## 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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A control is a bounded, Lebesgue measurable function u(·) on [t, t1] with values in U. Assumption (3.1)

A control is a bounded, Lebesgue measurable function u(·) on [t, t1] with values in U. Assumption (3.1)

**implies**that, given any control u(·), the differential equation (3.2) ddsx(s) = f(s,x(s),u(s)), t ≤ s ≤ t1 with initial condition ... Page 8

... Note that (3.9)

... Note that (3.9)

**implies**, in particular, that an admissible control always stays admissible. 1ndeed, simply take in (3.7) r : T and : The control problem is as follows: given initial data (t, at) G Q, find u* G Z/l(t,a3) such that ... Page 15

Theorem 5.1 then

Theorem 5.1 then

**implies**that u∗(·) is optimal at (t, x). Notice that the optimal control u∗(s) in (5.17) is a linear function of the state x∗(s). The matrix N−1(s)B(s)P(s) can be precomputed by solving the Riccati differential ... Page 16

Since g E 0 when (3.10) holds, (5.19)

Since g E 0 when (3.10) holds, (5.19)

**implies**that the lateral boundary condition 1/(t,$) : 0 holds for all (t, cc) G [t0,t1) >< 30, if both (3.10) and (3.11) hold. Note that we have not yet proved that the value function V is ... Page 23

This

This

**implies**that DmV — Dmg at (T*, a:* is a scalar multiple A of the exterior unit normal i7(a:* Thus, Pm - 11.9w. w*<T*>> - Dav - gm: w*<¢*>> - M1<w*<¢*>>. which is (6.11a). Since V(s, § g(s,ac*(T*)), by (5.19), with equality for s ...### 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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