# Tagged Questions

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### Properties of the time integral of Wiener process

Let $W_t$ be a Wiener process and consider the time integral
$$ X_T:= \int_0^T W_t dt $$
It is often mentionend in literature that $X_T$ is a Gaussian
with mean 0 and variance $T^3/6$.
I am ...

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### The regularity of Levy process

There is a property for continuous Markov process that each point $y$ in its state space is hit with positive probability one starting from any interior point $x$.
This property is called the ...

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### On the existence and uniqueness of solution to SPDE with nonlinear growth coefficients

Consider the SPDE $$\frac{\partial}{\partial t}u_t(x) = \frac{\kappa}{2}\frac{\partial^2}{\partial x^2}u_t(x) + u_t(x)(K-u_t(x)) + \sigma u_t(x) \xi(t,x),$$
where $(t,x)\in {\mathbb R}_+\times ...

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### A question about extensions of Markov semigroups

I'm cross-posting this question from MSE. It's the first time I do this so I'm unsure of etiquette regarding how to cross-post, if this irritates anyone please vote this down and I'll delete the post. ...

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### Dynamics of Master Equation

I'm going to do research on dynamics of master equation of $n$ states
$$\dot p_i=A_{ij}p_j\qquad i=1\ldots n$$
where $p_i$ is the $i$-th component of probability vector and $A_{ij}$ is transition rate ...

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### Master Equation to Fokker-Planck for a Jump-Diffusion

Does anyone know if there is a derivation of the Master Equation approximation by a Kolmogorov backward equation (Fokker-Planck) to a jump-diffusion with a compensated Poissonian integral? If not, can ...

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### Coupling of non-probability/sub-probability measures

A coupling of two probability measures $P,\tilde P$ on a Borel space $X$ is any probability measure on $X^2$ whose one-dimensional marginals are $P$ and $\tilde P$. In particular, for any such ...

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### How fast is discrete-time diffusion on a continuous set?

This question is inspired by Joseph O'Rourke's beautiful answer to my previous question.
Let $\mathbb{S}^{d\times n}$ denote the set of real $d\times n$ matrices whose columns have unit norm and sum ...

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### A simplified MCMC / MH algorithm. Are there known convergence results?

Hi, I hope this isn't too basic. We were working on a simulation using a Monte Carlo Within Metropolis algorithm and noticed that the whole thing could be expressed in the form below and simplified ...

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### What conditions on a filtration guarantee that a (sub)martingale has a continuous modification?

There is a theorem as follows:
Theorem. Let $\mathcal{F}_t$ be a filtration which is right-continuous and complete. Assume $M_t$ is a submartingale adapted to $\mathcal{F}_t$ such that $t \mapsto ...

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### Maximal probability of “infinitely often” over MDP

Let us consider a Markov Decision Process (MDP) with a Borel state space $X$. Often, the optimization problems over MDP involve optimization of some objectives dependent on the reward function
$$
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### First moment of a function of a normally distributed random variable

I'm trying to find the first moment of the following function:
$f(x) = \frac{(-ax+\sqrt{1-a^2})(-bx+\sqrt{1-b^2})}{\sqrt{x^2+1}}H(-ax+\sqrt{1-a^2})H(-bx+\sqrt{1-b^2})$ where $H(x)$ denotes the ...

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### Does the law of a Feller Process on a non-locally-compact Polish space depend continuously on the initial condition (in Skorohod path-space)?

I am sure this is written down somewhere but cannot find it.
Consider a Polish space $E$ and a strong Markov process $(X_t)_{t\ge 0}$ with values in $E$ and cadlag paths. More precisely, we have a ...

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### Tail of solutions of a stochastic differential equation

As we know, solution to $dX_t=\mu dt+\sigma dW_t$ is normal distributed and is light tailed; solution to $dX_t=\mu X_tdt+\sigma X_t dW_t$ is log-normal distributed and is heavy tailed. Is there any ...

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### time derivative of the median of a stochastic process

Suppose you have a cumulative distribution that is changing with time, namely $ P_t(x) $. Assume $ P_t $ is monotone increasing and smooth enough so that we can define $ x_t(P) = P_t^{-1} $. We want ...

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### Optimal pebble-packing shape

Suppose you throw many ($n$) congruent convex bodies (in $\mathbb{R}^3$) of unit volume (or of unit area in $\mathbb{R}^2$) into a large container, and shake it until little else changes.
Q. ...

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### Tetris-like falling sticky disks

Suppose unit-radius disks fall vertically from $y=+\infty$,
one by one, and create a random jumble of disks above the $x$-axis.
When a falling disk hits another, it stops and sticks there.
Otherwise, ...

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### Midpoint lattice polygons

Midpoint polygons (a.k.a Kasner polygons) have been studied, and their behavior is well understood.
I am considering a variant, which I call midpoint lattice polygons.
Start with a sequence of ...

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### Finite time hitting probabilities for Brownian motion in the plane

Consider a Brownian particle in the plane with a circular trap at the origin. If we give the particle enough time it falls into the trap (since Brownian motion is space filling in 2D). However, ...

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### Asking for a Fourier inverse transform, which is related to stable laws

Dear friends,
Denote the function
$$
G_a(x)=\mathcal{F}^{-1}\left(e^{-|\xi|^a}\right)(x)= \frac{1}{2\pi}\int_R \exp\left(-i x \xi - |\xi|^a\right)d\xi\;.
$$
It is well known that if $a\in ]0,2]$, ...

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### Gluing Markov processes

I am looking for a reference on the gluing together of strong Markov processes to get a new one.
Here is an example of what I have in mind. Let $B^1, B^2, \ldots $ be independent one-dimensional ...

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### Mixing time of unitary Brownian motion

Let $B_t$ be the unitary Brownian motion, i.e. Brownian motion on the unitary group $U(N)$. What is known about the mixing time of $B_t$, that is, how fast does the measure $B_t(\delta_{\{Id\}})$ ...

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### Applications of this project

Hi Guys,
Just wondering if you could suggest applications of distribution of the supremum of a fractional Brownian motion process with a drift ?
Also if you could possibly recommend how to approach ...

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### Tanaka stochastic differential equation and Kolmogorov equation

Given Tanaka sde
$$dX_t=[a{\rm sign}(X_t)+b]dW_t$$
is there associated a diffusion process and so a Kolmogorov (Fokker-Planck) equation? What is this equation?
References answering the question are ...

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### Is there a fair coin?

I attended a course on stochastic processes a few years ago. During the course the lecturer mentioned that there is a mathematical proof (with some assumptions, naturally) of non-existence of a fair ...

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### Passage Time Distributions for Poisson processes.

Let $(X_t)_{t \geq 0}$ be a standard Poisson process with intensity $\mu$. Let $\tau_b = \inf ( t>0 : X_t= at + b)$, where $a>0$ and $b<0$, and let $\sigma = \inf (t>0 : X_t \geq at)$. ...

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### Growing random trees on a lattice $\rightarrow$ Voronoi diagrams

Imagine growing trees from $k$ seeds on a square $n \times n$ region
of $\mathbb{Z}^2$.
At each step, a unit-length edge $e$ between two points of
$\mathbb{Z}^2$ is added.
The edge $e$ is chosen ...

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### Coin Pusher Game

While doing laundry at my local laundromat, I saw a coin pusher game. Below is a picture, and here is a video depicting how it works (disregard non-coins).
Essentially, one has a distribution of ...

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### Extending state space to make a process Feller

Let $X$ be a locally compact Hausdorff space, and let $Y_t$ be a continuous Markov process on $X$ with transition function $P(t, x, \Gamma) := \mathbb{P}_x (Y_t \in \Gamma)$. Let $T_t$ be the ...

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### What would be a fractional Poisson Process like

Hi all,
I think that the definition of fractional Brownian Motion is widely known (for example as a Gaussian Process with particular variance covariance stucture parametrized by the so-called Hurst ...

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### Time integrals of diffusion processes

I was wondering if someone could recommend a reference that deals with time integrals of diffusion processes.
Suppose $X$ is an Ito diffusion process with dynamics
$dX_t = \mu(X_t)dt + ...

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### Two dimensional brownian motion first passage time

Hello,
I am looking for information on how to solve/compute first passage time for two dimensional Brownian motion.
any papers, references, books or web links for study will be helpful.
thanks
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### “continuous” and “discontinuous” phase transitions in branching processes.

Consider a Galton-Watson branching process, with offspring distribution
$\mathbf{p}=(p_0, p_1, \dots, p_n, \dots)$.
Let $O$ be the root of the branching process.
Write $\eta=P(\text{process survives ...