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Graduate Texts in Mathematics

Brownian Motion, Martingales, and Stochastic Calculus

Authors: Le Gall, Jean-François

  • Provides a concise and rigorous presentation of stochastic integration and stochastic calculus for continuous semimartingales
  • Presents major applications of stochastic calculus to Brownian motion and related stochastic processes
  • Includes important aspects of Markov processes with applications to stochastic differential equations and to connections with partial differential equations
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About this Textbook

This book offers a rigorous and self-contained presentation of stochastic integration and stochastic calculus within the general framework of continuous semimartingales. The main tools of stochastic calculus, including Itô’s formula, the optional stopping theorem and Girsanov’s theorem, are treated in detail alongside many illustrative examples. The book also contains an introduction to Markov processes, with applications to solutions of stochastic differential equations and to connections between Brownian motion and partial differential equations. The theory of local times of semimartingales is discussed in the last chapter.
Since its invention by Itô, stochastic calculus has proven to be one of the most important techniques of modern probability theory, and has been used in the most recent theoretical advances as well as in applications to other fields such as mathematical finance. Brownian Motion, Martingales, and Stochastic Calculus provides a strong theoretical background to the reader interested in such developments.
Beginning graduate or advanced undergraduate students will benefit from this detailed approach to an essential area of probability theory. The emphasis is on concise and efficient presentation, without any concession to mathematical rigor. The material has been taught by the author for several years in graduate courses at two of the most prestigious French universities. The fact that proofs are given with full details makes the book particularly suitable for self-study. The numerous exercises help the reader to get acquainted with the tools of stochastic calculus.

About the authors

Jean-François Le Gall is a well-known specialist of probability theory and stochastic processes. His main research achievements are concerned with Brownian motion, superprocesses and their connections with partial differential equations, and more recently random trees and random graphs. He has been awarded several international prizes in mathematics, including the Loeve Prize and the Fermat Prize, and gave a plenary lecture at the 2014 International Congress of Mathematicians. He is currently a professor of mathematics at Université Paris-Sud and a member of the French Academy of Sciences.

Reviews

“‘The aim of this book is to provide a rigorous introduction to the theory of stochastic calculus for continuous semi-martingales putting a special emphasis on Brownian motion.’ … If the reader has the background and needs a rigorous treatment of the subject this book would be a good choice. Le Gall writes clearly and gets to the point quickly … .” (Richard Durrett, MAA Reviews, March, 2017) 

“The purpose of this book is to provide concise but rigorous introduction to the theory of stochastic calculus for continuous semimartingales, putting a special emphasis on Brownian motion. … The book is written very clearly, it is interesting both for its construction and maintenance, mostly it is self-contained. It can be recommended to everybody who wants to study stochastic calculus, including those who is interested to its applications in other fields.” (Yuliya S. Mishura, zbMATH, 2017)


Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Gaussian Variables and Gaussian Processes

    Le Gall, Jean-François

    Pages 1-17

  • Brownian Motion

    Le Gall, Jean-François

    Pages 19-40

  • Filtrations and Martingales

    Le Gall, Jean-François

    Pages 41-68

  • Continuous Semimartingales

    Le Gall, Jean-François

    Pages 69-95

  • Stochastic Integration

    Le Gall, Jean-François

    Pages 97-150

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eBook $54.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-31089-3
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Hardcover $69.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-31088-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Brownian Motion, Martingales, and Stochastic Calculus
Authors
Series Title
Graduate Texts in Mathematics
Series Volume
274
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-31089-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-31089-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-31088-6
Series ISSN
0072-5285
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 273
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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