By James A. Primbs

ISBN-10: 1498763324

ISBN-13: 9781498763325

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Processes of this form can also conveniently be written as integrals, π(t;α) Y π (t; α) = t Yi = i=0 Ys dπ(s; α). 24) 0 where dπ(s; α) = 1 at the jump times, and 0 otherwise. For this reason, we represent the differential form of a compound Poisson process by Y dπ(t; α). That is, we may write dπ Y = Y dπ. p. p. 6. This binary approximation indicates that when a jump occurs, it is of size Yi which is a random variable. p. p. 1 - adt .. • dt Infinitesimal model of a compound Poisson process. 3 Ito Stochastic Differential Equations Stochastic integrals, and by extension stochastic differential equations, can be defined in different ways.

4 Poisson Driven Differential Equations The same intuition can be used for Poisson driven differential equations. 31) where we have written x(t− ) in the arguments of a(·) and b(·) to indicate that we are using limits from the left. We will assume that a(·) and b(·) are left continuous in the t argument so that we may use t instead of t− . We will also sometimes use the notation x− when we want to suppress the argument t, or even a− when suppressing all the arguments of a. 1 where we argued that we would need to interpret our Poisson differential as dπ(t) = π(t + dt) − π(t− ).

Fx1 xn .. fx = [fx1 , . . , fxn ], fxt = ... , fxx = ... . 7) . fxn t fxn x1 . . , the sum of the diagonal elements [49]). 6) in the multivariable case), interpreting terms containing dz correctly, and then throwing away terms of order higher than dt. If that sounds simple, you are right. Let’s see how it works in more detail. 2 ITO’S LEMMA FOR BROWNIAN MOTION Given the differential of x(t), Ito’s lemma allows us to compute the differential of a function of x(t) and t. Hence, it is the “chain rule” for stochastic differential equations.

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