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By Ovidiu Calin

The objective of this publication is to give Stochastic Calculus at an introductory point and never at its greatest mathematical aspect. the writer goals to seize up to attainable the spirit of hassle-free deterministic Calculus, at which scholars were already uncovered. This assumes a presentation that mimics comparable homes of deterministic Calculus, which enables figuring out of extra complex issues of Stochastic Calculus.

Readership: Undergraduate and graduate scholars drawn to stochastic procedures.

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1 and obtain the probability density of the sum t h(t) = 0 λe−λ(t−τ ) λe−λτ dτ = λ2 te−λt , t ≥ 0, which is Gamma distributed, with parameters α = 2 and β = 1/λ. 4 Consider the independent, exponentially distributed random variables X ∼ λ1 e−λ1 t and Y ∼ λ2 e−λ2 t , with λ1 = λ2 . Show that the sum is distributed as λ1 λ2 (e−λ2 t − e−λ1 t ), t ≥ 0. 4: The orthogonal projection of the random variable X on the space SG is the conditional expectation Y = E[X|G]. 12 Conditional Expectations Let X be a random variable on the probability space (Ω, F, P ), and G be a σ-field contained in F.

It is important to note the following relation among distribution function, probability and probability density function of the random variable X FX (x) = P (X ≤ x) = x dP (ω) = {X≤x} p(u) du. −∞ The probability density function p(x) has the following properties: (i) p(x) ≥ 0 (ii) ∞ −∞ p(u) du = 1. 1) page 16 May 15, 2015 14:45 BC: 9620 – An Informal Introduction to Stochastic Calculus Basic Notions Driver˙book 17 The first one is a consequence of the fact that the distribution function FX (x) is non-decreasing.

15 Properties of Mean-Square Limit This section deals with the main properties of the mean-square limit, which will be useful in later applications regarding the Ito integral. 1 If ms-lim Xn = 0 and ms-lim Yn = 0, then n→∞ n→∞ ms-lim (Xn + Yn ) = 0. n→∞ Proof: It follows from the inequality (x + y)2 ≤ 2x2 + 2y 2 . The details are left to the reader. 2 If the sequences of random variables Xn and Yn converge in the mean square, then Proof: 1. ms-lim (Xn + Yn ) = ms-lim Xn + ms-lim Yn 2. ms-lim (cXn ) = c · ms-lim Xn , n→∞ n→∞ n→∞ n→∞ n→∞ ∀c ∈ R.

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