Stochastic Calculus
Applications in Science and Engineering
Authors: Grigoriu, Mircea
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This work focuses on analyzing and presenting solutions for a wide range of stochastic problems that are encountered in applied mathematics, probability, physics, engineering, finance, and economics. The approach used reduces the gap between the mathematical and engineering literature. Stochastic problems are defined by algebraic, differential or integral equations with random coefficients and/or input. However, it is the type, rather than the particular field of application, that is used to categorize these problems.
An introductory chapter outlines the types of stochastic problems under consideration in this book and illustrates some of their applications. A user friendly, systematic exposition unfolds as follows: The essentials of probability theory, random processes, stochastic integration, and Monte Carlo simulation are developed in chapters 25. The Monte Carlo method is used extensively to illustrate difficult theoretical concepts and solve numerically some of the stochastic problems in chapters 69.
Key features:
* Computational skills developed as needed to solve realistic stochastic problems
* Classical mathematical notation used, and essential theoretical facts boxed
* Numerous examples from applied sciences and engineering
* Complete proofs given; if too technical, notes clarify the idea and/or main steps
* Problems at the end of each chapter reinforce applications; hints given.
* Good bibliography at the end of every chapter
* Comprehensive index
This work is unique, selfcontained, and far from a collection of facts and formulas. The analytical and numerical methods approach for solving stochastic problems may be used for selfstudy by a variety of researchers, and in the classroom by first year graduate students.
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"When familiar at least with the basics of measure theoretic probability, one may use this book to get a feel for the type of problems one tackles with the given methods and the type of results one can expect and then proceed to more detailed expositions.... The book is an impressive achievement." —Mathematical Reviews
"The large number of examples...as well as the good survey on advanced mathematical techniques make the textbook very valuable for people working in mathematics with a view towards applications.... The applications range from climate dynamics over material sciences and mechanics to pattern formation, physics and finance. The presentation is very successful in providing a sound mathematical background without getting lost in too much technical detail. Most results are proved completely, for the others the main ideas and intuition are given and references for detailed expositions are given.... At the end of each chapter a list of instructive exercises is provided. The long list of references covers theoretical mathematical works as well as highly applied areas. Altogether this textbook has all the necessary prerequisites for boosting the interdisciplinary collaboration between applied scientists and probabilists." —Zentralblatt Math
"This is an impressive compendium, which, on its first 280 pages, provides a quite thorough review of probability theory, stochastic processes, Itô’s formula and stochastic differential equations.... Although the focus is on the mathematical theory, many examples from sciences or engineering illustrate the concepts and methods. Each chapter ends with a number of problems. This book will be of substantial interest to the applied scientists seeking methods to solve stochastic problems." —Monatshefte für Mathematik
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 Book Title
 Stochastic Calculus
 Book Subtitle
 Applications in Science and Engineering
 Authors

 Mircea Grigoriu
 Copyright
 2002
 Publisher
 Birkhäuser Basel
 Copyright Holder
 Springer Science+Business Media New York
 eBook ISBN
 9780817682286
 DOI
 10.1007/9780817682286
 Hardcover ISBN
 9780817642426
 Softcover ISBN
 9781461265016
 Edition Number
 1
 Number of Pages
 XIV, 775
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