Controlled Markov Processes and Viscosity Solutions / Edition 2by Wendell H. Fleming, Halil Mete Soner
This book is intended as an introduction to optimal shastic control for continuous time Markov processes and to the theory of viscosity solutions. Shastic control problems are treated using the dynamic programming approach. The authors approach shastic control problems by the method of dynamic programming. The fundamental equation of dynamic programming is a… See more details below
This book is intended as an introduction to optimal shastic control for continuous time Markov processes and to the theory of viscosity solutions. Shastic control problems are treated using the dynamic programming approach. The authors approach shastic control problems by the method of dynamic programming. The fundamental equation of dynamic programming is a nonlinear evolution equation for the value function. For controlled Markov diffusion processes, this becomes a nonlinear partial differential equation of second order, called a Hamilton-Jacobi-Bellman (HJB) equation. Typically, the value function is not smooth enough to satisfy the HJB equation in a classical sense. Viscosity solutions provide framework in which to study HJB equations, and to prove continuous dependence of solutions on problem data. The theory is illustrated by applications from engineering, management science, and financial economics.
In this second edition, new material on applications to mathematical finance has been added. Concise introductions to risk-sensitive control theory, nonlinear H-infinity control and differential games are also included.
Review of the earlier edition:
"This book is highly recommended to anyone who wishes to learn the dinamic principle applied to optimal shastic control for diffusion processes. Without any doubt, this is a fine book and most likely it is going to become a classic on the area... ."
SIAM Review, 1994
- Springer New York
- Publication date:
- Stochastic Modelling and Applied Probability Series, #25
- Edition description:
- Softcover reprint of hardcover 2nd ed. 2006
- Product dimensions:
- 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)
Table of Contents
Deterministic Optimal Control.- Viscosity Solutions.- Optimal Control of Markov Processes: Classical Solutions.- Controlled Markov Diffusions inn.- Viscosity Solutions: Second-Order Case.- Logarithmic Transformations and Risk Sensitivity.- Singular Perturbations.- Singular Shastic Control.- Finite Difference Numerical Approximations.- Applications to Finance.- Differential Games.
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