An Introduction to Continuous-Time Stochastic Processes : Theory, Models, and Applications to Finance, Biology, and Medicine, Hardback Book

An Introduction to Continuous-Time Stochastic Processes : Theory, Models, and Applications to Finance, Biology, and Medicine Hardback

Part of the Modeling and Simulation in Science, Engineering and Technology series


This textbook, now in its third edition, offers a rigorous and self-contained introduction to the theory of continuous-time stochastic processes, stochastic integrals, and stochastic differential equations.

Expertly balancing theory and applications, the work features concrete examples of modeling real-world problems from biology, medicine, industrial applications, finance, and insurance using stochastic methods.

No previous knowledge of stochastic processes is required.

Key topics include: Markov processes Stochastic differential equations Arbitrage-free markets and financial derivatives Insurance risk Population dynamics, and epidemics Agent-based models New to the Third Edition: Infinitely divisible distributions Random measures Levy processes Fractional Brownian motion Ergodic theory Karhunen-Loeve expansion Additional applications Additional exercises Smoluchowski approximation of Langevin systems An Introduction to Continuous-Time Stochastic Processes, Third Edition will be of interest to a broad audience of students, pure and applied mathematicians, and researchers and practitioners in mathematical finance, biomathematics, biotechnology, and engineering.

Suitable as a textbook for graduate or undergraduate courses, as well as European Masters courses (according to the two-year-long second cycle of the "Bologna Scheme"), the work may also be used for self-study or as a reference.

Prerequisites include knowledge of calculus and some analysis; exposure to probability would be helpful but not required since the necessary fundamentals of measure and integration are provided.

From reviews of previous editions: "The book is ... an account of fundamental concepts as they appear in relevant modern applications and literature. ... The book addresses three main groups: first, mathematicians working in a different field; second, other scientists and professionals from a business or academic background; third, graduate or advanced undergraduate students of a quantitative subject related to stochastic theory and/or applications." -Zentralblatt MATH


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 482 pages, 4 Tables, black and white; 14 Illustrations, black and white; XVI, 482 p. 14 illus.
  • Publisher: Birkhauser Boston Inc
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  • Category: Finance & accounting
  • ISBN: 9781493927562

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