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Application of Ito's Lemma to integral expression

I have a problem applying Ito's lemma. I know that if: $dX_t= \mu_t \, dt + \sigma_t \, dB_t$ then for $f(t,x)$: $df(t,X_t) =\left(\frac{\partial f}{\partial t} + \mu_t \frac{\partial ...
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Question on Martingales and Brownian Motion

I've run into an issue and I am unsure of how to proceed. In the text I'm working through, the following is left "as an exercise to the reader." Normally proofs listed as such tend to be fairly simple ...
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Ito formula for $f(X_t, Y_{t-s})$

I have a situation where I have two stochastic processes (say 2 OU processes) and I have the function $f(X_t, Y_{t-s})=\frac{X_t}{Y_{t-s}}$. How do I apply Ito lemma in this case?(is Ito lemma still ...
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Use Ito's Lemma to show:

I am somewhat unsure how to go about showing this: Use Ito's Lemma to show for any deterministic differentiable function, $f$: $$ \int_0^t f(s) dB(s) = f(t)B(t) - \int_0^t B(s)f'(s)ds $$ Where $B(t)$ ...
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Girsanov's theorem for OU process

Say that I've got the process $dr_t=a(b-r_t)dt+\sigma dB_t$ and that I want to calculate $E[\exp(-\int_0^T r_s ds)]$ by using Girsanov's theorem. How do I do this? I cannot seem to find an explicit ...
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Integrating brownian motion times exponential function

I am trying to calculate $$\int_0^tB_se^{\lambda s}ds$$ but I am unsure of how to start the computation. The motivation behind this is that I read (and am now trying to prove) that ...
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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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Law of large numbers variant?

I have the following: Let $(X_n)$ be a sequence of i.i.d. random variables. (a) Assume $\frac{1}{n} S_n=\frac{1}{n} \sum_{i=1}^n X_i$ converges a.s. to a real-valued random variable $Y$. Show that ...
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Product of $n$ i.i.d. random variables

Let the variable $Z$ equal $Z = XY$ where $X$ and $X$ are two i.i.d. continuous random variables which distributions are given by $f_X()$ and $f_Y$. The distribution of $Z$ is given by: $$f_Z(z) = ...
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Stopping time problem - Show that T is bounded

Let $a< 0 < b$ and $W_t$ is Brownian motion $T_a$=inf{$t\ge$0|$W_t\le a$} $T_b$=inf{$t\ge$0|$W_t\ge b$} T=min{$T_a$,$T_b$} $1)$ Show that $T$ $<$ $\infty$ My attempt : ...
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How to calculate the value of $E[X^4], E[X^6],E[X^8] $…?

I learned that when X is a normal random variable , $X$~ $N(0,1)$ , $E[X^2]=1$ $E[X^4]=1.3=3$ $E[X^6]=1.3.5=15$ $E[X^8]=1.3.5.7=105$ For the general case , when variance is s , how do you do ...
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The relationship of $\sigma(f(X))$ and $X$

If X is a random variable and f is a measurable function, 1) Is f(X) measurable with $\sigma(X)$ ? 2) Is X measurable with $\sigma(f(X))$ ? Please give proof & example or counter example. Ok ...
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Can I make the substitution of dP when using the CDF?

Random variable $X \geq 0$ with parameter $\lambda>0$ and $X$ has the c.d.f. $$ F (a) = P{(X ≤ a)} = 1 − \exp(−λa)$$ for $a \geq 0$. Consider $Z = (λ'/λ)\exp(-(λ'-λ)X)$ Show that $E[Z]=1$ thus ...
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Markov processes and semimartingales

Semimartingales and Markov processes are two fundamental families in probability theory. There are many specific processes that belongs to the intersection of those two families, e.g. Levy processes. ...
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Independence random variables

I found two theorems in my notes and they seem to be somewhat complementary which made me doubt that both of them are true: a) Let $X,Y: \Omega \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ be a measurable function and ...
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Diffusion processes

I am trying to work out a problem to which I have not found similar solutions on the website. Perhaps you can help me out. Let $X = (X_t)_{t\geq0}$ be a non-negative diffusion process which solves ...
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Martingale and Stochastic equation

Using the Ito formula, I can show that the martingale $$ Z_{t}=\frac{1}{\sqrt{1-t}}\exp -\frac{B_t^2}{2(1-t)}\qquad 0\leq t<1 $$ admits the following differential $$ dZ_t=-\frac{B_t}{1-t}Z_tdB_t. ...
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Distribution of Stopped Brownian motion at hitting time of another Brownian motion.

Suppose $B_t$ and $W_t$ are two independent Brownian motions and $\tau$ is the first hitting time of $B_t$ to some $a >0$. Compute the distribution of $W_{\tau}$. We can try the characteristic ...
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Distribution of ceiling function and absolute value of random variable

Given a distribution function $f_X$, where $X$ is some random variable. I want to get the distribution functions of $|X|$ and $\lceil X \rceil$( the last one may only have an easy form if $X$ is ...
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Unbiased estimate $\lambda^2$

Given a Poisson distribution I want to figure out whether $d:(x_1,...,x_n) \mapsto x_1^2$ and $d':(x_1,...,x_n) \mapsto x_1x_2$ are unbiased estimations for $\lambda^2$ ? I mean it would sound ...
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Proof that a median minimizes 1-norm. [duplicate]

I was wondering whether there is an easy way to show the following: We have a data set $x_1,...,x_n$ and $m$ is a median if for at least half of the n data points we have that $x_i \le m$ and for ...
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Quadratic variation - Semimartingale

We know that any Semimartingale has Quadratic variation. I am interested to know if the converse is also true i.e. if a process has quadratic variation then it is semimartingale. Can some one ...
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Convergence in distribution ( Two equivalent definitions)

I read that for convergence in distribution it is equivalent to have that either the characteristic functions of the random variables convergence pointwise or we have that $F_{X_n} \rightarrow F_{X}$ ...
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First hitting time in the one-dimensional case by solving a boundary value problem

If have a question about section 3.1 in the paper Kramers' law: Validity, derivations and generalisations by Nils Berglund. (See http://arxiv.org/abs/1106.5799 page 7 - 9) On page 8 it says, that ...
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Why $\int _0 ^t \phi_s ^2 ds < \infty \ \mathbb P \text{-a.e.}$ do not implies $\mathbb E [\int _0 ^t \phi_s ^2 ds] < \infty$?

Why $\phi =(\phi_t)_{t \in [0,T]}$ is a progressive mesurable stochastic process do not implies $\mathbb E [\int _0 ^t \phi_s ^2 ds] < \infty$? I know that if $X$ is a positive random variable ...
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Intuition for random variable being $\sigma$-algebra measurable?

Is there some sort of intuition or a good ilustrative example for random variables being $\sigma$-algebra measurable? I understand the definition, but when looking at martingales, the meaning of ...
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Strictly stationary exponential Ornstein-Uhlenbeck process?

Can one define the initial value of the exponential Ornstein-Uhlenbeck process $r$, defined by $$r(t) = e^{y(t)}\quad\text{with}\quad dy(t) = k(θ −y(t)) \mathrm dt+\sigma \mathrm dW(t),$$ such that ...
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Oksendal SDE book mistake?

I am reading through Oksendals SDEs. I think there may be a mistake in question 5.18b and I can not find an errata so I was looking for some confirmation. The problem concerns the following SDE ...
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Prove that integral is a Gaussian random variable, compute its mean and variance

I have to prove that $X_t=\int_0^t W_s ds$ is a Gaussian random variable. I need also to compute it's mean and variance. My attempt: Let $W_t$ be a simple adapted process ...
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does continuity of sample paths imply continuity of natural filtration?

Let $(\Omega, \mathcal{F}, \mathbb{P})$ be a probability space (not necessarily complete) and let $X = (X_t)_{t \in [0, \infty)}$ be a real-valued stochastic process defined on it. In general, is it ...
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Laws and Moments of two dimensional brownian motions

I am a bit rusty on this. So let us consider the following two dimensional standard Brownian motion issued from zero defined on the probability space $(\Omega, \mathcal{F},\mathbb{P})$ (note that, in ...
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Solution of two (first) SDEs.

I'm about to study SDE's for the first time and I'm kinda having troubles "guessing"/"finding" solutions. Also I don't really know how and when analogies to simple ODEs are allowed (e.g. to get a ...
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Quadratic covariation of Itô processes

I haven't found any similar question in the forum, so I trust some of you will find this thought-provoking (at the very least). Perhaps you can help me. Let's consider first the two following ...
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Show that a process is no semimartingale

_Hello everyone! I got a little question about how to show that the process $X_t:=|B_t|^{\frac{1}{3}}$ is NOT a semimartingale. So far I tried to apply Ito. Since if $X_t$ was a semimartingale so is ...
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Too stupid to understand random variable questions?

I have two excercises: 1.) Let $X_1,X_2,X_3$ be independent uniformly distributed random variables on $[0,1]$. What is the density function of $X_1+X_2+X_3$? 2.) Let $X_1,...,X_4$ be independet ...
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Stochastic differential equation for $Y(t)=\sqrt{X(t)}$

Assume that $X(t)$ solves the stochastic differential equation $$dX(t)=\sigma(t)dW(t)+\mu(t)dt$$ with $\mu(x)=bx+c$ and $\sigma^2(x)=4x.$ Assume that $X(t)\ge 0$. Find the stochastic differential ...
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Expectation of stochastic integrals related to Brownian Motion

I'm trying to solve a problem that's now doing my head in a bit. I'll share with you the question and let's see if somebody can shed some light into the matter: Let B be a standard Brownian Motion ...
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Meaning of my calculation card game

I have made a calculation and now I do not understand what I did there. It is about the following question: Imagine you have n cards of which there are 2 aces, what is the expectation value to get ...
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Queueing model - expected outflow

Can anybody please help me how to tackle this question? We have one server. The service time is random with mean 1 minute The arrival rate is constant with 3 customers/minute, but they leave if the ...
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Representing a stochastic integral as product of a unknown random variable and a standard normal random variable

Consider a probability space $(\Omega,\mathcal F, (\mathcal F_t)_{t\geq0},\mathbb P)$ where $\mathbb F=(\mathcal F_t)_{t\geq0}$ is generated by $B=(B_t)_ { t \geq 0}$ a standard brownian motion ...
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Karatzas and Shreve Problem 3.3.38

Let $X$ be a continuous process and $A$ a continuous, increasing process with $X_0 = A_0 = 0$, a.s. Suppose that for every $\theta \in \mathbb{R}$, the process $$Z_t^{\theta} = ...
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Exercise 3.3.25 of Karatzas and Shreve

This is the Exercise 3.25 of Karatzas and Shreve on page 163 Whith $W=\{W_t, \mathcal F_t; 0\leq t<\infty\}$ a standard, one-dimensional Brownian motion and $X$ a measurable, adapted process ...
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Martingale Proofs

I havent been able to find an analogous question and our textbook is lacking in good examples, so I could use a little help with this rather straight forward martingale problem: Let X=(Xn) be a ...
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interchange stochastic and deterministic integration

If $f$ is a function in $L^2([0,1]^m)$, W is one-dimensional Brownian motion, $a,b \in [0,1]$, are the following two integrals equal? $$\int_0^1\int_0^{t_{m-1}}\cdots \int_0^{t_2} ...
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$\mathbb{E} \int_a^b W^3(t)\,dW(t)=?$

Is it true that $\mathbb{E} \int_a^b W^3(t)\,dW(t)=0$, for $a < b \in \mathbb{R}$ I know that for an adapted process $\Delta(t), t\geq 0$, the integral $\int_0^t \Delta(u)dW(u)$ is a ...
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Definition of a random variable in the context of a hypergeometric distribution

We defined a random variable in a probability space $(\Omega, E, P)$ as a map $X: \Omega \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$. Unfortunately, I somehow have the impression that this term "random variable is used ...
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Please rate this stochastic processes course. What should my next course be?

I am currently doing a course in Stochastic Processes that uses the book "Adventures in Stochastic Processes" by Sidney I. Resnick. The topics covered in the book are as follows: Discrete Index Sets/ ...
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Joint probability distributions of variables satisfying a certain constraints

Here is my question, given a set of random variables - {x_i}, i=1,2, ...n. And the corresponding pdfs are given by {PDF_i}, i=1,2, ...n. Now if I were it impose a certain set of constraints on ...
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Application of Optional Sampling Theorem

Lets assume that Brownian Motion starts from some point $x$ for which $a<x<b$ holds. Let $\tau=\inf\{t:B_t\not\in [a,b]\}$ be a stopping time. Now I want to prove that for $\theta>0$ ,an ...
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Changing Brownian motion and law

If I have some variable that depends on Brownian motion, how do I see clearly that replacing that Brownian motion with a different Brownian motion won't affect the law of my variable? To make this ...