Let $B(t)$ be Brownian motion. I want to calculate $\int B(t)^2 dB(t)$.

definition.A process $\{X(t),0\le t \le T \}$ is called a simple adapted process if there exist times $0=t_{0}<t_{1}<t_{2}<\cdots<t_{n}=T $ and random variables $\eta_{0},\eta_{1},\cdots,\eta_{n}$ such that $\eta_{0}$ is a constant,$\eta_{i}$ is $\mathcal F_{i}$-measurable,For simple adapted processes Ito integral $\int X dB$ is defined as a sum $$\int_{0}^{T}X(t)dB(t)=\sum_{i=0}^{n-1}\eta_{i}(B(t_{i+1}-B(t_{i}))$$

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    $\begingroup$ What are the integration limits? Also if I recall correctly you can find the answer to this question in any stochastic calculus textbook as an example of applying Ito's lemma. $\endgroup$
    – mpiktas
    Commented Nov 29, 2013 at 7:03
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    $\begingroup$ @mpiktas.if you give me a link or Introduce a book you help me so much $\endgroup$ Commented Nov 29, 2013 at 7:11
  • $\begingroup$ And what is $T$ ? $\endgroup$ Commented Nov 29, 2013 at 7:42
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    $\begingroup$ Same question also posted on math.stackexchange.com, see math.stackexchange.com/questions/586534/…. $\endgroup$
    – UwF
    Commented Nov 30, 2013 at 10:13
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    $\begingroup$ It seems that all of @pualambagher 's questions are double-posted on math and stat-exchange. $\endgroup$
    – Drew75
    Commented Nov 30, 2013 at 13:04

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Not an answer, at least not to your question, but an example of how to use Ito's formula (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It%C5%8D_calculus).

Since $[B]_t=t$, we have

$$B_t^n = \int_0^t nB_s^{n-1}dB_s + \frac{n(n-1)}{2} \int_0^t B_s^{n-2} ds$$

for $n\ge 2$.

In particular,

$$B_t^3 = 3 \int_0^t B_s^2 dB_s + 3 \int_0^t B_sds$$

so that

$$ \int_0^t B_s^2 dB_s = \frac{B_t^3}{3}-\int_0^t B_sds$$


$$ tB_t = \int_0^tsdB_s+\int_0^t B_sds$$

you can transform the term $\int_0^t B_sds$ into $tB_t - \int_0^tsdB_s$.


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