Stochastic calculus is a branch of mathematics that operates on stochastic processes. It allows a consistent theory of integration to be defined for integrals of stochastic processes with respect to stochastic processes. It is used to model systems that behave randomly.

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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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Removing deterministic discontinuities from semi-martingales

Let $X:=(X_t)_{0 \le t \le T}$ be a solution of the SDE $$ X_t = X_0 + \int_0^t \sigma(s,X_s) dW_s + \sum_{i=1}^n f_i(X_{t_i^-}) 1_{\{t > t_i\}}$$ where $t_1,\cdots,t_n \in [0,T]$ and $(f_i)_{1 \le ...
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Generated sigma algebra from Brownian Motion

Suppose that we have a Brownian motion and we define the P-augmented filtration by $$\mathcal{F}^W_t:=\sigma(\mathcal{F}^0_t \cup \mathcal{N})$$ where $\mathcal{F}_t^0:=\sigma(W_s;s\le t)$ and $\...
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Recast the scalar SPDE $du_t(Φ_t(x))=f_t(Φ_t(x))dt+∇ u_t(Φ_t(x))⋅ξ_t(Φ_t(x))dW_t$ into a SDE in an infinite dimensional function space.

Let$^1$ $(\Omega,\mathcal A,\operatorname P)$ be a probability space $U$ be a separable Hilbert space $Q\in\mathfrak L(U)$ be nonnegative and symmetric operator on $U$ with finite trace $(W_t)_{t\...
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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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Higher math and statistics/probability

So I've heard that certain areas of statistics and probability use manifolds and results from analysis and topology. Given that I lack the background to see where manifolds would become useful in ...
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Ornstein-Uhlenbeck SDE solution

I'm following this solution of $$dX_t=\kappa(\theta-X_t)\,dt+\sigma\,dW_t \tag1 $$ And the question is whether its solution $$X_t=\theta+e^{-\kappa(t-s)}(X_s-\theta)+\sigma\int_s^t e^{-\kappa(t-u)...
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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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Inequality for Lévy SDE

Let $X_{s}^{t,x}$ denote the solution at time $s$ of an Ito SDE whose coefficients are Lipschitz continuous with initial condition $X_t=x$. Let $t\leq s\leq T<\infty$. The inequality $$ \mathbb{E}\...
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How to Prove the Stochastic Fubini Theorem? (Exercise 2.19 in Chapter IV of Revuz and Yor)

Here is the theorem statement: Let $B$ and $C$ be two independent standard Brownian motions. If $\phi$ is square integrable on the unit square ($\phi \in L^2([0,1]^2)$ ), by suitable filtrations, ...
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Can Stochastic Integration be Further Generalized?

Is the idea of stochastic integration to accept convergence towards the stochastic integrals in probability instead of almost surely (pathwise)? I.e. to accept a weaker form of convergence for the ...
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Brownian Motion Third Power Martingale using Ito Integral

Let $(B_t)_{t \geq 0}$ be a standard Brownian motion and $M_t = B_t^2 - t$. According to this and this posts we know that \begin{align} [M] = [B^2] = 2 \int_0^t B_s^2\ ds. \end{align} Now, without ...
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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 dB+H(X)n(X)...
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In stochastic calculus, why do we have $(dt)^2=0$ and other results?

I'm doing actuarial problems of Exam MFE and it covers some of the stochastic calculus (like Ito's Lemma). One of the frequently used results are the so-called "multiplication rules": $(dt)^2=0$ ...
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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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Invariant measure of Euler-Maruyama Discretisation of an Ito diffusion

Let $(X_t)_{t \geq 0}$ be a diffusion process with dynamics governed by the stochastic differential equation \begin{equation} dX_t = b(X_t)dt + \sigma(X_t)dW_t, ~~ X_0 = x_0, \end{equation} where $b,\...
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Representation theorem for continuous process of finite variation

There is a martingale representation theorem If $M$ is a continuous $L^2$-martingale, there is a Brownian motion $B$ and a cadlag adapted function $\sigma$ such that $$ M_t = M_0 + \int_0^t \...
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Radon-Nikodym on a Process wrt to filtration

Given a probability space $(\Omega,\mathcal{F},P)$. Let $(X_t)_{t\geq0}$ be a stochastic process defined on it with cadlag paths, lets say on $(\mathcal{X},\mathcal{B}(X))$. Let be $\mathcal{F}_{t}$ ...
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Characterization of point process, given the number of points

For a point process with independent and identically distributed (i.i.d) inter-renewals, with distribution $p(x)$, we observed $N$ points on $[0,T]$. What is the joint probability distribution ...
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Stochastic Integral of Particle Scattering

I have a stochastic process that describes a particle moving through a field of randomly distributed particles and undergoing scattering collisions (modeled simplistically) off of them. In its ...
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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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Confusion about localization

I am a bit confused about the following result I read: Let $(\Omega,\mathfrak{A},\mathfrak{F},\mathbb{P})$ be a filtered probability space. Let $\left\{X_t\right\}_{t\in[0,T]}$ be a continuous and ...
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Asymptotic Expansion Method for Pricing American Option

In this Article I faced with Asymptotic Expansion method for pricing American option. the price $P(S,t)$ of this option satisfies the partial differential equation (PDE): $${{P}_{t}}+(r-\delta )S{{P}...
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Why is a predictable stochastic process called *predictable*?

Let $(\Omega,\mathcal A,\operatorname P)$ be a probability space $I$ be an index set $\mathbb F=(\mathcal F)_{t\in I}$ be a filtration on $(\Omega,\mathcal A)$ $X=(X_t)_{t\in I}$ be a stochastic ...
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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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Can I get a PhD in Stochastic Analysis given this limited background?

General advice on PhD apps welcome Given my limited background in stochastic analysis and other information (below), can I apply for a PhD with stochastic analysis for my dissertation topic? 1/4 I ...
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Regarding proof of converse to Girsanovs theorem

This is regarding an argument from Arbitrage Theory by Thomas Björk - Theorem 11.6, but is attempted self contained. Consider a Wiener process W on probability space $(\Omega,\mathcal{F},\{\mathcal{F}...
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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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Determine if this is a Martingale

I am trying to check if the process $S_t$ is a martingale, where $\mathrm dS_t = \frac{I_{S_t > 0}}{S_t} \mathrm dW_t$, $S_0 = 1$. We know that $S_t$ is a local martingale because if we stop it ...
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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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Spectral process for the Ornstein-Uhlenbeck process

The Ornstein-Uhlenbeck process $X(t)$ is a centered, Gaussian process with covariance function $$B(s,t) = e^{-\vert t-s \vert /2}$$ The spectral measure is abs. cont. w.r.t. the Lebesgue measure ...
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Brownian motion integral

Let $(B_t)$ be a standard Brownian motion, $f$ a continuous function and $X_t = \int_0^t f(s)B_s ds$. I was able to prove that $(X_t)$ is a Gaussian process with zero mean and trying to find the ...
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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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Can infinitesimal generator be defined by the time-inhomogeneous stochastic process?

The following is the definition of infinitesimal generator from Oksendal. Let $\{X_t,t\in[0,T]\}$ be a time-homogeneous It\^o diffusion in $\mathbb{R}^d$. The $\textit{infinitesimal generator}$ $\...
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Integrating the inverse of a squared bessel process - integrability

Let $X_t$ be a 4-dimension Squared Bessel Process (BESQ-4). Let $M_t$ be a continuous true martingale. Question: Does $\int_0^t \frac{1}{X_s}dH_s$ exist? If so, is it only a local or a true ...
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Finding g$^∗$, τ$^∗$ in 1-dimensional Brownian motion

How do I find g$^∗$, τ$^∗$ such that g$^∗$(s, x) = sup$_τ$E$^{(s,x)}$[e$^{−ρ(s+τ)}$B$_τ$$^2$] = E$^{(s,x)}$[e$^{−ρ(s+τ^{*})}$B$_{τ^*}^2$ ] , where B$_t$ is 1-dimensional Brownian motion, ρ > 0 is ...
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Show that the only nonnegative superharmonic functions in R are the constants

I am having trouble finding g$^∗$(x) when $$g(x) = \begin{cases} xe^{-x} & \text{for x > 0} \\[2ex] 0 & \text{for x $\leq$ 0}. \end{cases}$$ I would like to use the fact that the only ...
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Proving that only nonnegative superharmonic functions in R$^2$ are constants

How can I prove that the only nonnegative (B$_t$-) superharmonic functions in R$^2$ are the constants? So far, I know that u is a nonnegative superharmonic function and that there exist x, y ∈ R$^2$ ...
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Are martingales progressively measurable? (Application to square integrable martingales)

This is an incredibly dumb question, but I'm not sure if I know the correct answer, and it doesn't seem to be stated anywhere on the internet, so here goes: Are martingales progressively ...
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How to show that $S_k = \inf \{t \geq 0 | \|X(t)\| \geq k \} \to \infty$ as $k \to \infty$ a.s.

stack.exchangers! I am currently working my way through the proof given by Karatzas and Shreve (1988) of the Feynman-Kac Theorem (Theorem 5.7.6). However, I am missing out on the following problem: ...
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Finding a unique strong solution

I am brushing up on my stochastic approximation. I am having a hard time with the following problem. I have the equation dX$_t$ = ln(1+ X$_t^2$)dt + X$_t$dB$_t$ X$_0$ = x, with x ∈ ℝ I know that ...
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Doob Meyer decomposition in an exercize

I have to find the Doob Meyer decomposition for the following process: $Y_t=e^{(1+B_t^2)}$ I think that the method is to derive with the Ito's formula the process and I've obtained: $dY_t=2B_te^{(...
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unbounded variation of $\sin(x)/x$

How can I show that the variation of $sin(x)/x$ is unbounded? Could you please help me. I know that I have to use but how can I rough estimate that this is bigger than infinity?
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Show that $\hat{Y}$ is an optimal linear estimator of Y

Relevant Information. Let $X(t)$, $t \in T$ be a second order process. Let $M_0$ be the set of random variables of the form $a + b_1X(s_1)+ \cdots + b_nX(s_n)$ for a positive integer $n$ and constants ...
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Convergence of a sequence over supremum

Given a cadlag-process $X_{t}$ with stationary independent increments (Levy process) for which $E\left[\sup_{s\in[0,t]}\left|X_s\right|\right]<+\infty$ for all $t>0$. For $n\in \mathbb{N}$ the ...
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stochastic exponential uniformly integrable martingale

$N$ is a continuous local martingale and $T_c:=\inf\left\{t>0:\left[N\right]_t>c\right\}$, $c>0$ . I need to show that the stochastic exponential $\mathcal{E}(-N)$ is a uniformly integrable ...
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Question about “Stochastic Analysis on Manifolds”

After Definition 2.3.1 Hsu says that if $M$ is a closed submanifold of $\mathbb{R}^N$ then a semimartingale $X$ on $M\subseteq\mathbb{R}^N$ should satisfy $$X_t=X_0+\int_0^tP\left(X_s\right)\circ dX_s,...
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A stochastic volatility model

An example of stochastic volatility model: $$\begin{cases} \frac{dX_t}{X_t} &= g_t dW_t \\ dg_t &= - k g_t dt + \sigma dZ_t \end{cases} $$ where $Z_t$ and $W_t$ are Brownian motions and $...
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Stochastic process is brownian motion by Levy's characterization

I would like to know if $B_t=W_t-\int_0^t \frac{W_u}{u}du$ is a brownian motion. I know that $W_t$ is a brownian motion. For that i would like to use Levy's characterization, so I have to show that $[...