By Pierre Henry-Labordère

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Is actually not a variable but a function. v. 1) with B an open set of Rn . Note that this relation is well defined as X −1 (B) ∈ F by definition of the measurability of X. v. 2) i=1 where Ai ∈ F. v. v. v. , 0 ≤ Y ≤ X } Note that the expectation above can be ∞. v. X + = max(X, 0) and X − = − min(X, 0) X = X+ − X− 31 Ai (x) = 0 if x ∈ Ai , zero otherwise. 3) + P − This expectation is not always defined. v. is called integrable. This is equivalent to EP [|X|] < ∞. v. v. is noted Lk (Ω, F, P). v. v.

31) into a PDE. 33) by solving explicitly this PDE. 12 Black-Scholes PDE and call option price rederived Starting from the hypothesis that the forward ftT = St er(T −t) follows a lognormal diffusion process in the Black-Scholes model dftT = σftT dWt the resulting Black-Scholes PDE for a European call option, derived from the Feynman-Kac theorem, is −∂t C(t, f ) = 1 2 2 2 σ f ∂f C(t, f ) − rC(t, f ) 2 with the terminal condition C(T, f ) = max(f − K, 0). 35) 0 p(T, f |t, f ) is the fundamental solution of the PDE −∂t p(T, f |t, f ) = 1 2 2 2 σ f ∂f p(T, f |t, f ) 2 with the initial √condition limt→T p(T, f |t, f ) = δ(f − f ).

X and Y admitting a probability density, the conditional expectation of X ∈ L1 conditional to Y = y can be computed as follows: The probability to have X ∈ [x, x + dx] and Y ∈ [y, y + dy] is by definition p(x, y)dxdy. 4) R Indeed, following the definition, one needs to show that EP [f (Y )EP [X|Y ]] = EP [f (Y )X] for all bounded measurable function f . 4) into this equation, we obtain a trivial equality. 8. , Q takes its values in R+ and Q(A) < ∞ ∀A ∈ F). We say that Q is equivalent to P (denoted Q ∼ P) if Q(A) = 0 if and only if P(A) = 0 for every A ∈ F.