We extend to the multidimensional case a Wong–Zakai-type theorem proved by Hu and Øksendal (1996) for scalar quasi-linear Itô stochastic differential equations (SDEs). More precisely, with the aim of approximating the solution of a quasilinear system of Itô’s SDEs, we consider for any finite partition of the time interval [0,T] a system of differential equations, where the multidimensional Brownian motion is replaced by its polygonal approximation and the product between diffusion coefficients and smoothed white noise is interpreted as a Wick product. We remark that in the one dimensional case this type of equations can be reduced, by means of a transformation related to the method of characteristics, to the study of a random ordinary differential equation. Here, instead, one is naturally led to the investigation of a semilinear hyperbolic system of partial differential equations that we utilize for constructing a solution of the Wong–Zakai approximated systems. We show that the law of each element of the approximating sequence solves in the sense of distribution a Fokker–Planck equation and that the sequence converges to the solution of the Itô equation, as the mesh of the partition tends to zero.

Wong–Zakai approximations for quasilinear systems of Itô’s type stochastic differential equations

Lanconelli A.
Primo
Investigation
;
Scorolli R.
Secondo
Investigation
2021

Abstract

We extend to the multidimensional case a Wong–Zakai-type theorem proved by Hu and Øksendal (1996) for scalar quasi-linear Itô stochastic differential equations (SDEs). More precisely, with the aim of approximating the solution of a quasilinear system of Itô’s SDEs, we consider for any finite partition of the time interval [0,T] a system of differential equations, where the multidimensional Brownian motion is replaced by its polygonal approximation and the product between diffusion coefficients and smoothed white noise is interpreted as a Wick product. We remark that in the one dimensional case this type of equations can be reduced, by means of a transformation related to the method of characteristics, to the study of a random ordinary differential equation. Here, instead, one is naturally led to the investigation of a semilinear hyperbolic system of partial differential equations that we utilize for constructing a solution of the Wong–Zakai approximated systems. We show that the law of each element of the approximating sequence solves in the sense of distribution a Fokker–Planck equation and that the sequence converges to the solution of the Itô equation, as the mesh of the partition tends to zero.
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