# Measure Theory and Stochastic Integration

5 credits

Syllabus, Master's level, 1MA051

A revised version of the syllabus is available.
Code
1MA051
Education cycle
Second cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level
Financial Mathematics A1F, Mathematics A1F
Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
Finalised by
The Faculty Board of Science and Technology, 19 April 2012
Responsible department
Department of Mathematics

## Entry requirements

120 credits including Integration Theory, 10 credits, or Measure and Integration Theory I, 5 credits

## Learning outcomes

In order to pass the course (grade 3) the student should

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<li>understand Brownian motion as a stochastic process on a filtered measurable space;

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<li>know the class of continuous martingales;

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<li>know the construction of a stochastic integral;

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<li>know how to use Ito's formula

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<li>understand the concept of "quadratic variation" and the martingale characterisation of Brownian motion;

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<li>know the representation theorem for martingales and how to use it;

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<li>know existence and uniqueness theorems for stochastic differential equations;

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<li>be able to use diffusion processes as a tool for mathematical modelling;

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<li>understand the connection between diffusion processes and solutions of parabolic and elliptic partial differential equations;

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<li>be able to use Girsanov's representation theorem. </li>

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## Content

Brownian motion. Stochastic integration. Ito's formula. Continuous martingales. The representation theorem for martingales. Stochastic differential equations. Diffusion processes. Girsanov's representation theorem. Applications from selected areas.

## Instruction

Lectures and problem solving sessions.

## Assessment

Written and, possibly, oral examination at the end of the course. Moreover, compulsory assignments may be given during the course.