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Taylor approximation of stochastic functional differential equations with the Poisson jump
Advances in Difference Equations volume 2013, Article number: 230 (2013)
In the present paper, we are concerned with a class of stochastic functional differential delay equations with the Poisson jump, whose coefficients are general Taylor expansions of the coefficients of the initial equation. Taylor approximations are a useful tool to approximate analytically or numerically the coefficients of stochastic differential equations. The aim of this paper is to investigate the rate of approximation between the true solution and the numerical solution in the sense of the -norm when the drift and diffusion coefficients are Taylor approximations.
Stochastic differential equations [1–3] have attracted a lot of attention, because the problems are not only academically challenging, but also of a practical importance and have played an important role in many fields such as in option pricing, forecast of the growth of population, etc. (see, e.g., ). Recently, much work has been done on stochastic differential equations. Here, we highlight Mao et al.’s great contribution (see [3–9] and references therein). Svishchuk and Kazmerchuk  studied the exponential stability of solutions of linear stochastic differential equations with Poisson jump [11–13] and Markovian switching [4, 12, 14].
In many applications, one assumes that the system under consideration is governed by a principle of causality, that is, the future states of the system are independent of the past states and are determined solely by the present. However, under closer scrutiny, it becomes apparent that the principle of causality is often only the first approximation to the true situation, and that a more realistic model would include some of the past states of the system. Stochastic functional differential equations  give a mathematical explanation for such a system.
Unfortunately, in general, it is impossible to find the explicit solution for stochastic functional differential equations with the Poisson jump. Even when such a solution can be found, it may be only in an implicit form or too complicated to visualize and evaluate numerically. Therefore, many approximate schemes were presented, for example, EM scheme, time discrete approximations, stochastic Taylor expansions , and so on.
Meanwhile, the rate of approximation to the true solution by the numerical solution is different for different numerical schemes. Jankovic et al. investigated the following stochastic differential equations (see ):
In this paper, we develop approximate methods for stochastic differential equations driven by Poisson process, that is,
The rate of the -closeness between the approximate solution and the solution of the initial equation increases when the number of degrees in Taylor approximations of coefficients increases. Although the Poisson jump is concerned, the rate of approximation to the true solution by the numerical solution is the same as the equation in . Even when the Poisson process is replaced by Poisson random measure, the rate is also the same.
2 Approximate scheme and hypotheses
Throughout this paper, we let be a probability space with a filtration satisfying the usual conditions, i.e., the filtration is continuous on the right and -contains all P-zero sets. Let be an m-dimensional Brownian motion defined on the probability space. For with , denoted by , the family of functions φ from to , that are continuous on the right and limitable on the left. is equipped with the norm , where is the Euclidean norm in , i.e., (). If A is a vector or matrix, its trace norm is denoted by , where its operator norm is denoted by . Denote by the family of all bounded, -measurable, -valued random variable.
We consider the following Itô stochastic functional differential equations with Poisson jump:
with the initial condition , , and is independent of and .
(H1) f, g and h satisfy the Lipschitz condition and the linear growth condition as follows: for any there exists a constant such that
(H2) (The Hölder continuity of the initial data.) There exist constants and such that for all ,
(H3) The functions f, g and h have Taylor expansions in the argument x up to the th, th, and th Fréchet derivatives, respectively .
(H4) The functions , and are uniformly bounded, i.e., there exists a positive constant such that
For some sufficiently large enough , we assume the step , where . Let be an equidistant partition of the interval , that is, the partition points are , . The explicit discrete approximation scheme is defined as follows:
Then the continuous approximate solution is defined by
satisfying the initial condition , , .
Besides the hypotheses motioned above, we will need another one:
(H5) There exists a positive constant Q, which is independent of n, such that for ,
Moreover, in what follows, C is a generic positive constant independent of Δ, whose values may vary from line to line.
3 Preparatory lemmas and the main result
Since the proof of the main result is very technical, to begin with, we present several lemmas which will play an important role in the subsequent section.
Lemma 1 Let conditions (H1), (H3), (H4), (H5) be satisfied. Then, for any ,
Proof For convenience, we denote
Then, in view of (H3), for , , and ,
Obviously, for any , ,
Making use of the elementary inequality , , , the Hölder inequality to the Lebesgue integral, and the Burkholder-Davis-Gundy inequality to the Itô integral for , we can obtain
Then we compute , ,
Similarly, by repeating the procedure above, we see that .
Noting that is a Poisson process, we will use the compensated Poisson process , which is a martingale. Then we obtain
In view of , , , we can obtain
Lemma 2 Under conditions (H1), (H3), (H4) and (H5), for any ,
The proof of this lemma is similar to Proposition 2 in .
Then, by Lemmas 1 and 2, we can prove the following main result.
Theorem 1 Let conditions (H1)-(H5) be satisfied, then for any ,
Proof For an arbitrary , it follows that
Since and satisfy the same initial condition, we can obtain
Let . Denote that
Then we can write (6) as
On the other hand, for ,
The relation (7) becomes
Using (H1), (H4) and (4), yields
where and . Similarly,
where . In order to estimate the , we distinguish two cases:
By the Gronwall inequality, we obtain the desired result
which completes the proof. □
Remark From the proof, we can easily understand that the convergence speed between the true solution of Eq. (1) and the approximation solution is faster than the Euler-Maruyama method.
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The paper is partly supported by the Scientific Research Fund of the Guangxi Hall of Science and Technology No. 201106LX407.
The authors declare that they have no competing interests.
GW carried out Taylor approximation of stochastic functional differential equations with the Poisson jump, studied the convergence rate. SW participated in the study of convergence rate. MW approved that the convergence rate is faster than the Euler-Maruyama method.