By Richard F. Bass

A dialogue of the interaction of diffusion strategies and partial differential equations with an emphasis on probabilistic equipment. It starts off with stochastic differential equations, the probabilistic equipment had to examine PDE, and strikes directly to probabilistic representations of strategies for PDE, regularity of options and one dimensional diffusions. the writer discusses intensive major sorts of moment order linear differential operators: non-divergence operators and divergence operators, together with subject matters equivalent to the Harnack inequality of Krylov-Safonov for non-divergence operators and warmth kernel estimates for divergence shape operators, in addition to Martingale difficulties and the Malliavin calculus. whereas serving as a textbook for a graduate direction on diffusion conception with functions to PDE, this may even be a precious connection with researchers in likelihood who're drawn to PDE, in addition to for analysts drawn to probabilistic tools.

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Suppose the event B1 holds and also sups≤t0 |Ys | ≤ λ /2. Then we must τ have | 0 v(Xs ) dLs | greater than or equal to λ /2. Since |v| is bounded by a constant c2 , Lτ ≥ λ /2c2 . Since vd is bounded below by a constant c3 , τ c3 λ. 2c2 vd (Xs ) dLs ≥ 0 Provided λ is large enough, the probability that the dth coordinate of Yt exceeds c3 λ /4c2 before time t0 is less than 1/4. If sups≤t0 Ysd ≤ c3 λ /4c2 and τ ≤ t0 , the dth coordinate of Xτ − x0 must be greater than c3 λ /4c2 . Hence, letting c1 = (c3 /4c2 ) ∧ (1/2), P(B1 ∩ B2c ) ≤ P( sup |Ys | ≥ λ /2) + P( sup Ysd > c3 λ /4c2 , τ ≤ t0 ) s≤t0 s≤t0 ≤ 3/4.

Let Vt = exp(−c2 Φ(Yt ) − c2 Φ(Yt )), where c2 will be chosen later. By the product formula and Itˆ o’s formula, 12. SDEs with reﬂection: pathwise results 39 Vt |Yt − Yt |2 t t Vs (Ys − Ys ) · d(Ys − Ys ) + =2 Vs d Y − Y 0 0 t − c2 s Vs |Ys − Ys |2 d(Φ(Y ) + Φ(Y ))s 0 + 1 2 c2 2 t Vs |Ys − Ys |2 d Φ(Y ) + Φ(Y ) 0 s = I1 (t) + I2 (t) + I3 (t) + I4 (t). Since Φ is bounded, then Vt is bounded above and below. We have t Vs (Ys − Ys )[σ(Xs ) − σ(Xs )] dWs I1 (t) = 2 0 t t Vs (Ys − Ys ) · ν(Ys ) dLs − 2 +2 Vs (Ys − Ys ) · ν(Ys ) dLs 0 0 = 2I11 (t) + 2I12 (t) + 2I13 (t), and by Doob’s inequality, t E sup I11 (s)2 ≤ c3 E I11 (t)2 ≤ c4 E s≤t |Ys − Ys |2 |Xs − Xs |2 ds 0 t t 4 E |Ys − Ys | ds + c5 ≤ c5 0 E |Xs − Xs |4 ds.

Let D, q, f be as above. Let u be a C 2 function on D that agrees with f on ∂D and satisﬁes Lu + qu = 0 in D. If τD E x exp q + (Xs ) ds < ∞, 0 then u(x) = E x f (XτD )e τD 0 q(Xs ) ds . 2) We remark that the case when q is a negative constant has been dealt with in Section 1. Proof. Let Bt = t∧τD 0 q(Xs ) ds. By Itˆ o’s formula and the product formula, eB(t∧τD ) u(Xt∧τD ) = u(X0 ) + martingale + t∧τD + 0 Taking E x expectation, eBr d[u(X)]r . t∧τD 0 u(Xr )eBr dBr 4. Schr¨ odinger operators t∧τD E x eB(t∧τD ) u(Xt∧τD ) = u(x) + E x t∧τD + Ex 49 eBr u(Xr )q(Xr ) dr 0 eBr Lu(Xr ) dr.