# Questions tagged [brownian-motion]

Questions related to Brownian motion, a continuous stochastic process denoted by $W_t$, $t\geq 0$, with independent increments, such that $W(t)-W(s)$ is normally distributed, with $0$ mean and variance $t-s$.

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### The probability that a linear Brownian motion will hit a curve

Summary I am trying to estimate the probability that a standard linear Brownian motion will hit some curve. To make things a bit simple, I can assume that the curve is a graph of a function, that is ...
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### How to prove Brownian motion is Gaussian Process?

I'm reading Bernt Oksendal's "Stochastic Differential Equations" and this is one of the proof that I'm totally lost. This is from Ch2.2, page 12-13 (sixth edition). First, Brownian motion is ...
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### Brownian Motion in Confined space, any results?

I am searching for work regarding Brownian motion in a confined space, like a sphere or a cylinder, where the wall will serve as reflection boundary. I am wondering if it is possible to derive results ...
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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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### What is the distribution of the area between a Brownian Bridge and the x-axis?

Lets say that we have a Standard Brownian Bridge ($\sigma=1$) with endpoints $(0,0),(1,0)$ Is there a way to derive the distribution of the area between a sample path of this bridge and the x-axis?? ...
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### Law of a geometric brownian motion first hitting time (proof checking)

I need to use it in a small step in the middle of a simulation and I think I'm not getting correct results to this probabilities and so for my all subsequent simulation. Could someone ...
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### Intuition for the optimality of bold play

There is a standard result (I think originally by Dubins and Savage) that if one wants to maximise the probability of winning a certain amount in an unfair game of chance then an optimal strategy is “...
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### Using a laplace type expansion to get bounds on an integral arising in the study of Brownian motion

Let $0 < r < 1$, fix $x > 1$ and consider the integral $$I_{r}(x) = \int_{1}^{\infty} \exp\left( - \frac{x^2}{2y^{2r}} - \frac{y^2}{2}\right) \frac{dy}{y^r}.$$ In the investigation of ...
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### Using Galmarino's test

I am wondering if somebody has an example of use of Galmarino's test. The Galmarino test says that for $X=(X_t)_{t\in T}$ a continuous stochastic process with $\mathcal{F}$ the natural filtration, a ...
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### independence of 1-dimensional brownian motions proof (Oksendal SDE Exercise 2.11)

I am having some difficulty proving the following statement taken from Oksendals SDE's exercise 2.11. If $B_{t} = (B^{(1)}_{t},...,B^{(n)}_t)$ is an $n$-dimensional Brownian motion, then the $1$-...
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### Conditional expectation and stopping times

I think I found a way to prove a result but I have doubts about it. I may have made a mistake. ($X$ is a geometric Brownian motion and I do not want to use the strong Markov property) I have proved ...
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### First hitting time for a brownian motion with two exponential boundaries

I asked a previous related question here: First hitting time for a brownian motion with a exponential boundary Now Let $B_t$ be the standard Brownian Motion. Is the distribution/density of the first ...
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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 $${1\over C(H)}\int_\mathbb{R}\left((t-s)_+^{H-{1\over2}}-(-s)_+^{H-{1\over2}}\right)dB(s)$$ ...