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V. v. is noted Lk (Ω, F, P). v. v. conditional to some information that we have. This is formalized by the notion of conditional expectation. 1 Conditional expectation Let X ∈ L1 (Ω, F, P) and let G be a sub σ-algebra of F. Then the conditional expectation of X given G, denoted EP [X|G], is defined as follows: 1. ) 2. v. Y . It can be shown that the map X → EP [X|G] is linear. v. X and Y admitting a probability density, the conditional expectation of X ∈ L1 conditional to Y = y can be computed as follows: The probability to have X ∈ [x, x + dx] and Y ∈ [y, y + dy] is by definition p(x, y)dxdy.

5. A handier approach relies on the use of Itˆo’s lemma that we explain in the next section. 2 19 Itˆ o’s lemma As we will see in the following section, the fair value C of a European call option on a single asset at time t depends implicitly on the time t and the asset price St . This leads to the question of the infinitesimal variation of the fair price of the option between t and t + ∆t. , (resp. twice) continuously differentiable on [0, ∞) (resp. R)) then 1 ∆Ct = ∂t C∆t + ∂S C∆St + ∂S2 C(∆St )2 + R 2 with R the rest of the Taylor expansion.

5). Note that EP [Wt Ws ] = min(t, s). 4 Brownian filtration Let Wt be a Brownian motion. Then, we denote FtW the increasing family of σ-algebras generated by (Ws )s≤t , the information on the Brownian motion up to time t. 4 By definition of the filtration FtW , the process Wt is FtW -adapted. This is not the case for the process W2t . A Brief Course in Financial Mathematics 15 In the following, without any specification, we denote (Ω, F, P) the probability space where our Brownian motion is defined and the Brownian filtration FtW will be noted Ft .