Questions on the calculus of stochastic processes, or processes that have a random component.

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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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Partial differential equation involving a random process (literature advice)

In articles like this one (end of page one and page two), physicists often tend to treat a random process with discrete time and countable space set as a differentiable function (whose domains are ...
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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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$MN-\langle M,N \rangle$ is uniformly integrable when M, N are $H^2$?

This proof below really seems to have little to do with uniform integrability, what does the DCT application give exactly? Any alternative proofs would be good too
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Expectation of an ito process

I came across this sub-question as a part of a bigger question, the question itself seems very simple but I'm having hard time figuring out a solution. Just to give a little background, this comes in ...
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Modified Stochastic Integral

Suppose one has a stochastic differential equation: $$dX_t = f(X_t) dt + g(X_t)d\eta(t)$$ where $\eta$ solves the Ornstein-Uhlenbeck process: $$d\eta(t) = \lambda \eta(t) dt + \sigma dW(t)$$ Suppose ...
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Deriving a closed form expression for stochastic integral (to show its a martingale)

I have $B_s = $ brownian motion at time $s$. $$ \int_0 ^t B_s \, dB_s$$ $$0 \leq t \leq T$$ And want to check if it is a martingale, first from its closed form expression, and then via conditions on ...
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Superposition of renewal processes: Variance of lifetimes

I've a question concerning the superposition of renewal processes. Assume we have $n$ independent renewal processes with the same lifetime distribution (especially mean $\mu$ and variance $\sigma^2$). ...
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Stochastic calculus rules $d(B_t^2) = 2B_t\,dB_t + dt$ - why?

Let $B_t$ = Brownian motion at time $t$ I know that $(dB_t)^2 = dt$ and $d(f(x)) = f'(x)\,dx$ for some differentiable function. Now, I have that $$M_t = B_t^2 - t$$ $$dM_t = d(B_t^2) - d(t)$$ ...
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How to check if integral wrt Brownian motion is a martingale

As in title, I have a process $$X_{t}=\int_{0}^{t}s^{2}dB_{s}$$ I found here a sufficient condition for such integral to be a martingale on the interval. But I am asked if it is a martingale, not ...
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Prove that $M(t)^2 - t$ is a martingale, $M(t)$ is a symmetric random walk

Prove that $M(t)^2 - t$ is a martingale, $M(t)$ is a symmetric random walk. My question here mainly has to do with the $F_{t}$ measurability of $M(t)^2 - t$, where $F_{t} = \sigma (X_1 , X_2, ... , ...
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Prove this expectation of Brownian motion?

Prove $E[(\Delta B_j)^4]=3(\Delta t_j)^2$ where the Delta stands for the change of something i.e $B_j-B_{j-1}=\Delta B_j$ and the $B_j$ stand for the standard Brownian motion I won't show my step ...
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What is the Euler Lagrange condition for SDEs?

Does the Euler Lagrange condition... $$\frac{d}{dt}\left( \frac{\partial L}{\partial \dot{x}}\right)-\frac{\partial L}{\partial x}=0$$ ...have a meaningful extension to Stochastic Differential ...
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Reading list to master Numerical Analysis' research literature

As of lately I have been going through many research papers in my current job, and even though I have a Mathematics background at Masters level in Mathematical Finance, I sometimes struggle to follow ...
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Can these random variables be seen as products of indicator functions?

Spin-off from here. The solution given is that $$E[X_{n+1}|X_n] = 1/2\times 2X_n + 1/2\times 0 = X_n$$ How about using indicator functions? I was thinking that $X_n = 2^n 1_{A_1}$, but I guess ...
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Reasoning in “Prove X is a martingale” [duplicate]

From here. The solution given is that $$E[X_{n+1}|X_n] = 1/2\times 2X_n + 1/2\times 0 = X_n$$ Why exactly? In retrospect, I'm not sure I really got it. I'm trying to think about it in terms of ...
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$E[X_{n+1}\mid X_n] = E[X_{n+1}\mid\mathscr{F}_n]$

Under what conditions does it hold that $$E[X_{n+1}\mid X_n] = E[X_{n+1}\mid\mathscr{F}_n]$$ if we are given a stochastic process $X = (X_n)_{n \geq 0}$ on a filtered probability space $(\Omega, ...
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Reversible Ito Diffusions

I have given a diffusion equation $$ dX_t = -\nabla V(X_t) \, dt + \sigma dB_t.$$ I found here(1) a characterization when $X_t$ is reversible, aslong as $\sigma=1$. Is this also true for $\sigma ...
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Expectation of a stochastic process

Ok, I'm new to stochastic calculus and I'm having some troubles with a simple exercise that I don't seem to get. Here it is: Recalling that $\mathbb{E}[e^{W_t}]=e^{\frac{t}{2}}$ compute ...
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Proving existence of Itō Integral

Here's an extract from some Continuous Martingales notes I can see how K-W implies the blue box inequality but how does that inequality give continuity? Also what is the functional theorem that ...
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Expectation of Modified Stochastic Integral

Suppose one has a stochastic differential equation: $$dX_t = f(X_t) dt + g(X_t)d\eta(t)$$ where $\eta$ solves the Ornstein-Uhlenbeck process: $$d\eta(t) = \lambda \eta(t) dt + \sigma dW(t)$$ Suppose ...
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Calculate a differenciation [closed]

$$a>0,$$ $$b>0,$$ $$\sigma >0$$ $X$ is the solution of : $$dX_t=aX_t(b-X_t)\,dt+\sigma X_t \, dB_t,\quad X_{0}=1 $$ I have also shown before that $$L_t=e^{(ab-\sigma^2/2)t+\sigma B_t}$$ Now ...
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Stochastic calculus - Ito confusion

We have $W(t) = f(t)X(t)$. My textbook says that $dW = fdX + X\dfrac{df}{dt} dt$. I don't get how they arrived at this conclusion. I get the first part, because $\dfrac{dW}{dX}dX = fdX$. But for the ...
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Ito's lemma - mistake in text book?

Ito gives us $$dW = \dfrac{dW}{dX} dX + \left(\frac{dW}{dt} + \frac{1}{2} \frac{d^2W}{dX^2}\right) \, dt$$ We have a function $W(t) = 1 + t + E^{X(t)}$. My text book says that $$dW = e^{X(t)} \, dX + ...
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zero drift brownian motions and barriers problem [duplicate]

Given two same brownian motion with no drift and different variances: $$(dG_1/G_1)= \sigma_1dW_g $$ $$(dG_2/G_2)= \sigma_2dW_g $$ and two barriers $P_1 > P_2$ assuming that $ \sigma_1 > ...
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Does Brownian Motion return to the origin infinitely soon? [closed]

Consider a standard unidimensional Brownian Motion $B_t$ (Wiener process). Fact: This process returns to the origin infinite number of times with probability one. Consider a stopping time $\tau = ...
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Girsanov theorem [duplicate]

I work on an exercice and I have to calculate: $$E(W_{t}^2e^{(\int_{0}^{T}\theta_{s}dW_{s}-\frac{1}{2}\int_{0}^{T}\theta_{s}^2ds)})$$ $$\theta$$ is deterministic function I don't know how to ...
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Martingale definition

To prove that one process is Martingale, generally we prove 3 things : 1) X is adapted. 2)$$ \mathbf{E} ( \vert X_n \vert )< \infty $$ 3) $$\mathbf{E} (X_{n+1}\mid X_1,\ldots,X_n)=X_n $$ I ...
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What is meant by a linear SDE?

I am sure this is a ridiculous question, but I can't seem to find a definition. I know the definition of linear ODE or PDE just by saying that the differential operator should be linear, but how does ...
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Stochastic Differential Equation for Time Integral of Stochastic Process

Let $X(t)$ denote standard Brownian motion $dX(t) = a X dt + X dW(t)$ with solution $X(t) = e^{a t + W(t)}$. I want to consider the time-integrated process \begin{equation} Y(t) := \int_0^t d\tau~ ...
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positiv Martingale process

I would to like to prove that the process: $$e^{\int_{0}^{T}\theta _{s}dW_{s}-\frac{1}{2}\int_{0}^{T}\theta _{s}^2ds}$$ is a martingale which is positiv and has a mean=1 $$\theta is continuous ...
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Integral of Brownian Motion with respect to an independent Brownian motion

I have this seemingly simple problem which I haven't been able to solve. I have two standard Brownian motions, $B$ and $W$, on the same probability space and under the same filtration (I am not so ...
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Conditions for Expectation of Ito Integral to have Expectation 0

Consider the Ito stochastic process $$X_t = X_0 + \int_{0}^{t} a_s ds + \int_{0}^{t} b_s dW_s$$ What conditions are necessary or sufficient (besides adaptability/measurability) to show that $$ E ...
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Two-dimensional Brownian motion

Let $B_1$ and $B_2$ be two $\mathbb{R}$-valued Brownian motions with $$\langle B_1,B_2\rangle=\int_0^t\rho_s ds,$$ where $\rho$ is progressively measurable with values in $(-1,1)$. We define ...
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Construction of the Itō integral

We fix some filtered probability space $(\Omega,\mathfrak{F},\{\mathfrak{F}_t\}_{t\in[0,T]},\mathbb{P})$. Let, for short, $L^2$ be the space of all progressively measurable processes in ...
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Measurability of an integral

Let $\{X_t\}_{t\ge 0}$ be an adapted $\mathbb{R}$-valued stochastic process on some filtered probability space $(\Omega,\mathcal{F},\{\mathcal{F}_t\}_{t\ge 0},\mathbb{P}\}$ such that for each ...
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Doubt concerning Stochastic continuity

I know that a stochastic process $X$ is said to be stochastically continuous if $\forall s$ $$\lim_{t\rightarrow s}\;P(|X(t)-X(s)|>a) = 0.$$. But then it is also true that stochastic continuity ...
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Ito isometry for bounded Ito integral

Let $(W_t)_{t \in [0, T]}$ be a Brownian motion and $T$ be a finite time. If $\int^T_0 \beta_t d W_t$ is bounded and $\{ \beta_t \}_{t \in [0,T]}$ is locally integrable, I am curious whether the ...
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What is this conditional probability?

I have been doing some reading for a project on quantitive finance, and I have been seeing a lot of this kind of conditional probabilities on a "$\mathcal{F}_{t_i}$": $$\mathbb{P} ...
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How to use Itō in this very simple case

I want to apply Ito for the following process: \begin{equation*} X_t = tW_t + \int_0^t W_u du, \end{equation*} where $W$ is a Brownian motion. I have no trouble with the part $tW_t$ This can be ...
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Independence of linear combinations of Brownian motions

Let $0<s\leq t\leq u\leq v$ and $W_x$ be a Brownian motion. Show that $aW_s+bW_t$ and $\frac{1}{v}W_v-\frac{1}{u}W_u$ are independent for $a,b$ satisfying $as+bt=0$. The question seems easy but ...
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What is the pdf of $X$, where $dX_t = -aX_t + d N_t, N_t$ is a compound Poisson process?

I would like to find the probability density function (at stationarity) of the random variable $X_t$, where (I'm not sure this notation makes sense, I'm not very familiar with the stochastic calculus ...
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Are $X$ and $Y$ necessarily normal if the the sum $Z=X+Y$ is normal?

Of course, asking the question the other way round is straightforward to answer as via the convolution we find that the sum of two normal distributed variables is again normal. But however, is it ...
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What are the conditions for $E[\int_0^tf(W_s,s)dW_s]=0$?

Let $W_t$ be the standard Brownian Motion. I am interested on the conditions on $f(\cdot)$ that guarantee that the expectation of the Ito integral below is zero: ...
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An application of Itô's lemma

I found this question in a past exam for a course on Financial Economics. Given the function $f(t,x)$, let $F(t,x)$ be a function such that $∂F/∂x = f$. (a) By writing Itô’s formula in ...
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Example of an adapted but not progressively measurable process

I'm looking for an example of a stochastic process $X$ that is $\mathbb{F}$-adapted, but not progressively measurable. One example I found is the following: $(\Omega, \mathfrak{A}) = (\mathbb{R^+}, ...
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Stochastic Integral basics

As far as I understand, the stochastic integral is defined so that we can make sense of something like this: \begin{equation*} X_t = x_0 + \int_0^t g(s) ds + \int_0^t f(s) dW(s) \end{equation*} ...
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Total Differential / Ito dynamics

I found this process in a scientific paper: $M_t = \int_{0}^t e^{-(t-u)} \frac{dS_u}{S_u}$ where $dS_t = S_t (\phi M_t + (1-\phi)\mu_t) dt + \sigma S_t dW_t$ and I want to compute the ...
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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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Density of the Absorbed Process

The curiosity arose while reading the Ch.18 of Arbitrage Theory in Continuous Time 3/ed, dedicated to pricing Barrier Options. Definition 18.1 For any $y\in R$, the hitting time of y, $\tau(X,y)$, ...