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On Itô's formula for multidimensional Brownian motion

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  • Föllmer, Hans
  • Protter, Philip E.
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    Consider a d-dimensional Brownian motion X (Xl, ... ,Xd ) and a function F which belongs locally to the Sobolev space W 1,2. We prove an extension of Ito's formula where the usual second order terms are replaced by the quadratic covariations [fk(X), Xkj involving the weak first partial derivatives fk of F. In particular we show that for any locally square-integrable function f the quadratic covariations [f(X), Xkj exist as limits in probability for any starting point, except for some polar set. The proof is based on new approximation results for forward and backward stochastic integrals. --

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    Paper provided by Humboldt University of Berlin, Interdisciplinary Research Project 373: Quantification and Simulation of Economic Processes in its series SFB 373 Discussion Papers with number 2001,90.

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    Handle: RePEc:zbw:sfb373:200190

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    Keywords: Ito's formula; Brownian motion; stochastic integrals; quadratic covariation; Dirichlet spaces; polar sets;

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