An Introduction to Probability Theory and Its Applications, by William Feller

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This is clearly not true in case (a), since M(t) is increasing in t, while X (t) is not. 52. 77 gives an explicit expression for the distribution of hitting times of points, as we see next. 79. 26) Px(T < t) = t 0 x exp x2 2z dz. Proof. 8. 77(a). 30. 26), make the change of variables Next we have a number of exercises related to the strong Markov property. The first gives a statement that is often called the strong Markov property for Brownian motion. This form is only appropriate, however, for processes that are spatially homogeneous.

The Markov property is used in the second step. FT. 21), letting Tj = oo if T = oo. 11) and take A E FTC FTk such that A C {'r < oo}. 24) EX(YTk o BTk, A) = E[¢(X (Tk), Tk), A]. 24) as k -+ oo. 45 that ¢(y, t) = f(t)EYY is jointly continuous. 8. The strong Markov property and applications 33 as k - oo by (right) continuity of paths. This shows that Ex (YT ° 8T, A) = E [(X (T) , 'r), A] holds when YS is of the form f(s)Y for f continuous and Y special, and hence for f the indicator of an open set, and Y special.

The answer: (a) the Markov property, (b) right continuity of paths, and (c) the continuity of EyY when Y is special. 3. Applications. We begin with two applications of the strong Markov property. These are followed by several exercises that give others. Many other applications appear later in this book. The first one is to the set of zeros of Brownian paths. s. closed. 34, 00 EXm(Z) = EX J0 lZ dt = J0 PX(X (t) = 0) dt = 0, where m denotes Lebesgue measure. s. Next comes the application of the strong Markov property.

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