## Controlled Markov Processes and Viscosity SolutionsThis book is an introduction to optimal stochastic control for continuous time Markov processes and the theory of viscosity solutions. It covers dynamic programming for deterministic optimal control problems, as well as to the corresponding theory of viscosity solutions. New chapters in this second edition introduce the role of stochastic optimal control in portfolio optimization and in pricing derivatives in incomplete markets and two-controller, zero-sum differential games. |

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**Hence**to determine the optimal control u∗(t), it suffices to analyze (4.3) with r arbitrarily close to t. Intuitively this yields a simple optimization problem that is minimized by u∗(t). However, as we shall see in later chapters, ... Page 13

By (5.5), W(t1,$(t1)) :

By (5.5), W(t1,$(t1)) :

**Hence**W(t,5c) § .](t,w;u). We get (5.6) by taking the infimum over To prove the second assertion of the theorem, let G Z/l0(t) satisfy (5.7). We redo the calculation above with This yields (5.8) with an equality. Page 14

We substitute W(t, cc) into (5.11) to obtain 3 — $1/V(t, at) + H(t, at, Dml/V(t, I -:1» %P(t)w + NT1(1s)B'(1&)P(t)a; - B'(t)P(t)a: —2A(t)5c ~ P(t)a' — ac - M(t)a3 I ./1» [- gm) + P(t)B(t)N*1(t)B'(t)P(t) —A(t)P(t) — P(t)A'(t) —

We substitute W(t, cc) into (5.11) to obtain 3 — $1/V(t, at) + H(t, at, Dml/V(t, I -:1» %P(t)w + NT1(1s)B'(1&)P(t)a; - B'(t)P(t)a: —2A(t)5c ~ P(t)a' — ac - M(t)a3 I ./1» [- gm) + P(t)B(t)N*1(t)B'(t)P(t) —A(t)P(t) — P(t)A'(t) —

**Hence**W ... Page 21

In all problems which we shall consider, P0 > 0 and

In all problems which we shall consider, P0 > 0 and

**hence**one can take P0 = 1. In addition to (6.2) and (6.3), the adjoint variable satisfies conditions at the final time τ∗, called transversality conditions. Page 25

**Hence**, it sufiices to consider initial time t : 0. From now on we shall do so, and will write .]($; u) instead of J(0, cc; Let us now formulate more precisely the class of infinite horizon control problems which we shall consider.### What people are saying - Write a review

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### Contents

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Viscosity Solutions | 57 |

Differential Games | 375 |

A Duality Relationships 397 | 396 |

References | 409 |

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