By E. B. Dynkin

Interactions among the speculation of partial differential equations of elliptic and parabolic kinds and the speculation of stochastic techniques are necessary for either chance idea and research. at the start, ordinarily analytic effects have been utilized by probabilists. extra lately, analysts (and physicists) took proposal from the probabilistic process. in fact, the advance of study normally and of the idea of partial differential equations particularly, used to be influenced to a good volume via difficulties in physics. A distinction among physics and chance is that the latter offers not just an instinct, but in addition rigorous mathematical instruments for proving theorems. the topic of this e-book is connections among linear and semilinear differential equations and the corresponding Markov approaches referred to as diffusions and superdiffusions. many of the ebook is dedicated to a scientific presentation (in a extra common environment, with simplified proofs) of the implications received in view that 1988 in a chain of papers of Dynkin and Dynkin and Kuznetsov. Many effects acquired initially through the use of superdiffusions are prolonged within the ebook to extra normal equations by means of making use of a mix of diffusions with simply analytic equipment. just about all chapters contain a mix of chance and research. just like the opposite books through Dynkin, Markov approaches (Springer-Verlag), managed Markov approaches (Springer-Verlag), and An creation to Branching Measure-Valued tactics (American Mathematical Society), this ebook can develop into a classical account of the awarded subject matters.

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6. NOTES 41 A direct construction of the paths of diffusions by solving stochastic differential equations is due to Itˆ o [Itˆ o51]. A modern presentation of Itˆ o’s calculus and its applications is given in the books of Ikeda and Watanabe [IW81] and Rogers and Williams [RW87]. CHAPTER 3 Branching exit Markov systems In this chapter we introduce a general model — BEM systems — which is the basis for the theory of superprocesses and, in particular, superdiffusions to be developed in the next chapters.

C in the Appendix A). Suppose Qn exhaust Q and let τn be the first exit time from Qn . 40 2. 15), w = GQn ρ + KQn w. Since GQn ρ ↑ GQ ρ, we conclude that KQn w ↓ 0 and Πr,x Mτ − = Πr,x lim w(τn , ξτn ) ≤ lim Πr,x w(τn , ξτn ) = lim KQn w = 0. C. 20) v˙ + Lv = −ρ in Q, v = f on ∂reg Q. 2. D. Let ρ be bounded. 21) w = GU ρ + KU w. Proof. 16). 5, for an arbitrary U there exists a sequence of regular open sets Un ↑ U . Since w is bounded and ¯ we have KU w → KU w. Also GU ρ → GU ρ. 21) for a regular U .

Let z = (r, x). We can assume that ρ ≥ 0. We prove that Mt = 1t<τ w(ηt), t ∈ [r, ∞) is a supermartingale relative to F[r, t], Πr,x. 4), τ Πr,x X1t<τ τ ρ(s, ξs ) ds = Πr,x X1t<τ Πt,ξt t ρ(s, ξs ) ds = Πr,x X1t<τ w(t, ξt). t Hence Πr,x XMt ≤ Πr,x XMs for r ≤ s ≤ t. Since Mt is F[r, t]-measurable and Πr,x -integrable, our claim is proved. s. C in the Appendix A). Suppose Qn exhaust Q and let τn be the first exit time from Qn . 40 2. 15), w = GQn ρ + KQn w. Since GQn ρ ↑ GQ ρ, we conclude that KQn w ↓ 0 and Πr,x Mτ − = Πr,x lim w(τn , ξτn ) ≤ lim Πr,x w(τn , ξτn ) = lim KQn w = 0.