## 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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... 30 there

... 30 there

**exists**v(s,f) G U such that .f(5a 5/U(s1 ' > 0: where is the exterior unit normal at 5 G 30. We always have T' § T § t1. Page 16

However, in many examples, there are points (t, at) of the lateral boundary for which there

However, in many examples, there are points (t, at) of the lateral boundary for which there

**exists**a control u0(-) such that J(t,a3;u(~)) < g(t, See Example 11.2.3. At such points, strict inequality holds in (5.19). Page 17

It is a complicated matter to determine, in general, whether an optimal feedback control policy

It is a complicated matter to determine, in general, whether an optimal feedback control policy

**exists**. We shall not undertake to deal with it here, but will only indicate some of the difficulties. In order to implement the procedure ... Page 18

t, cc; We call a function V differentiable at an interior point (t, ac) of its domain if there

t, cc; We call a function V differentiable at an interior point (t, ac) of its domain if there

**exist**a scalar a and ... <1.w> + L(t.w,v) + rm”) -D.v<1,w> 2 0. vi I U; (b) If there**exists**an optimal control G Z/{(t, £17) such that u* (s) ... Page 19

In particular, assumption (b) holds if a continuous optimal control u∗(·)

In particular, assumption (b) holds if a continuous optimal control u∗(·)

**exists**. In Section 9 we will show that there is a continuous optimal control, for a special class of control problems of calculus of variations type.### 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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