Date of Award

2000

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Department

Mathematics

First Advisor

Hui-Hsiung Kuo

Abstract

This thesis consists of two parts, each part concentrating on a different problem from the theory of Stochastic Integration. Chapter 1 contains the introduction explaining the results in this dissertation in general terms. We use the infinite dimensional space S'R endowed with the gaussian measure mu. The Hilbert space ( L2) is defined as (L2) (L2) ≡ L2( S'R , mu) and our results are based on the Gel'fand triple ( S )beta ⊂ (L2) ⊂ S* b . The necessary preliminary background in white noise analysis are well elaborated in Chapter 2. In Chapter 3 we present a generalization of the Ito Formula to anticipating processes in the white noise framework. We first introduce an extension of the Ito integral to anticipating processes called the Hitsuda Skorokhod integral. We then use the anticipating Ito formula for processes of the type theta(X(t), B(c)), where X(t) is a Wiener integral and B(t) = 〈·, 1&sqbl0;0,t&parr0; 〉 is Brownian motion for a ≤ c ≤ b, which was obtained in Professor H. H. Kuo's book, White Noise Distribution Theory, as a motivation to obtain our first main result. We generalize the formula in Prof. Kuo's book to processes of the form theta(X(t),F) where X(t) is a Wiener integral and F ∈ W 1/2, a special subspace of (L 2). Chapter 4 contains the second part of our work. We first state the Clark-Ocone (C-O) formula in the white noise framework. We then verify the formula for Brownian functionals using the very important white noise tool, the S-transform. As our second main result, we extend the formula to generalized Brownian functionals of the form F=Sinfinityn=0 :˙⊗n:,fn where fn ∈ L 2 R ⊗&d4;n . As examples we verify the formula for the Hermite Brownian functional: B(t)n:t using the Ito formula. We also compute the C-O formula for the Donsker's delta function using the result for the Hermite Brownian functional. Finally, the formula is generalized to compositions of tempered distributions with Brownian motion, i.e, to functionals of the form f( B(t)) where f ∈ S'R and B(t) = B( t) = 〈·, 1&sqbl0;0,t&parr0; 〉 is Brownian motion.

ISBN

9780493071480

Pages

72

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