The various problems which we will be dealing with, both mathematical and practical, are perhaps best illustrated by consideringsome sim-ple applications in science and engineering. 145 0 obj endobj endobj << /S /GoTo /D (Outline0.14.3.118) >> 137 0 obj (-Fields) << endobj endobj /MediaBox [0 0 362.835 272.126] << 257 0 obj 229 0 obj << /S /GoTo /D (Outline0.16.1.129) >> Stochastic Calculus will be particularly useful to advanced undergraduate and graduate students wishing to acquire a solid understanding of the subject through the theory and exercises. << /S /GoTo /D (Outline0.7.2.56) >> 97 0 obj 77 0 obj x�ŕK��0���s�x=~���K�CS�=T=PB�� ����`PY�U@۪�x����O3��(�ZщEg����C�+F��4#��2خޟZl ��p��x��_����U��~0�����K5����x��'E1m�7E}*7MZ�e�Ko?�e�O�:O��YrH�CS���g9���Xj� i-��A�%��|��I���\��Ѡ�մS�P� DL)��9���Ǥޓ�UC�M� 205 0 obj v\=ýwþ*|T_ßÔ. (The Black-Scholes Option Pricing Formula) endobj 93 0 obj << /S /GoTo /D (Outline0.15.3.126) >> << /S /GoTo /D (Outline0.15.2.124) >> << /S /GoTo /D (Outline0.5.2.37) >> >> 94 0 obj endobj endobj 242 0 obj (The Euler Approximation) Proposition 2.4. /Type /XObject In 1969, Robert Merton introduced stochastic calculus into the study of finance. endobj endobj endobj Gaussian processes are stochastic processes defined by their mean and covariance functions 9. endobj 149 0 obj endobj (Martingale) endobj 270 0 obj 201 0 obj 146 0 obj %���� endobj endobj << /S /GoTo /D [267 0 R /Fit] >> 29 0 obj p©WÝB¹àA™}k. Dummies helps everyone be more knowledgeable and confident in applying what they know. It is used to model systems that behave randomly. endobj endobj 49 0 obj 253 0 obj endobj endobj << /S /GoTo /D (Outline0.4.2.30) >> << Vù^ ¯Hã֚.,=¾ýôfNfcö.,» -°U^ƃÝÔ˄Çã’Ç .KFwô³Áêq5µ¶Ã|¹ðHyòH‘B5Êc|©kÅãÐôÈIɁzgÀU`n"ï§a…÷ã\æg@äHœÍ.€äRçñ~è1Ú§zƒ|‘J ÂcÂcýä©G’ÙÃöýPBà‚±óp€%ÙÔ#±ÃžÝ9tðh#kQ (Stratonovich Integral) STOCHASTIC CALCULUS: BASIC TOPICS. << /S /GoTo /D (Outline0.10.2.88) >> 209 0 obj 161 0 obj (More on Change of Measure) 101 0 obj endobj 254 0 obj << /S /GoTo /D (Outline0.18.1.140) >> endobj Which book do you recommend ? endobj Therefore, His previsible. endobj (The General It\364 Stochastic Integral) >> endobj (The It\364 Integral) endobj (Rules for Calculation of Conditional Expectations) endobj This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution - Non Commercial - Share Alike 4.0 International License. << /S /GoTo /D (Outline0.10.1.86) >> /FormType 1 193 0 obj << /S /GoTo /D (Outline0.7) >> endobj endobj Recall that a stochastic process is a probability distribution over a set of paths. 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If index set T is a finite or countably infinite set, X is said to be a discrete-time process. endobj instead of the usual X tto emphasize that the quantities in question are stochastic. 98 0 obj endobj In this section, we x a nal time Tand suppose that all paths are de ned over the time 0 t T. I learned the Ito’s lemma, but I can only use that to derive things, I don’t know how to integrate things with that; when others do it, especially when professors do it, it looks so easy and everything is a blur but when I need to integrate something by myself, I can’t. endobj SDEs Consider the SDE X˙ (t) = FX(t)+BZ(t) This is a Langevin equation A problem is that we want to think of Z(t) as being the derivative of a Wiener process, but the Wiener process is << /S /GoTo /D (Outline0.11.1.95) >> << /S /GoTo /D (Outline0.18.3.149) >> Systems with many parameters, that are partially unknown (incomplete in-formation) and complex dependency structures. endobj Geometric Brownian motion can be thought of as the stochastic analog of the exponential growth function. Stochastic calculus The mean square limit Examine the quantity E P n j=1 (X(t j) X(t j 1)) 2 t 2 , where t j = jt=n. Proof. (The General Conditional Expectation) By Lillian Pierson . 30 0 obj 61 0 obj endobj Stochastic Calculus An Introduction with Applications Problems with Solution Mårten Marcus mmar02@kth.se September 30, 2010. 50 0 obj 213 0 obj In this chapter we discuss one possible motivation. E (X(t j) X(t j 1))2 = t=n, one can then easily show that the above expectation behaves like O(1 n). (Numerical Solutions) Taking limits of random variables, exchanging limits. << /S /GoTo /D (Outline0.15.1.121) >> 85 0 obj endobj << CHAPTER 5. 73 0 obj Jan.29: Stochastic processes in continuous time (martingales, Markov property). Suppose that His a previsible process. Stochastic calculus is the area of mathematics that deals with processes containing a stochastic component and thus allows the modeling of random systems. This means you may adapt and or redistribute this document for non The building block of stochastic calculus is stochastic integration with respect to standard Brownian motion 1.Unlike deterministic calculus which deals with differentiation and integration of deterministic functions, stochastic calculus focuses on integration of stochastic processes. endobj We therefore say Xn j=1 (X(t j) X(t j 1)) 2 = t 70 0 obj >> (Simulation of Brownian Sample Paths) Stochastic calculus deals with integration of a stochastic process with respect to another stochastic process. << /S /GoTo /D (Outline0.12) >> 62 0 obj 230 0 obj 66 0 obj << /S /GoTo /D (Outline0.8.2.70) >> endobj 186 0 obj 162 0 obj endobj << /S /GoTo /D (Outline0.7.1.51) >> (The Projection Property of Conditional Expectations) (Solving It\364 Differential Equations via Stratonovich Calculus) << /S /GoTo /D (Outline0.12.3.106) >> 279 0 obj 90 0 obj endobj endobj endobj 126 0 obj 218 0 obj 150 0 obj << /S /GoTo /D (Outline0.2.1.11) >> 86 0 obj 271 0 obj endobj Allow me to give my take on this question. stream endobj 105 0 obj A vector-valued It^o di usion X t = (X 1(t);X 2(t)) can be driven by the usual Brownian motion W t. This occurs, for example, in the following system of SDEs: dX 1(t) = X 2(t)dt dX 2(t) = 2X 1(t)dt + ˙dW(t); which represents the motion of a \Brownian mass" on the end of a spring (X 1 =position, X 2 =velocity), Stochastic calculus is a branch of mathematics that operates on stochastic processes. << /S /GoTo /D (Outline0.7.3.60) >> endobj << /S /GoTo /D (Outline0.8) >> (Ornstein-Uhlenbeck Process) << /S /GoTo /D (Outline0.18.2.144) >> endobj If the current closing price is 108, the stochastic is 80 -- that is, 100 times the result of 8 divided by 10. 233 0 obj << /S /GoTo /D (Outline0.1.2.6) >> endobj (Brownian Motion) >> endobj stream 261 0 obj It is used to model systems that behave randomly. endobj 134 0 obj << /S /GoTo /D (Outline0.10) >> endobj Holding H(t) shares at each time tleads to a pro t of Z T 0 (1) H(t)S0(t)dt if Sis di erentiable, but in many cases it is not. (Conditional Expectation) endobj 249 0 obj endobj (Extended Versions of the It\364 Lemma) suggests, stochastic calculus provides a mathematical foundation for the treatment of equations that involve noise. Introduction to Stochastic Processes - Lecture Notes (with 33 illustrations) Gordan Žitković Department of Mathematics The University of Texas at Austin Why study stochastic calculus? 246 0 obj 267 0 obj endobj endobj Stochastic Calculus for Finance Brief Lecture Notes Gautam Iyer Gautam Iyer, 2017. c 2017 by Gautam Iyer. (Martingales) /Type /Page (Extensions and Limitations of the Model) Also show that Fis closed under 5.1 STOCHASTIC (ITO) INTEGRATION. 142 0 obj endobj (References) A stochastic model is a tool that you can use to estimate probable outcomes when one or more model variables is changed randomly. 250 0 obj 130 0 obj In the case of a deterministic integral ∫T 0 x(t)dx(t) = 1 2x 2(t), whereas the Itˆo integral differs by the term −1 2T. << /S /GoTo /D (Outline0.8.1.65) >> 272 0 obj Stochastic processes, martingales, Markov chains. endobj 133 0 obj 21 0 obj %PDF-1.5 45 0 obj 177 0 obj endobj 245 0 obj 154 0 obj endobj 157 0 obj endobj /Matrix [1 0 0 1 0 0] (Simulation via the Functional Central Limit Theorem) 81 0 obj << /S /GoTo /D (Outline0.14.2.117) >> stream /ProcSet [ /PDF /Text ] << /S /GoTo /D (Outline0.2.2.12) >> (Notations) This rules out differential equations that require the use of derivative terms, since they are unable to be defined on non-smooth functions. /Font << /F25 275 0 R /F27 276 0 R >> endobj endobj (The General Linear Differential Equation) 273 0 obj 38 0 obj /BBox [0 0 6.048 6.048] (A Mathematical Formulation of the Option Pricing Problem) endobj << /S /GoTo /D (Outline0.6.1.42) >> /D [267 0 R /XYZ 10.909 272.126 null] (Monte Carlo Methods in Financial Engineering) (Other Stochastic Integrals) Many stochastic processes are based on functions which are continuous, but nowhere differentiable. endobj They have also bene ted from insights endobj >> << /S /GoTo /D (Outline0.3.2.22) >> endobj 22 0 obj 198 0 obj 110 0 obj Rajeeva L. KarandikarDirector, Chennai Mathematical Institute Introduction to Stochastic Calculus … (Basic Definition) /D [267 0 R /XYZ 9.909 273.126 null] A change of measure of a stochastic process is a method of shifting the probability distribution into another probability distribution. derivation of the Black-Scholes equation for option values Wenyu Zhang (Cornell) Ito’s Lemma May 6, 2015 3 / 21 34 0 obj 57 0 obj 42 0 obj 206 0 obj endobj 202 0 obj << << /S /GoTo /D (Outline0.18.4.152) >> endobj endobj << /S /GoTo /D (Outline0.9) >> 284 0 obj << /S /GoTo /D (Outline0.19) >> … >> endobj It allows a consistent theory of integration to be defined for integrals of stochastic processes with respect to stochastic processes. 41 0 obj 165 0 obj << /S /GoTo /D (Outline0.15) >> 46 0 obj 190 0 obj (The World is Incomplete) /Trans << /S /R >> endobj 129 0 obj 173 0 obj endobj stochastic calculus. For example, if the highest high for a stock over 14 days was 110 and the lowest low was 100, the denominator equals 10. endobj 114 0 obj In chapter 4.8 I learned the basic definitions of stochastic calculus and Itô's Lemma. 174 0 obj Then H tis F -measurable for all t>0 where F t = ˙(F s: s> 125 0 obj endobj endobj 170 0 obj << /S /GoTo /D (Outline0.19.1.158) >> >> 69 0 obj endobj %� ��g� �$�w0.�׮;ᇻ& Like an equivalent of the “for dummies” books for stochastic calculus? << /S /GoTo /D (Outline0.6.3.48) >> 82 0 obj << /S /GoTo /D (Outline0.12.2.105) >> /Filter /FlateDecode endobj 109 0 obj endobj /ProcSet [ /PDF ] 89 0 obj /Length 506 endobj endobj endobj 189 0 obj endobj endobj << /S /GoTo /D (Outline0.2.3.14) >> << /S /GoTo /D (Outline0.3.1.18) >> << /S /GoTo /D (Outline0.14) >> Stochastic Integrals The stochastic integral has the solution ∫ T 0 W(t,ω)dW(t,ω) = 1 2 W2(T,ω) − 1 2 T (15) This is in contrast to our intuition from standard calculus. << /S /GoTo /D (Outline0.1.1.3) >> 166 0 obj endobj endstream 274 0 obj Because Brownian motion is nowhere differentiable, any stochastic process that is driven by Brownian motion is nowhere differentiable. << /S /GoTo /D (Outline0.2) >> In this section, we write X t(!) << /S /GoTo /D (Outline0.16) >> Stochastic calculus is a branch of mathematics that operates on stochastic processes. 78 0 obj 58 0 obj 54 0 obj (Construction of Risk-Neutral and Distorted Measures) 33 0 obj Whether it’s to pass that big test, qualify for that big promotion or even master that cooking technique; people who rely on dummies, rely on it to learn the critical skills and relevant information necessary for success. /Filter /FlateDecode endobj 269 0 obj endobj endobj 102 0 obj << /S /GoTo /D (Outline0.5) >> 118 0 obj endobj endobj 222 0 obj 225 0 obj I enjoyed Peter’s answer and my answer will mostly be akin to his (minus all the equations). << /S /GoTo /D (Outline0.6) >> Thus we begin with a discussion on Conditional Expectation. /Parent 277 0 R << /S /GoTo /D (Outline0.18) >> << /S /GoTo /D (Outline0.14.1.114) >> It has been called the fundamental theorem of stochastic calculus. Math 4191 Stochastic Calculus Summary 1 Theoretical Suppose that S(t) is the value of a stock at time t. If we hold Hshares of stock, what is our pro t at time T? 181 0 obj << /S /GoTo /D (Outline0.11) >> endobj (The General Case) 262 0 obj /Annots [ 269 0 R ] << /S /GoTo /D (Outline0.11.2.101) >> (The It\364 Stochastic Integrals) 37 0 obj endobj /Length 15 What does given a s- eld mean? endobj 258 0 obj 122 0 obj << /S /GoTo /D (Outline0.4) >> (Homogeneous Equations with Multiplicative Noise) /Border[0 0 0]/H/N/C[.5 .5 .5] << /S /GoTo /D (Outline0.1) >> A stochastic process X is a (measurable) function of two Its aim is to bridge the gap between basic probability know-how and an intermediate-level course in stochastic processes-for example, A First Course in Stochastic Processes, by the present authors. endobj Steven Shreve: Stochastic Calculus and Finance PRASAD CHALASANI Carnegie Mellon University chal@cs.cmu.edu SOMESHJHA Carnegie Mellon University ... 9.4 Stochastic Volatility Binomial Model ..... 116 9.5 Another Applicaton of the Radon-NikodymTheorem . (Change of Measure) 266 0 obj 217 0 obj endobj endobj >> /ColorSpace 3 0 R /Pattern 2 0 R /ExtGState 1 0 R endobj (The It\364 Lemma: Stochastic Analogue of the Chain Rule) << endobj 221 0 obj << /S /GoTo /D (Outline0.13) >> [lecture notes] [problem set 3] - hand in questions 8 and 2.6 from the textbook. As we progress through the course, we 182 0 obj (Random Vectors) 138 0 obj << /S /GoTo /D (Outline0.3) >> 226 0 obj This book is intended as a beginning text in stochastic processes for stu-dents familiar with elementary probability calculus. endobj /D [267 0 R /XYZ 9.909 273.126 null] (Simulation via Series Representations) << /S /GoTo /D (Outline0.9.1.77) >> (Stochastic Processes) endobj 214 0 obj It allows a consistent theory of integration to be defined for integrals of stochastic processes with respect to stochastic processes. 13 0 obj endobj /Type /Annot endobj If T is an interval, then X is a continuous-time process. (The Forward Risk Adjusted Measure and Bond Option Pricing) 141 0 obj 178 0 obj endobj endobj << /S /GoTo /D (Outline0.5.1.33) >> x���P(�� �� As n !1this tends to zero. Markov chains Let (X n) n 0 be a (time-homogeneous) Markov chain on a nite state space S. As you know, Markov chains arise naturally in the context of a variety of model of physics, biology, economics, etc. (Basic Concepts from Probability Theory) (Why does the Riemann-Stieltjes Approach fail?) endobj endobj endobj << /S /GoTo /D (Outline0.8.3.74) >> 9. (A Simple Version of the It\364 Lemma) Including full mathematical statements and rigorous proofs, this book is completely self-contained and suitable for lecture courses as well as self-study. 280 0 obj /Rect [99.247 2.007 201.906 8.519] 153 0 obj (The Stratonovich and Other Integrals) 158 0 obj endobj endobj << /S /GoTo /D (Outline0.19.4.168) >> Merton was motivated by the desire to understand how prices are set in financial markets, which is the classical economics question of "equi­ librium," and in later papers he used the machinery of stochastic calculus to begin investigation of this issue. << /S /GoTo /D (Outline0.17) >> (Processes Related to Brownian Motion) (Stochastic Integrals) (What is an Option?) endobj (Distributional Properties) << /S /GoTo /D (Outline0.19.2.162) >> �F)��r�Ӕ,&. (Girsanov's Theorem) 241 0 obj 237 0 obj 53 0 obj endobj << /Resources 280 0 R Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. endobj endobj 185 0 obj 14 0 obj 106 0 obj Stochastic processes: share prices HH H HH H HH j ˆ ˆ ˆ ˆ ˆ = deterministic models probabilistic models mathematical models Sources of random behavior: Sensitivity to or randomness of initial conditions. endobj << /S /GoTo /D (Outline0.6.2.45) >> endobj >> Since t n "tas n!1, it follows that H t n!H t as n!1by left-continuity. 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