## 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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In this simple model we assume that the demand rates di are fixed

In this simple model we assume that the demand rates di are fixed

**constants**, known to the planner. Let x(s)=(x 1(s),···,x n(s)), u(s)=(u 1(s),···,u n(s)), d = (d1,···,dn). They are, respectively, the inventory and control vectors at ... Page 5

If the control space U is compact, we can replace Kρ by a

If the control space U is compact, we can replace Kρ by a

**constant**K, since U ⊂ {v : |v| ≤ ρ} for large enough ρ. If f(t,·,v) has a continuous gradient fx, (3.1) is equivalent to the condition |fx(t,x,v)| ≤ Kρ whenever |v| ≤ ρ. Page 9

This is always true if the control space U is compact, or if U is not compact but the cost functions are bounded below (L Z —M,Q Z —M for some

This is always true if the control space U is compact, or if U is not compact but the cost functions are bounded below (L Z —M,Q Z —M for some

**constant**M Z O.) The method of dynamic programming uses the value function as a tool in the ... Page 10

However, if is optimal (or nearly optimal), then this function is

However, if is optimal (or nearly optimal), then this function is

**constant**(or nearly**constant**). Indeed, for a small positive 5, choose a 5-optimal admissible control G Z/l(t, Then for any r G lt, t1] we have 5 + V(t,ac) Z .](t,:L';u) - ... Page 21

When Pontryagin's principle is stated in full generality, the term ∂L/∂xi in (6.2) and L in (6.3) should be multiplied by some

When Pontryagin's principle is stated in full generality, the term ∂L/∂xi in (6.2) and L in (6.3) should be multiplied by some

**constant**P0 ≥ 0. In all problems which we shall consider, P0 > 0 and hence one can take P0 = 1.### 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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