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Generalized functionals of Brownian motion. (English) Zbl 0820.46041
Summary: We discuss some recent developments in the theory of generalized functionals of Brownian motion. First we give a brief summary of the Wiener-Itô multiple integrals. We discuss some of their basic properties and related functional analysis on Wiener measure space. Then we discuss the generalized functionals constructed by Hida. The generalized functionals of Hida are based on \(L_ 2\)-Sobolev spaces, thereby, admitting only \(H^ s\), \(s\in \mathbb{R}\) valued kernels in the multiple stochastic integrals. These functionals are much more general than the classical Wiener-Itô class. The more recent development, due to the author, introduces a much broader class of generalized functionals which are based on \(L_ p\)-Sobolev spaces admitting kernels from the spaces \({\mathcal W}^{p,s}\), \(s\in \mathbb{R}\). This allows analysis of a very broad class of nonlinear functionals of Brownian motion, which can not be handled by either the Wiener-Itô class or the Hida class. For \(s\leq 0\), they represent generalized functionals on the Wiener measure space like Schwarz distribution on finite-dimensional spaces.
In this paper we also introduce some further generalizations and construct a locally convex topological vector space of generalized functionals. We also present some discussion on the applications of these results.
46F25 Distributions on infinite-dimensional spaces
60G20 Generalized stochastic processes
60H15 Stochastic partial differential equations (aspects of stochastic analysis)
60H07 Stochastic calculus of variations and the Malliavin calculus
46G12 Measures and integration on abstract linear spaces
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