Solving Riccati time-dependent models with random quadratic coefficient

Autores UPV
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Revista APPLIED MATHEMATICS LETTERS

Abstract

This paper deals with the construction of approximate solutions of a random logistic differential equation whose nonlinear coefficient is assumed to be an analytic stochastic process and the initial condition is a random variable. Applying p-mean stochastic calculus, the nonlinear equation is transformed into a random linear equation whose coefficients keep analyticity. Next, an approximate solution of the nonlinear problem is constructed in terms of a random power series solution of the associate linear problem. Approximations of the average and variance of the solution are provided. The proposed technique is illustrated through an example where comparisons with respect to Monte Carlo simulations are shown. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.