This is a computer experimental introduction to the numerical solution of stochastic differential equations. A floppy disk containing Turbo Pascal programs for over 100 problems is provided to enable the reader to develop an intuitive understanding of the issues involved.
The numerical solution of stochastic differential equations is becoming an in dispensible worktool in a multitude of disciplines, bridging a long-standing gap between the well advanced theory of stochastic differential equations and its application to specific examples. This has been made possible by the much greater accessibility to high-powered computers at low-cost combined with the availability of new, effective higher order numerical schemes for stochastic dif ferential equations. Many hitherto intractable problems can now be tackled successfully and more realistic modelling with stochastic differential equations undertaken. The aim of this book is to provide a computationally oriented introduction to the numerical solution of stochastic differential equations, using computer experiments to develop in the readers an ability to undertake numerical studies of stochastic differential equations that arise in their own disciplines and an understanding, intuitive at least, of the necessary theoretical background. It is related to, but can also be used independently of the monograph P. E. Kloeden and E. Platen, Numerical Solution of Stochastic Differential Equations, Applications of Mathematics Series Vol. 23, Springer-Verlag, Hei delberg, 1992, which is more theoretical, presenting a systematic treatment of time-discretized numerical schemes for stochastic differential equations along with background material on probability and stochastic calculus. To facilitate the parallel use of both books, the presentation of material in this book follows that in the monograph closely.
Complements the authors' previous book for readers needing less theoretical background information
Provides calculation models for concrete problems using SDE
This 2nd volume can be used quite independently of the firstAutorentext
Professor Eckhard Platen is a joint appointment between the School of Finance and Economics and the Department of Mathematical Sciences to the 1997 created Chair in Quantitative Finance at the University of Technology Sydney. Prior to this appointment he was Founding Head of the Centre for Financial Mathematics at the Institute of Advanced Studies at the Australian National University in Canberra. He completed a PhD in Mathematics at the Technical University in Dresden in 1975 and obtained in 1985 his Dr. sc. from the Academy of Sciences in Berlin, where he headed at the Weierstrass Institute the Sector of Stochastics. He is co-author of two successful books on Numerical Methods for Stochastic Differential Equations, published by Springer Verlag, and has authored more than 100 research papers in quantitative finance and mathematics.Inhalt
1: Background on Probability and Statistics.- 1.1 Probability and Distributions.- 1.2 Random Number Generators.- 1.3 Moments and Conditional Expectations.- 1.4 Random Sequences.- 1.5 Testing Random Numbers.- 1.6 Markov Chains as Basic Stochastic Processes.- 1.7 Wiener Processes.- 2: Stochastic Differential Equations.- 2.1 Stochastic Integration.- 2.2 Stochastic Differential Equations.- 2.3 Stochastic Taylor Expansions.- 3: Introduction to Discrete Time Approximation.- 3.1 Numerical Methods for Ordinary Differential Equations.- 3.2 A Stochastic Discrete Time Simulation.- 3.3 Pathwise Approximation and Strong Convergence.- 3.4 Approximation of Moments and Weak Convergence.- 3.5 Numerical Stability.- 4: Strong Approximations.- 4.1 Strong Taylor Schemes.- 4.2 Explicit Strong Schemes.- 4.3 Implicit Strong Approximations.- 4.4 Simulation Studies.- 5: Weak Approximations.- 5.1 Weak Taylor Schemes.- 5.2 Explicit Weak Schemes and Extrapolation Methods.- 5.3 Implicit Weak Approximations.- 5.4 Simulation Studies.- 5.5 Variance Reducing Approximations.- 6: Applications.- 6.1 Visualization of Stochastic Dynamics.- 6.2 Testing Parametric Estimators.- 6.3 Filtering.- 6.4 Functional Integrals and Invariant Measures.- 6.5 Stochastic Stability and Bifurcation.- 6.6 Simulation in Finance.- References.- List of PC-Exercises.- Frequently Used Notations.