## 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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214 V.6 Crandall-Ishii

214 V.6 Crandall-Ishii

**Lemma**. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 216 V.7 Properties of H . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218 V.8 Comparison . Page 9

We start with a simple property of V. Let r /\ T : min(r, T). Recall that g is the boundary cost (see (3.5)).

We start with a simple property of V. Let r /\ T : min(r, T). Recall that g is the boundary cost (see (3.5)).

**Lemma**4.1. For every initial condition (t, ac) G Q, admissible control G Z/{(t,;v) and t § r § t1, we have <4-2) vc. Page 10

U The proof of

U The proof of

**Lemma**4.1 shows that the right side of (4.2) is a nondecreasing function of r. However, if is optimal (or nearly optimal), then this function is constant (or nearly constant). Indeed, for a small positive 5, ... Page 11

**Lemma**4.2. For any initial condition (t, x) ∈ Q and r ∈ [t, t1], (4.3) V(t, x) = infu(·)∈U(t,x) [ ∫ r∧τ t L(s, x(s),u(s))ds +g(τ,x(τ))χτ<r + V(r, x(r))χr≤τ ] . The above identity is called the dynamic programming principle. Page 18

By

By

**Lemma**4.1, if t + h < T, then t+h (6.1) V(t, cc) § ft L(s, a:(s), u(s))ds + V(t + h, a:(t + h)), where :L'(s) is the solution of (3.2) with a3(t) : zc.### 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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