## Controlled Markov Processes and Viscosity SolutionsThis book is intended as an introduction to optimal stochastic control for continuous time Markov processes and to the theory of viscosity solutions. |

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Pontryagin's

Pontryagin's

**principle**. During the 1950's Pontryagin formulated a " maximum**principle**” which provides a general set of necessary conditions for an extremum in an optimal control problem . A statement and proof of Pontryagin's ...Page 214

maximum

maximum

**principle**. Now suppose that W is a semiconvex , viscosity subsolution and V is a semiconcave , viscosity supersolution of ( 4.1 ) . Then a straightforward application of Jensen's maximum**principle**yields the following : if W ...Page 293

A proof of the comparison

A proof of the comparison

**principle**under some structural conditions on H is given in the next section . Let W be a viscosity subsolution of ( 2.3 ) , ( 2.4a ) , in the sense of Definition 6.1 , and a pointwise subsolution of ( 2.4b ) ...### What people are saying - Write a review

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### Contents

Viscosity Solutions | 53 |

Controlled Markov Diffusions in Rn | 157 |

SecondOrder Case | 213 |

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Controlled Markov Processes and Viscosity Solutions Wendell H. Fleming,Halil Mete Soner Limited preview - 2006 |

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