NUMERICAL METHODS FOR SOME NONLINEAR STOCHASTIC DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS

  • Published : 2005.06.25

Abstract

In this paper we study the numerical solutions of the stochastic differential equations of the form $$du(x,\;t)=f(x,\;t,\;u)dt\;+\;g(x,\;t,\;u)dW(t)\;+\;\sum\limits_{|q|\leq2m}\;A_q(x,\;t)D^qu(x,\;t)dt$$ where $0\;{\leq}\;t\;{\leq}\;T,\;x\;{\in}\;R^{\nu}$, ($R^{nu}$ is the $\nu$-dimensional Euclidean space). Here $u\;{\in}\;R^n$, W(t) is an n-dimensional Brownian motion, $$f\;:\;R^{n+\nu+1}\;{\rightarrow}\;R^n,\;g\;:\;R^{n+\nu+1}\;{\rightarrow}\;R^{n{\times}n},$$, and $$A_q\;:\;R^{\nu}\;{\times}\;[0,\;T]\;{\rightarrow}\;R^{n{\times}n}$$ where ($A_q,\;|\;q\;|{\leq}\;2m$) is a family of square matrices whose elements are sufficiently smooth functions on $R^{\nu}\;{\times}\;[0,\;T]\;and\;D^q\;=\;D^{q_1}_1_{\ldots}_{\ldots}D^{q_{\nu}}_{\nu},\;D_i\;=\;{\frac{\partial}{\partial_{x_i}}}$.