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Strong versus weak solutions of SDEs

I am wondering if someone could provide me with both an intuitive and a mathematical explanation of the difference between strong and weak solutions of stochastic differential equations. Thanks...
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Brownian motion transition density question

Let $Y_t = M_t - W_t$ where $M_t$ is the running maximum of brownian motion and $W_t$ is brownian motion. I want to show that $P^0[Y_{t+s} \in dy| Y_t = x] = p(s,x,y)+p(s,x,-y)$ where $p$ is the ...
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Sample continuity of Brownian motion

I wanted to know if the Brownian motion and the fractional Brownian motion are almost surely sample continuous or not? Many thanks.
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Is this a Brownian motion

I am learning SDE, and here is some basic things I have trouble with, Let $B(t)$ be a Brownian motion, and $F \in \mathcal L^2$ is any stochastic process and I know $\int_0^tF(s)dB(t)$ is Ito process ...
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Distribution of Levy driven O-U process

Is there a way to find an analytical expression for $E\left[\exp\left(-\int_0^T \gamma_s ds\right)\right]$, where $d\gamma_t=k(\theta-\gamma_t)dt+\sigma dL_t$, and $L_t$ is a symmetric alpha ...
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Integrate over different measures

In Probability theory the expected value of a random variables $X : \Omega \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ is defined as $E(X) = \int_\Omega X dP$ Now, if $\Omega \subset \mathbb{R}$ and has a density ...
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Continuity in $x$ of $E^x \int_0^{\tau} f(X_t)dt$

Suppose I have a stochastic diffusion $X$. I am studying an expression of the form $u(x):=E^x\int_0^\tau f(X_t)dt$ where $\tau$ is the exit time of $X$ from my bounded open domain $D$. I am also ...
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Brownian Motion with Optional Stopping Theorem (OST)

Let $(B_t)_{t \geq 0}$ be a standard Brownian Motion and let $T:=\inf\{t \geq 0: B_t=at-b\}$ for some positive constant $a,b>0$. Calculate $\mathbb{E}[T]$. How do i begin it?
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Simple Stochastic Measurability Question

In the proof of a Stochastic representation theorem, the author writes: $Z_t = \frac{d}{dt}<M>_t$ is progressively measurable. Here $M_t$ is a continuous local martingale and we have the ...
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Elementary Malliavin Derivative question about definition.

I am reading a book that defines the Malliavin derivative $D_tF$ as follows: If $F = \sum_{n=0}^{\infty} I_n(f_n)$ is the Wiener Chaos expansion. $F$ is in the brownian filtration and $F \in ...
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Stochastic Root Finding

I'm interested in the stochastic root finding problem in the spirit of Robbins-Monro. I've read their original paper, but I'd like to understand the method with more weaker assumptions. I have the ...
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Reflected process - Brownian motion

I am still new to stochastic processes and I tried to do this exercise. I don't know how to go on. Define the maximum process \begin{align*} M_t = \max_{0 \leqslant s \leqslant t} W_s, \end{align*} ...
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Construct an arbitrage opportunity in a multi-period model

I am currently revising for my exam in Financial Mathematics, and I could not solve this question: For $T > 1$, consider a $T$-period model with a single risky asset and a bank account which pays ...
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Computing the probability that a stock process is more valuable than the bond process

I am currently revising for my exam and I cannot really deal with the following problem (I am a beginner in terms of stochastic processes): $W_t$ is the standard Brownian motion. Consider a stock ...
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Simple Stochastic Control Problem

Consider $dX_t = \pi_t X_t dt + \pi_t X_t dW_t, X_0 = x$, where $W_t$ is a standard brownian motion, and $\pi$ is some real valued process. Let T>0. How can we calculate $P[X_T\geq 2x]$, where ...
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Stochastic PDE representation

I am trying to find a pde which $u$ satisfies when $u(x) = E^{x}[\cos(X_1)]$ where $dX_t = \sin(nX_t)\,dt + dW_t$ and $X_0 = x$. I have tried using Feynman-Kac but I can't seem to get it into the ...
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Is there a solution for this stochastic differential equation or analogous ordinary differential equation?

I'm trying to analyze the following Ito stochastic differential equation: $$dX_t = \|X_t\|dW_t$$ where $X_t, dX_t, W_t, dW_t \in \mathbb{R}^n$. Here, $dW_t$ is the standard Wiener process and ...
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Ornstein-Uhlenbeck operator and divergence operator

So I'm still struggling with Malliavin calculus, and this time about the divergence operator. We are working in the classical Wiener space $(W,H,\mu)$ where $W$ is the Wiener space ...
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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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Stochastic integral with respect to a stochastic integral

[From Bass R.F. Stochastic processes. Exercise 10.4] Let $N_t = \int_0^tH_sdM_s$ where $M$ is a continuous square integrable martingale and H is predictable and integrable and $L_t = \int_0^tK_sdN_s$ ...
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Density of cylindrical random variables in classical Wiener space

I'm currently working on Malliavin calculus, and a theorem in my class notes is bothering me : Denote W the Wiener space of continuous functions from $[0,1]$ to $\mathbb{R}$, and $\mu$ the associated ...
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Expectation Geometric Brownian Motion

Can someone help show me a simple way to show: $$\mathbb{E}(S_t)= S_0e^{\mu t}$$ for $$ S_t = S_0\exp\left( \left(\mu - \frac{\sigma^2}{2} \right)t + \sigma W_t\right) $$ from this page: ...
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Integrating a function of a random variable; $\int g(X) dP$

Assume a random variable $X$ on probability space $\Omega$, taking values in $\mathbb{R}$ with some known distribution $F(dX)$. Assume also a function of the random variable, $g(X)$. Does then the ...
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Representation of Markov process adapted to given Filtration

Let $X$ be continuous Markov process adapted to a filtration generated by Brownian motion $B$. Does there exist a function $f$ such that $X_t = f(t,B_t)$? My guess is that it should have such ...
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About the increasing process in the Doob-Meyer decomposition

As we know, a RCLL submartingale on [0,T], $Y$, in class D can be decomposed as: $$Y_t=Y_0+M_t+A_t,\ a.s.,$$ where $M$ is a martingale and $A$ is an increasing previsible process. In my question, I ...
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Skorohod convergence (space of right continuous functions with left limit)

If $f_n$ is a sequence of functions of the Skorohod Space $D([0,\infty),E)$, where $E$ is a separable Banach space, such that $f_n \to f$ in the Skorohod topology. Is it possible that there exists a ...
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Is any FV-Process a special Semimartingale?

Any FV-Process can be represented as the difference of two increasing (or decreasing) processes and so any FV-Process is a quasimartingale. Due to Raos Theorem any FV-Process is a special ...
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Tail of hitting times for Brownian motion on the circle

For $y\in \mathbb R/\mathbb Z$ and $\varphi\in C([0,\infty);\mathbb R/\mathbb Z)$ let $T_{y}(\varphi) \ := \ \inf\{t>0: \varphi_t = y \} \ \ \ $ (first time the path $\varphi$ hits $y$) ...
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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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Transforming semimartingale to local martingale by change of measure

Consider a continuous $\mathbb{P}$ - semimartingale X which can be decomposed as M+A (M is local martingale and A is bounded variation process). Is it possible to change measure to $\mathbb{Q}$ s.t. ...
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Limit of stochastic integrals?

Let $(W_t)t$ be a Wiener process. I want to find the limit for $\epsilon\to 0$ of $$\frac{W_t^2}{2\epsilon}\chi_{(-\epsilon,\epsilon)}(W_t)-\int_0^t ...
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Autocorrelation of Radial Stochastic Process with Planar Derivatives

I have a random field $h(\vec{r})$ that depends on $\vec{r}=(x,y)$, such that \begin{equation} \langle h(\vec{r})h(\vec{r}+\vec{r}') \rangle \sim \exp(-||\vec{r}-\vec{r}'||/a^2) \end{equation} where ...
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Optional Sampling a.s. finite stopping time

Given a uniformly integrable discrete martingale $M_n$ on prob. space $(\Omega, \mathcal{F}, \mathbb{P})$, and a.s. finite stopping times $T$ and $S$ with $T\geq S$. Show that $E[M_T|\mathcal{F}_S] = ...
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Are there “necessary” conditions for a solution to the multivariate, truncated Hausdorff moment problem?

I am looking for NECESSARY conditions for a solution to the multivariate, truncated Hausdorff moment problem (i.e., conditions under which a given finite sequence of numbers is the sequence of first ...
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Poisson Process Change of Measure

I have seen the following result stated in the literature: Let $N(t)$ be a (finite time horizon) Poisson process defined on a probability space $(\Omega, \mathbb{P})$ with constant intensity ...
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What is wrong with my example where the Itô Integral and Riemann-Stieltjes Integral don't coincide?

I have an interesting question concerning those two integrals. Considering a Brownian motion $(B_t)_{t \geq 0}$ with start in $x$. We can choose an $\omega \in \Omega$ such that, $t \to B_t(\omega)$ ...
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One stochastic integrability problem

On a lecture notes, there is a following arguement: To make $\int_0^T \pi_t dW_t$ well-defined, (maybe it means to make $\int_0^T \pi_t dW_t<\infty \ \ a.s.$) we only need $\int_0^T \pi_t^2 ...
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Variance of a stochastic integral?

Does there exist a variance formula for stochastic integrals? Suppose we have $dX = \sigma (X) dW + \mu(X) dt$ Do we have a formula for $Var(X_t)$ or an intergral of $X$ against $B$ More ...
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Inequality for Euclidean norm

Let:| | be Euclidean norm on $\mathbb{R}^{n}$ and $b : \mathbb{R}^{n}\longmapsto \mathbb{R}^{n}$ and $\sigma : \mathbb{R}^{n}\longmapsto \mathbb{R}^{n\times m}$ two continuous functions. ...
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Continuous Square integrable martingale Quadratic Variation

We know that given a continuous square integrable martingale there exists unique (up to indistinguishability) continuous, natural and increasing process which is quadratic variation process of the ...
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“Continuity” of stochastic integral wrt Brownian motion

I'd like to prove a nice property of a stochastic integral with respect to Brownian motion. Let $(H_t)_{t\geq0}$ be a progressive and bounded process that is continuous at $0$ and $B$ a standard ...
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Holder continuity of Ito integral

Let $\sigma(t,\omega)$ be a progressively measurable function and $\mathbb{E}[\int_0^T \sigma_t^2\mathrm dt] < \infty$. Can we say that the Ito process $\int_0^t \sigma_s \mathrm dW_s$ is Hölder ...
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Probability Space and proof of existence for my specific problem involving stochastic differential equations

I have a question regarding the probability space for my problem. This deals with radiation therapy. If X(t) and Y(t) represent the number of two types of cancer cells. X(t) and Y(t) satisfy the ...
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Integration of Wiener process: $\int_{t_1}^{t_2} dB(s)$

We all know that $\int_0^t dB(s) = B(t)$, where $B(t)$ is a standard Brownian Motion. However, is the following identity true? Also, why or why not? $\boxed{ \displaystyle \ \ \int_{t_1}^{t_2} ...
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Is the expectation $E[\xi U'(\xi)]$ finite?

I encounter the following problem today. It seems a simple question. Let $U$ be a real function from $R^+\rightarrow \bar{R}$ satisfying the following conditions: (1) $U$ is concave, continuous, ...
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Locally Nondeterministic Property of Brownian Bridge

Could anyone please give ideas or point me out references where I can find any result concerning the locally nondeterministic (LND) property (in the sense of Berman: ...
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Forming a local martingale with continuous increasing process

If $M_t$ is continuous martingale, we know that there exists quadratic variation process which is continuous and increasing. I am interested to know if the converse is also true. To make it precise ...
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limit of sup of a stochastic integral

Let $W$ be a standard, one-dimensional Brownian motion and $0 < T < \infty$. Show that $$\lim_{\beta \to \infty} \sup_{0\leq t \leq T} |e^{-\beta t }\int_0^t e^{\beta s } dW_s| = 0$$ a.s.
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Finding the joint distribution of a random process with memory

I'm modeling a digital system as a random process and attempting to solve for the autocorrelation in order to arrive at the power spectral density of the process. The system is as follows: At any ...
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What is the right invariant $\sigma$-algebra for the Birkhoff ergodic theorem?

I have been reading stuff about ergodic theory, and I have encountered two versions of the involved "invariant sigma field". let the underlying probability space be $(\Omega,\mathcal{F},P)$, and let's ...