In the stochastic calculus, Tanaka's formula states that
Tanaka's formula is the explicit Doob–Meyer decomposition of the submartingale |Bt| into the martingale part (the integral on the right-hand side), and a continuous increasing process (local time). It can also be seen as the analogue of Itō's lemma for the (nonsmooth) absolute value function , with and ; see local time for a formal explanation of the Itō term.
Outline of proof
- Øksendal, Bernt K. (2003). Stochastic Differential Equations: An Introduction with Applications (Sixth edition ed.). Berlin: Springer. ISBN 3-540-04758-1. (Example 5.3.2)
- Shiryaev, Albert N.; trans. N. Kruzhilin (1999). Essentials of stochastic finance: Facts, models, theory. Advanced Series on Statistical Science & Applied Probability No. 3. River Edge, NJ: World Scientific Publishing Co. Inc. ISBN 981-02-3605-0.