An Elementary Introduction to Mathematical Finance, Third by Sheldon M. Ross

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Note how the curve flattens out as σ increases. 2: Three Normal Probability Density Functions It can be shown that the parameters μ and σ 2 are equal to the expected value and to the variance of X, respectively. That is, μ = E[X ], σ 2 = Var(X ). 24 Normal Random Variables A normal random variable having mean 0 and variance 1 is called a standard normal random variable. Let Z be a standard normal random variable. The function (x), defined for all real numbers x by (x) = P{Z ≤ x}, is called the standard normal distribution function.

T/ , are independent, and as goes to 0 t/ there are more and more terms in the summation i=1 X i , the central limit theorem suggests that this sum converges to a normal random variable. Consequently, as goes to 0, the process value at time t becomes a normal random variable. To compute its mean and variance, note first that μ√ E[X i ] = 1( p) − 1(1 − p) = 2 p − 1 = σ and Var(X i ) = E X i2 − (E[X i ])2 = 1 − (2 p − 1)2 Hence, E[X (t) − X (0)] = E σ √ t/ Xi i=1 =σ =σ √ √ = μt t/ E[X i ] i=1 t μ√ σ Furthermore, Var(X (t) − X (0)) = Var σ √ t/ Xi i=1 t/ = σ2 Var(X i ) (by independence) i=1 = σ 2 t [1 − (2 p − 1)2 ] Because p → 1/2 as → 0, the preceding shows that Var(X (t) − X (0)) → tσ 2 as →0 Brownian Motion as a Limit of Simpler Models 37 Consequently, as gets smaller and smaller, X (t) − X (0) converges to a normal random variable with mean μt and variance tσ 2 .

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