Brownian Motion and Potential Theory

  • Michael E. Taylor
Part of the Applied Mathematical Sciences book series (AMS, volume 116)


Diffusion can be understood on several levels. The study of diffusion on a macroscopic level, of a substance such as heat, involves the notion of the flux of the quantity. If u(t, x) measures the intensity of the quantity that is diffusing, the flux J across the boundary of a region O in x space satisfies the identity
$$ \frac{\partial } {\partial }\int\limits_O {u(t,x)dV(x) = - \int\limits_{\partial O} {v \cdot JdS(x)} ,} $$
as long as the substance is being neither created nor destroyed.


Brownian Motion Stochastic Differential Equation Dirichlet Boundary Condition Potential Theory Exit Time 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael E. Taylor
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  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of North CarolinaChapel HillUSA

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