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Mathematics of Computation

Published by the American Mathematical Society since 1960 (published as Mathematical Tables and other Aids to Computation 1943-1959), Mathematics of Computation is devoted to research articles of the highest quality in computational mathematics.

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Approximation of continuous time stochastic processes by a local linearization method
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Math. Comp. 67 (1998), 287-298 Request permission


This paper investigates the rate of convergence of an alternative approximation method for stochastic differential equations. The rates of convergence of the one-step and multi-step approximation errors are proved to be $O((\Delta t)^2)$ and $O(\Delta t)$ in the $L_p$ sense respectively, where $\Delta t$ is discrete time interval. The rate of convergence of the one-step approximation error is improved as compared with methods assuming the value of Brownian motion to be known only at discrete time. Through numerical experiments, the rate of convergence of the multi-step approximation error is seen to be much faster than in the conventional method.
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  • Isao Shoji
  • Affiliation: Institute of Policy and Planning Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba Ibaraki 305, Japan
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  • Received by editor(s): May 19, 1996
  • Received by editor(s) in revised form: September 4, 1996
  • © Copyright 1998 American Mathematical Society
  • Journal: Math. Comp. 67 (1998), 287-298
  • MSC (1991): Primary 65D30, 65B33; Secondary 60H10
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  • MathSciNet review: 1432134