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Uniqueness of Brownian motion

May be it is a dumb question, but it vexed me a little bit. I understand the construction of the Brownian motion (first use Kolmogorov extension theorem to construct value at dyadic times and then use ...
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Does this random variable have a density?

I have a persistent problem, which I'm almost certain can be answered using elementary probabilistic arguments, but for some reason I've been stuck for some time. Here is the problem. Let $(B_s, s ...
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How to calculate the PSD of a stochastic process

Say we have a stochastic process described by a stochastic differential equation (in the Itô sense), and maybe we are able to find an explicit solution of it in terms of deterministic and Itô ...
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proving equalities in stochastic calculus

I am struggling with this question: FIRST PART (almost done, but stuck somewhere): Let $Z $~$ N(0,1)$ be a standard normal random variable, and define a function $F$ by the formula \begin{equation} ...
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How to prove Brownian motion is Gaussian Process?

I'm reading Bernt Oksendal's "Stochastic Differential Equations" and this is one of the proof that I'm totally lost. This is from Ch2.2, page 12-13 (sixth edition). First, Brownian motion is ...
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Brownian motion on sphere proof?

proving the brownian motion on the sphere equation the stratonovich form differential equation $$\partial X=n(X)\times \partial B$$ the equation in ito's form becomes $$dX=n(X)\times ...
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Almost surely, for all $s \ge 0$, there exist $t$, $u \ge s$ with $B_t < 0 < B_u$?

Let $(B_t)_{t \ge 0}$ be a Brownian motion starting from $0$. Then, do we have that, almost surely, for all $s \ge 0$, there exist $t$, $u \ge s$ with $B_t < 0 < B_u$?
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Accelerated Eigenfunction Expansions of Random Functions

I am interested in eigenfunction expansions of random functions. We know that the autocorrelation of brownian motion, $\{ B_t \}_{t \geq 0}$, is given by $$ E[B_t B_s] = \min\{s,t \}, $$ which can ...
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Brownian Motion and stochastic integration on the complete real line

I'm struggling to understand stochastic integration over intervals containing zero, i.e. integrals of the form $\int_{a}^{b} X_s \, d B_s$ where $-\infty \leq a < b \leq \infty$, $(X_t)_{t \in ...
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The probability that a linear Brownian motion will hit a curve

Summary I am trying to estimate the probability that a standard linear Brownian motion will hit some curve. To make things a bit simple, I can assume that the curve is a graph of a function, that is ...
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Intuition for the optimality of bold play

There is a standard result (I think originally by Dubins and Savage) that if one wants to maximise the probability of winning a certain amount in an unfair game of chance then an optimal strategy is ...
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Is $X_t = tW\left(\frac{1}{t}\right)$ a Martingale?If not, how could it be a Brownian Motion?

As is proved, $X_t = tW\left(\frac{1}{t}\right)$ is a Brownian motion. For example see Theorem 4.2 in this paper http://math.uchicago.edu/~may/REU2012/REUPapers/Leiner.pdf I'm just confused because ...
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Relationship of SDE and Feynman-Kac PDE

I am struggling with this problem: Given a stochastic differential equation $$ dX_t = b(X_t) dt + \sigma (X_t) \,dW_t $$ where $W$ is a Brownian motion and the functions $b$ and $\sigma$ are ...
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Using Girsanov theorem to prove density of stopping time

Let $B$ be a standard Brownian motion and for $a>0$ and $b>0$, and set $$\sigma_{a,b} = \inf\{t\,:\, B_t + bt = a\}.$$ There are at least two ways to solve the following problem (the other one ...
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An exercise from Revuz, Yor; equality in distribution of 2 integrals.

Here is the exercise I have been struggling to solve. It is taken from this book by Revuz and Yor: link. Here is the full text of the problem ( Exercise 3.32, chapter 4). Exercise (3.32). Let $B$ and ...
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2-D exponential functional brownian motion

I'm looking for the distribution of $X = \int_0^T e^{-W_t} dt \int_0^T e^{W_t}dt$ and $Y = \frac{\int_0^T e^{-W_t} dt}{ \int_0^T e^{W_t}dt}$ (where $W_t$ is a standard brownian motion) On most ...
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Running maximum for Geometric Brownian Motion

Can anyone provide the expression and source for the running maximum $M_t$ for geometric Brownian motion $X_t$ as a function of the initial value $X_0$, drift $\mu$ and diffusion $\sigma$? $X_t$ ...
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Time scaling of Brownian motion

Let $(B_t)_{t\geq 0}$ be a standard Brownian motion and $A_t$ be an increasing continuous process adapted to the filtration generated by the Brownian Motion and $A_0 = 0$. I am trying to prove ...
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Integral representation of fractional Brownian motion

Let $H\in$ $]0,1[$. A fractional Brownian motion $\left(B_H(t)\right)_{t\geq 0}$ can be represented as $${1\over C(H)}\int_\mathbb{R}\left((t-s)_+^{H-{1\over2}}-(-s)_+^{H-{1\over2}}\right)dB(s)$$ ...
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Using a laplace type expansion to get bounds on an integral arising in the study of Brownian motion

Let $ 0 < r < 1$, fix $x > 1$ and consider the integral $$ I_{r}(x) = \int_{1}^{\infty} \exp\left( - \frac{x^2}{2y^{2r}} - \frac{y^2}{2}\right) \frac{dy}{y^r}.$$ In the investigation of ...
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Hitting Times for Brownian Motion - Levy Process?

Let $X$ be a Brownian motion and let $$H_a = \inf\{ s \ge 0 \mid X_s = a \} \;\ \text{and} \;\ S_a = \inf\{ s \ge 0 \mid X_s > a \}.$$ Now, I've shown that $H_a$ and $S_a$ are equal almost surely ...
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Expectation related to Wiener process using strong Markov property

Can you help me to understand a result I found in Krylov's book "Introduction to stochastic calculus". First, I will introduce some notations: $w_t,t\ge 0$ denotes a Wiener process. ...
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Simple application of Donsker's theorem

I am trying to do exercise 5.15 in Moerter's book "Brownian Motion". It seems quite easy, but I can't solve it somehow: Suppose $S(j)_j$ is a SRW on the integers, started at zero. Show that: $$ ...
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Proving how to reduce a Brownian walk on a plane to a line (2D to 1D)

I have a Brownian motion on a plane and would like to find the time of when it is expected to hit a set of parallel lines, i.e the hitting time. In order to do so, I understand that I can reduce the ...
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Holder Continuity of a Continuous Stochastic Process

I have recently read the proof that the Brownian Motion and Fractional Brownian motion are almost surely Holder Continuous. I was wondering if this can be extended to a higher class of continuous ...
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Clarification on the Augmented Filtration

Consider the following definition. Definition. Let $\left(\Omega,\mathcal{F},\mathbb{P}\right)$ be a probability space and $W$ a Brownian motion. Let $\mathcal{F}^W_t=\sigma\left(\left\{W_s\mid ...
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What does $W_{1}$ and $(W_{1},W_{2})$ mean under the context of Brownian motion $W_{t}$?

As part of some practice questions for a course I'm taking, I was given the definition of a Brownian motion $W_{t}$ as a unique continous-time stochastic process satisfying: $W_{0}=0$ The function ...
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What is the Skewness of a Geometric Brownian Motion?

Consider a GBM : $$S(t) = S(0)\exp\left({(\mu-\frac{1}{2}\sigma^2) t + \sigma W_t}\right)$$ $$d\log S(t) = (\mu-\frac{1}{2}\sigma^2) t + \sigma dW_t$$ $$\frac{d S(t)}{S(t)} = \mu t + \sigma ...
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What can you tell me about backward Brownian motion?

I'm trying to understand "backward Brownian motion" and how it relates to standard Brownian motion. In this paper, they construct a solution to Burgers Equation (transformed via Cole-Hopf) with ...
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Moment Generating Function for Brownian motion's exit of interval.

Let $B(t)$ be a standard BM. Consider the stopping time $T = \inf\{ t > 0: |B(t)| = a\},$ the usual first exit time of the interval $(-a, a).$ We can see that $\mathbb{E} e^{tT} < \infty$ for ...
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Does Ito's Isometry hold if the integrand has a brownian motion in it?

I am wondering what is the distribution of: $$ \int_0^tW_sdW_s $$ Solution: (Thanks to @muaddib) Applying Ito's Formula to $W_t^2$ gives $d(W_t^2) = 2W_tdW_t +dt$, and so: $$ \int_0^tW_sdW_s= W_t^2 ...
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No drift brownian motion problem

Given two same brownian motion with no drift and different variances: $$dG_1= \sigma_1 G_1 dW $$ $$dG_2= \sigma_2 G_2 dW $$ and two barriers $P_1 > P_2$ assuming that $ \sigma_1 > \sigma_2 $ ...
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Why is the black-scholes model arbitrage free when $\sigma >0$?

I want to show that: if $σ$ is positive then there is no arbitrage in the model, even if $r > µ$. Whilst I have satisfied this for $ r > \mu$, I cannot see why the conditioning on $\sigma>0 $ ...
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Best predictor of Brownian motion

Let $B_t$ be brownian motion at time $ t \geq 0$. Then I want to find the best predictor of $B_8 + 4$ given that there are observations of brownian motion up to time $t = 1$. Approach: Essentially, ...
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the 2D fractional Gaussian noise as derived from the 2D fractional Brownian motion

Let $X_n$ be a 1D discrete fBm. Then, its 1st order difference, $W_n=X_n-X_{n-1}$ is fractional Gaussian noise (fGn). This case is simple. But what happens in 2D? Let $Y(m,n)$ be a 2D fBm, then we ...
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Integration of independent Brownian motions

I am wondering if the following integral of stochastic Brownian motions has an analytical solution? $$ \int_{0}^{t}e^{\nu \tilde{V}_{\tau} - \frac{1}{2}\nu^{2}\tau}d\tilde{W}_{\tau} $$ where ...
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Strong markov property in two dimensional Brownian motion

I don't understand the following claim from my book: Let $(B_t)$ be a standard Brownian motion. Let $u:\Omega \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ be a continuous function, where $\Omega$ is a domain and $B(x, ...
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What is the distribution of the area between a Brownian Bridge and the x-axis?

Lets say that we have a Standard Brownian Bridge ($\sigma=1$) with endpoints $(0,0),(1,0)$ Is there a way to derive the distribution of the area between a sample path of this bridge and the x-axis?? ...
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Brownian motion, modifications vs indistinguishablity

In Protters book Stochastic Integration and Differential Equations And in uncountable other sources, they mention the continuous sample paths of the brownian motion. That is: It holds that ...
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Law of a geometric brownian motion first hitting time (proof checking)

I need to use it in a small step in the middle of a simulation and I think I'm not getting correct results to this probabilities and so for my all subsequent simulation. Could someone ...
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Law of iterated logarithms for BM

The law of iterated logarithms for the standard Brownian motion asserts that $(\ast) \limsup\limits_{h \downarrow 0} \frac{B(h)}{\sqrt{2h\log\log(\frac{1}{h})}} = 1$ I'm trying to prove the ...
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Conditional expectation and coupled set of ODEs

How to find a coupled set of ODEs and initial conditions for the deterministic functions $a$ and $b$ such that $$\mathbb{E}\left[e^{-\int_{t}^{T} W^2(u)du} | \mathcal{F(t)}\right] = e^{-a(T-t) - ...
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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 $W_t$). ...
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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 ...