## 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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To summarize, this simple production planning problem is to

To summarize, this simple production planning problem is to

**minimize**(2.2) subject to (2.1), the initial condition x(t) = x, and the control constraint u(s) ∈ U where n∑i=1 ... Page 4

We seek to

We seek to

**minimize**a quadratic criterion of the form (2.5) ∫ t1t [ m1x1(s)2 + m2x2(s)2 + u(s)2 ] ds + d1x1(t1)2 + d2x2(t2)2, where m1,m2 ,d1 ,d2 are nonnegative constants. If there is no constraint on the forcing term (U = IR1), ... Page 5

The objective is to

The objective is to

**minimize**some payoff functional J, which depends on states x(s) and controls u(s) for t ≤ s ≤ t1. Let us first formulate the state dynamics for the control problem. Let Q0 = [t0,t1) × IRn and Q0 = [t0,t1] × IRn, ... Page 6

In order to complete the formulation of an optimal control problem, we must specify for each initial data (t, x) a set U(t, x) ⊂ U0(t) of admissible controls and a payoff functional J(t, x;u) to be

In order to complete the formulation of an optimal control problem, we must specify for each initial data (t, x) a set U(t, x) ⊂ U0(t) of admissible controls and a payoff functional J(t, x;u) to be

**minimized**. Let us first formulate ... Page 7

In a similar way, one can consider the problem of

In a similar way, one can consider the problem of

**minimizing**J in (3.5) subject to an endpoint constraint (T,.'IJ(T)) G S, where S is a given closed subset of 3*Q. D. State constraint. This is the problem of**minimizing**.]( ...### 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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