Stochastic Calculus and Semimartingale Model
K. Itô invented his famous stochastic calculus on Brownian motion in the 1940s. In the 1960s and 1970s, the “Strasbourg school,” headed by P.A. Meyer, developed a modern theory of martingales, the general theory of stochastic processes, and stochastic calculus on semimartingales. It turned out soon that semimartingales constitute the largest class of right continuous adapted integrators with respect to which stochastic integrals of simple predictable integrands satisfy the theorem of dominated convergence in probability. Stochastic calculus on semimartingales not only became an important tool for modern probability theory and stochastic processes but also has broad applications to many branches of mathematics, physics, engineering, and mathematical finance.
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