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## Addendum to: “Asymptotic inference for a linear stochastic differential equation with time delay” [Bernoulli 5 (1999), no. 6, 1059–1098]

We strengthen the convergence result in our paper, ibid. 5, No. 6, 1059-1098 (1999; Zbl 0983.62049), proving the local asymptotic mixed normality property in one of the 11 cases considered in that paper.

For the stochastic differential equation

dX(t)=a X ( t ) + b X ( t - 1 )dt+dW(t),t≥0,the local asymptotic properties of the likelihood function are studied. They depend strongly on the true value of the parameter ϑ=(a,b) * . Eleven different cases are possible if ϑ runs through ℝ 2 . Let ϑ ^ T be the maximum likelihood estimator of ϑ based on (X(t), t≥T). Applications to the asymptotic behaviour of ϑ ^ T as T→∞ are given.

This article discusses stochastic numerical methods of Runge-Kutta type with weak and strong convergences for systems of stochastic differential equations in Itô form. At the beginning we give a brief overview of the stochastic numerical methods and information from the theory of stochastic differential equations. Then we motivate the approach to the implementation of these methods using source code generation. We discuss the implementation details and the used programming languages and libraries

This proceedings publication is a compilation of selected contributions from the “Third International Conference on the Dynamics of Information Systems” which took place at the University of Florida, Gainesville, February 16–18, 2011. The purpose of this conference was to bring together scientists and engineers from industry, government, and academia in order to exchange new discoveries and results in a broad range of topics relevant to the theory and practice of dynamics of information systems. Dynamics of Information Systems: Mathematical Foundation presents state-of-the art research and is intended for graduate students and researchers interested in some of the most recent discoveries in information theory and dynamical systems. Scientists in other disciplines may also benefit from the applications of new developments to their own area of study.

We consider a sequence of general filtered statistical models with a finite-dimensional parameter. It is tacitly assumed that a proper rescaling of the parameter space is already done (so we deal with a local parameter) and also time rescaling is done if necessary. Our first and main purpose is to give sufficient conditions for the existence of certain uniform in time linear–quadratic approximations of log-likelihood ratio processes. Second, we prove general theorems establishing LAN, LAMN and LAQ properties for these models based on these linear–quadratic approximations. Our third purpose is to prove three theorems related to the necessity of the conditions in our main result. These theorems assert that these conditions are necessarily satisfied if (1) an approximation of a much more general form exists and a (necessary) condition of asymptotic negligibility of jumps of likelihood ratio processes holds, or (2) we have LAN property at every moment of time and the limiting models are continuous in time, or (3) we have LAN property, Hellinger processes are asymptotically degenerate at the terminal times, and the condition of asymptotic negligibility of jumps holds.

We consider a sequence of Markov chains that weakly converge to a diffusion process. We assume that the trend contains a linearly growing component. The usual parametrix method does not apply since the trend is unbounded. We show how to modify the parametrix method in order to get local limit theorems in this case.

A model for organizing cargo transportation between two node stations connected by a railway line which contains a certain number of intermediate stations is considered. The movement of cargo is in one direction. Such a situation may occur, for example, if one of the node stations is located in a region which produce raw material for manufacturing industry located in another region, and there is another node station. The organization of freight traﬃc is performed by means of a number of technologies. These technologies determine the rules for taking on cargo at the initial node station, the rules of interaction between neighboring stations, as well as the rule of distribution of cargo to the ﬁnal node stations. The process of cargo transportation is followed by the set rule of control. For such a model, one must determine possible modes of cargo transportation and describe their properties. This model is described by a ﬁnite-dimensional system of diﬀerential equations with nonlocal linear restrictions. The class of the solution satisfying nonlocal linear restrictions is extremely narrow. It results in the need for the “correct” extension of solutions of a system of diﬀerential equations to a class of quasi-solutions having the distinctive feature of gaps in a countable number of points. It was possible numerically using the Runge–Kutta method of the fourth order to build these quasi-solutions and determine their rate of growth. Let us note that in the technical plan the main complexity consisted in obtaining quasi-solutions satisfying the nonlocal linear restrictions. Furthermore, we investigated the dependence of quasi-solutions and, in particular, sizes of gaps (jumps) of solutions on a number of parameters of the model characterizing a rule of control, technologies for transportation of cargo and intensity of giving of cargo on a node station.

Let k be a field of characteristic zero, let G be a connected reductive algebraic group over k and let g be its Lie algebra. Let k(G), respectively, k(g), be the field of k- rational functions on G, respectively, g. The conjugation action of G on itself induces the adjoint action of G on g. We investigate the question whether or not the field extensions k(G)/k(G)^G and k(g)/k(g)^G are purely transcendental. We show that the answer is the same for k(G)/k(G)^G and k(g)/k(g)^G, and reduce the problem to the case where G is simple. For simple groups we show that the answer is positive if G is split of type A_n or C_n, and negative for groups of other types, except possibly G_2. A key ingredient in the proof of the negative result is a recent formula for the unramified Brauer group of a homogeneous space with connected stabilizers. As a byproduct of our investigation we give an affirmative answer to a question of Grothendieck about the existence of a rational section of the categorical quotient morphism for the conjugating action of G on itself.

Let G be a connected semisimple algebraic group over an algebraically closed field k. In 1965 Steinberg proved that if G is simply connected, then in G there exists a closed irreducible cross-section of the set of closures of regular conjugacy classes. We prove that in arbitrary G such a cross-section exists if and only if the universal covering isogeny Ĝ → G is bijective; this answers Grothendieck's question cited in the epigraph. In particular, for char k = 0, the converse to Steinberg's theorem holds. The existence of a cross-section in G implies, at least for char k = 0, that the algebra k[G]G of class functions on G is generated by rk G elements. We describe, for arbitrary G, a minimal generating set of k[G]G and that of the representation ring of G and answer two Grothendieck's questions on constructing generating sets of k[G]G. We prove the existence of a rational (i.e., local) section of the quotient morphism for arbitrary G and the existence of a rational cross-section in G (for char k = 0, this has been proved earlier); this answers the other question cited in the epigraph. We also prove that the existence of a rational section is equivalent to the existence of a rational W-equivariant map T- - - >G/T where T is a maximal torus of G and W the Weyl group.