## 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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2 I.3

2 I.3

**Finite**time horizon problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 I.4 Dynamic programming principle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 I.5 Dynamic programming equation . Page

164 IV.6 Fixed

164 IV.6 Fixed

**finite**time horizon problem: Preliminary estimates. 171 IV.7 Dynamic programming principle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176 IV.8 Estimates for first order difference quotients . Page

322 IX.3

322 IX.3

**Finite**difference approximations to HJB equations . . . . . . 324 IX.4 Convergence of**finite**difference approximations I . . . . . . . . 331 IX.5 Convergence of**finite**difference approximations. II . Page 1

If I is a

If I is a

**finite**interval, namely, I=[t,t1]={s:t≤s≤t1}, then the differential equations describing the time evolution of x(s) are (3.2) below. The cost functional to be optimized takes the form (3.4). During the 1950's and 1960's ... Page 2

The reader should refer to Section 3 for notations and assumptions used in this chapter, for

The reader should refer to Section 3 for notations and assumptions used in this chapter, for

**finite**-time horizon deterministic optimal control problems. For infinite-time horizon problems, these are summarized in Section 7.### 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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admissible control assume assumptions boundary condition boundary data bounded brownian motion calculus of variations Chapter classical solution consider constant controlled Markov diffusion convergence convex Corollary cost function deﬁne deﬁnition denote differential games dynamic programming equation dynamic programming principle Dynkin formula Example exists exit ﬁnite ﬁrst formulation G Q0 Hamilton-Jacobi equation Hence HJB equation holds implies inequality initial data Ishii Lemma linear Lipschitz continuous Markov chain Markov control policy Markov processes maximum principle minimizing Moreover nonlinear obtain optimal control optimal control problem partial derivatives partial differential equation progressively measurable proof of Theorem prove reference probability system Remark result risk sensitive satisﬁes satisfying Section semigroup Soner stochastic control stochastic control problem stochastic differential equations subset Suppose Theorem 9.1 uniformly continuous unique value function Veriﬁcation Theorem viscosity solution viscosity subsolution viscosity supersolution