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Unfortunately, I have never really found an explanation for basic stochastic calculus which is both mathematically accessible and technically correct. I will give the usual mathematical treatment, but I concede that it is not particularly accessible. $W$ is a process on $[0,\infty)$ with the following basic properties: $W(0)=0$ $W$ is a Gaussian process. $...


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$dX_t = (\beta-\alpha X_t) \, dt + \sigma \, dB_t$ Forget a moment about the SDE and consider the associated ordinary differential equation $$dx_t = (\beta- \alpha x_t) \, dt \tag{1}$$ instead. If I would ask you to solve this ODE, you would (hopefully) first solve the homogeneous equation $$dx_t = -\alpha x_t \, dt$$ and find that the solution of this ...


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Well, simple it is: $$E \left[ \int_0^1 X_t^2 dt\right] = \int_0^1 E\left[X_t^2\right] dt = \int_0^1 \int_0^t E\left[u(s)^2\right]ds\, dt \\= \int_0^1 \int_s^1 E\left[u(s)^2\right]dt\, ds = \int_0^1 E\left[(1-s)u(s)^2\right] ds = \int_0^1 E\left[(1-t)u(t)^2\right] dt.$$ Hence your equality follows, taking into account that $E\left[X_1^2\right] = \...


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Although Brownian paths are not differentiable point wise, we may interpret their time derivative in a distributional sense to get a generalized stochastic process called white noise. We denote it by $$\eta (t,\omega )=\overset{\centerdot }{\mathop{B}}\,(t,\omega )$$ We also use the notation $$d\eta=dB_t$$ The term white noise arises from the spectral ...


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chi-squared random variable with k degrees of freedom is given as $$\chi^2=\sum\limits_{i=1}^{k}{{{X}_{i}}^{2}} $$ where the $X_i$'s are all independent and have $N(0, 1)$ distributions. Also recall that I claimed that $\chi^2$ has a gamma distribution with parameters $r=k=2$ and $\alpha=\frac{1}{2}$, thus $$M_{\chi^{\,2}}(t)=\left(\frac{1}{1-2t}\right)^{\...


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I think that if $f(t,x)= e^ {\beta t}$, we have $$df/dt=\beta f(t,x), df/dx=e^ {\beta t}, d^2f/dx^2=0$$ So using Ito formula we can receive the differential of $d (e^ {\beta t}R(t))$ - $$d (e^ {\beta t}R(t)) = df(t,R(t))= \beta e^ {\beta t}R(t)dt+e^ {\beta t}dR(t)=\beta e^ {\beta t}R(t)dt+e^ {\beta t}adt-\beta e^ {\beta t} R(t) dt +e^ {\beta t} \sigma dW(...


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Calculate the ito differential: $$dN=\beta N(t)dt-\alpha e^{\beta t}\sin(\alpha W(t))dW-\alpha^2N(t)dt.$$ It follows that if $\beta=\alpha^2$, then $N(t)$ is a martingale. Thus surely you know how to calculate $E[N(t)]$ and also $\cos(\alpha W(t))=N(t)e^{-\beta t}$, so: $$E[N(t)]=E[e^{\beta t}\cos(\alpha W(t))]=e^{\beta t}E[\cos(\alpha W(t))]$$


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Your idea is fine, however, there are a few mistakes. Here is another solution. Note that, \begin{align*} u_t &= \int_{t-1}^{t} \int_{0}^{s}e^{-\kappa(t-s)-c(s-r)}dW(r) \,ds \\ &= \int_{0}^{t-1} \int_{t-1}^{t}e^{-\kappa(t-s)-c(s-r)}ds\,dW(r) + \int_{t-1}^{t} \int_{r}^{t}e^{-\kappa(t-s)-c(s-r)}ds\,dW(r)\\ &= e^{-\kappa t} \int_{t-1}^t e^{(\kappa ...


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Here is my calculation, which may be wrong or not, I am not quite sure... $$\begin{align} Var(u_t) &= E(u_t^2) = E\left(\int_{t-1}^{t} \int_{0}^{s}e^{-\kappa(t-s)-c(s-r)}dW(r) \,ds\right)^2 \\ &= E\left(\int_{0}^{t} \int_{r}^{t}e^{-\kappa(t-s)-c(s-r)}\,ds\, dW(r) \right)^2 \\ &= \int_{0}^{t} \left(\int_{r}^{t}e^{-\kappa(t-s)-c(s-r)}ds\right)^2\, ...


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I assume you want to prove it using Ito calculus, otherwise it is just moments of a gaussian random variable. By Ito: $$W^{n}_t=\int_{0}^t n W^{n-1}_s dW_s+\frac{n(n-1)}{2}\int_{0}^tW^{n-2}_sds $$ using induction hypothesis (to get the local martingale part being a true martingale), I have: $$\mathbb{E}[W^{n}_t]=\frac{n(n-1)}{2}\int_{0}^t\mathbb{E}[W^{n-2}...



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