}_{(0)}[0,1],\mathcal{B}(\mathcal{C}_{(0)}),\mu)$ be the Wiener space (i.e. continuous functions starting in $0$, equipped ...
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$\limsup$ of Brownian Motion Time Integral

The following are well-known: $\limsup_{t\rightarrow \infty} \frac{B(t)}{t} = 0$ $\limsup_{t\rightarrow \infty} \frac{B(t)}{\sqrt t} = \infty$ $\limsup_{t\rightarrow \infty} \frac{B(t)}{\sqrt {2t\...
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Moment generating function of $(W_T, \max W_t)$

Does there exist an explicit formula for the moment generating function $\psi(u, v) = E e^{u W_T + v M_T}$ of the pair $(W_T, M_T)$ where $M_T = \max_{0\leq t\leq T} W_t$? Using the well-known pdf of ...
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Mean and variance regime-switching model

Suppose we have the following model for stock price: $$ X_{t}=X_{0}\exp\left(\int_{0}^{t}(r-\frac{1}{2}\sigma_{\epsilon(s)}^2)ds+\int_{0}^{t} \sigma_{\epsilon(s)}dW_{s}\right) $$ This follows a normal ...
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Electrostatic capacity of two spheres with changing radii

Although I have read a lot of questions and answers here, this is my first time actually posting. Feel free to suggest needed edits. My question is the following (in a simplified setting). All this ...
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Cross Variation of two stochastic processes

I am currently working on a stochastic calculus exercise at the moment and I am slightly confused when it comes to finding cross variation. We are given that the process $X_t = W_t^3$ ($W_t$ is ...
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Law of a supremum of random variables

Let $(B_t)_{t\geq 0}$ the standard brownian motion (with $B_0=0$), $p$ be a real number greater than $1$ and $q$ its conjugate number. Prove that $X_p=\sup _{t\geq 0}(|B_t|-t^{p/2})$ is a.s. strictly ...
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Can we integrate brownian motion with respect to a deterministic function

Let $B_t$ be brownian motion at time $t$, and $x$ be some random variable. For instance, I know that $$\int_0^T 1 dB_t = 1(B_T-B_0)$$ And that $$\int_0^T \cos(B_t) dB_t$$ cannot be directly ...
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Construction of Brownian motion - differentiability

I'm working on the the construction of BM given by Lévy-Ciesielski. The author begin to prove another result and for this reason he assume that BM exists and that it is also differentiable. For this ...
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Brownian Motion Hitting Times

I am reading through Walsh's Knowing the Odds book and came across this problem. Let $B_t$ be Brownian motion. Find the probability that $B_t$ hits plus one and then minus one before time one. I am ...
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Brownian motion stopped at the hitting time of an independent Brownian Motion

While I was working on the exit time of planar BM out of a square I came across the following observation, which I cannot grasp. I define this exit time as $$\tau = \inf\{t \geq 0: \lvert B(t)\rvert ...
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2D Brownian Motion — Does this argument work?

Consider a 2D Brownian Motion $(X_1(t),X_2(t))$ starting at $(x_1,x_2) \in \mathbb{R}^2$. For every $s\geq0$, let $$\tau_s = \inf \left\{t \geq 0 \mid X_1(t) - x_1 > s \right\}\qquad Y_s = X_2(\...
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Proving that a local martingale given by a stochastic integral is not a martingale

Let $X_t=\int_0^t e^{W_s^2}dW_s$ for $0\leq t\leq 1$ and show that is not a martingale. I guess the reason is that the expectation is not finite, but I'm not sure how to show it precisely. In fact $...
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Wiener measure on continuous function space

Let $(\Omega,\mathcal{F},\mathbb{P})$ be a probability space. I have following problem: Given is the map $W:\Omega\rightarrow C[0,1]$ (it is not given but I think it is implicit a Wiener process). ...
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Absorbed brownian motion is a Markov process

I have been asked to prove that the Brownian motion absorbed at the origin is a Markov process. Formally, let $B_t^x$ be a Brownian motion originating from $x>0$ and let $\tau^x_0 = \inf\{t>0 : ...
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Transition function for absorbed Brownian motion

I need an help with the following exercise. I've already seen this question Prove that Brownian Motion absorbed at the origin is Markov but I don't understand the answer. Also I would like to prove ...
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If two Brownian motion starts and end at the same points, can we say something about there difference?

Let $X$ and $Y$ be two standard Brownian motions with mean $0$ and variance $1$, both started at zero. If we know that \begin{align} X_n &= Y_n, \end{align} for some $n>0$, can we say ...
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Measurability of the event that Brownian motion hits a given set

Let $W$ be a Brownian motion in $\mathbb{R}^{2}$ on a probability space $\left(\Omega,\mathcal{F},\mathbb{P}\right)$ . Let us assume $\mathcal{F}$ is the sigma-algebra on the path space $C([0,\...