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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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Hölder Continuity of Fractional Brownian Motion

I would like to prove the following theorem: Let $H\in (0,1)$. The fractional Brownian motion $B_H$ admits a version whose sample paths are $a.s.$ Hölder continuous of order strict less than $H$. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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Separation of variables and Fourier transformation

I know there's another question very similar to this argument. In the book "Probabilità e modelli aleatori" of Enzo Orsingher, at pag 134, it shows that the transiction function of an absorbing ...
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Independence of two processes

Suppose $X_t$ is the solution of the SDE $$dX=a(X)dt+b_1(X)dW_1+b_2(X)dW_2$$ $Y_t$ is the solution of the following SDE $$dY=p(Y)dt+q_1(Y)dW_1+q_2(Y)dW_2$$ Here, $W_1$ and $W_2$ are independent ...
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Finding a pre-visible process

Question: Let $W_t$ be a standard brownian motion under P with filtration $\mathscr F_t$. Let: $$ M_t=\mathbb E[W_T^2|\mathscr F_t] $$ Show that $M$ is a P martingale. This is simple enough using ...
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Defining the scale function of a diffusion process

My question has to do with correctly calculating the scale function of a diffusion process, but ultimately might only have to do with calculus. I'll briefly set-up my calculations, so you can quickly ...
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Hitting time of a maximum of random walk converges to that of Brownian motion

Suppose $S_n$ is a simple random walk; formally, $S_n=\sum_{i=1}^n X_i$ for $X_i\sim\mathcal{U}(-1,1)$, i.i.d.. Denote by $M_n$ the maximum of the random walk on $n$ steps; formally, $M_n=\max_{0\le ...
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Stopping times, open sets and Brownian Motion

Let $B_t$ be a brownian motion started at 0. I am trying to prove that $\tau$, defined as: $$ \tau = \inf\{t > 0 \mbox{ }|\mbox{ } \left|B_t\right| \geq \frac{1}{1+t} \} $$ is a stopping time with ...
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A right-inverse of Brownian motion local time at zero has stationary independent increments

Let $L_0^t$ be the local time for a standard Brownian motion at $0$ and define $$X_t=\sup\{s\ge0:L_0^s\le t\}, t\ge0. $$ I would like to show that $(X_t)$ has stationary independent increments. That ...
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Eigenfunctions of a 2D fractional Brownian motion covariance

The fractional Brownian motion is a centered Gaussian process with the following covariance function (covariogram): $E[B(t)B(s)]=C(\Vert t \Vert ^{2H}+\Vert s\Vert^{2H}-\Vert t-s\Vert^{2H})$ ...
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A Lemma in the book “ Mathematical Method for financial markets” (Chapter 5, Section 5.7)

In page 307, Section 5.7, Chapter 5 of the book "mathematical methods for financial markets" by Jeanblanc, Yor and Chesney, Lemma 5.7.1 is given as follows: Lemma 5.7.1.1 Let $W$ be a Brownian ...
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Why is a brownian motion conditioned to stay positive a Bessel-3

I am told this result long ago but I still don't know how to prove it. Is it because that this conditioning can be turned into a Girsanov probability change? Or is there any simpler ways to see it?
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Geometric Brownian motion - Volatility Interpretation

A Geometric Brownian motion satisfying the SDE $dS_t = rS_t dt+\sigma S_t dW_t$ has the analytic solution $$S_t = S_0\exp\left\{\left(r-\frac{\sigma^2}{2}\right)t\right\}\exp\{\sigma W_t\}$$ Recently ...
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Local time of fractional Brownian motion

For BM, there is a downcrossing representation of the local time at 0. Namely, $L_t(0)=\lim_2 (b_i-a_i)D(a_i,b_i,t)$, where $D$ is the number of downcrossing between level $b_i$ and $a_i$. I am ...
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Is the absolute value of Brownian motion a super martingale?Is it a sub martingale? Is it a Markov process?

I've just started to study random processes and I'm trying to solve the following problem: Let $W(t)$ be a Brownian motion with filtration $F(t)$ generated by $ W(t)$ (i.e., $F(t)=\sigma \left( ...
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Almost sure non differentiability of Brownian Motion

Problem: Let $t>0$, show that the standard Brownian motion is almost surely not differentiable a $t$ Now, through a Borel Cantelli argument I proved that, almost surely $$\limsup_{\epsilon ...
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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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first hitting time probability for a Brownian motion with variable diffusion

I am looking for the first hitting time probability of the following Brownian motion: $dX=\mu X dt+ \sigma (X) X dW$ assuming $X(0)=X_0$ and $\sigma(X)= \sigma_1$ if $X>X_1$ and ...
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Exercise in brownian motion

Consider a system of n particles moving in three dimensional space under the action of an external force with $C^1$ potential V and coupled to a heat bath causing an external random effect. Then we ...
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Quadratic variation process of $G$–Brownian motion

I would like to prove the inequality $$\hat{\mathbb{E}}\left[\left(\int^T_0 \eta_t d \langle B \rangle_t \right)^2\right] \leq C \hat{\mathbb{E}}\left[ \int^T_0 \eta^2_t dt \right],$$ where $\langle B ...
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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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Independence of Brownian motion-related stopping times

Let $(B_t,\mathcal{F}_t)_{t \geq 0}$ a Brownian motion on a probability space $(\Omega,\mathcal{A},\mathbb{P})$. For $a \in \mathbb{R}$ define a stopping time $\tau_a$ by $$\tau_a := \tau(a) := ...
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Independence of Brownian Motion with respect to a stopping time

Let $B_t$ be a brownian motion, $B_0=0$, and $\gamma \in \mathbb{R}$. Now, let's build the following stopping time: \begin{equation} T = \inf \{ t \geq 0 : |B_t + \gamma t| = 1 \}. \end{equation} If ...
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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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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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Correlated diffusion processes and covariance matrix

I'm really noob in maths topics so I hope you will excuse me if I use terms which aren't correct. I would like to simulate $n$ dimensional diffusion processes with $n$ noises. Each process has its ...
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prove that two r.v.s share the same law

I have a question in my homework about Brownian motion. Does someone have a idea about the following question? Let $X=B^+$ or $|B|$ where $B$ is a standard BM, $p>1$ be a real number and $q$ its ...
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Ruin probability

Let $X_t$ be a solution of the stochastic differential equation $$ dX_t= -\frac{c-1}{2 X_t}dt+ dB_t, \, \qquad X_0=x_0$$ where $c$ is a real constant and $B_t$ is a Brownian motion. Can you give me ...
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Defining Brownian motion through Kolmogorov's extension theorem

In section 2.2. of Oksendal's book on Stochasic differential equations, he defines Brownian motion by specifying a family of probability measures $\nu_{t_1, \ldots, t_k}(F_1, \ldots, F_k)$ that ...
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Expectation of absolute value of Brownian motion

I'm working on this problem that I can't seem to figure out. The problem involves a 1-dimensional Brownian motion, $B_t$, where the subscript denotes the time, and it asks me to show that the ...
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How $\langle B\rangle_t=t $

For a standard Brownian Motion we know that $\{B_t, F_t; 0\leq t\}$ is a continuous parameter martingale and hence by Jensen's inequality the $B^2$ is a submartingale. It is also square integrable (by ...
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$E[e^{\lambda X_t}|\mathcal{F_s}]$, where $X_t=\int_0^t(W_s-\frac{s}{t}W_t )ds$

I was trying to compute $E[e^{\lambda X_t}|\mathcal{F_s}]$, where $X_t=\int_0^t(W_s-\frac{s}{t}W_t) ds$, $\mathcal{F}$ is associated to $W$. I tried the following. 1) Splitting the integral ...
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Hyperbolic vs Euclidean Brownian Motion

In this article, page 4 of the linked pdf file, Lalley and Sellke claim that a hyperbolic Brownian motion can be obtained by time-changing a 2-dimensional Euclidean Brownian motion, conditioned to ...