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Help understanding the Feynman-Kac formula

From wikipedia: Suppose we wish to find the expected value of the function $e^{-\int_0^t V(x(\tau)) d\tau}$ in the case where $x(\tau)$ is some realization of a diffusion process starting at $x(0) = ...
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Deriving SDE(s) and Expectation from Given PDE

We want to solve the PDE $u_t + \left( \frac{x^2 + y^2}{2}\right)u_{xx} + (x-y^2)u_y + ryu = 0 $ where $r$ is some constant and $u(x,y,T) = V(x,y)$ is given. Write an SDE and express $u(x,y,0)$ as the ...
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Expectation of Stochastic Process Given First Hitting Time Information

Let $V_t$ satisfy the SDE $dV_t = -\gamma V_t dt + \alpha dW_t$. Let $\tau$ be the first hitting time for 0, i.e., $\tau $ = min$(t | V_t = 0)$. Let $s =$ min$(\tau, 5)$. Let $\mathcal{F}_s$ be the ...