Differential and Integral Equations

On the regularity of solutions to a nonlinear ultraparabolic equation arising in mathematical finance

Abstract

We consider the following nonlinear degenerate parabolic equation which arises in some recent problems of mathematical finance: $$\partial_{xx} u + u \partial_{y} u - \partial_{t} u =f.$$ Using a harmonic analysis technique on Lie groups, we prove that, if the solution $u$ satisfies condition $\partial_x u \neq 0$ in an open set $\Omega \subset \mathbb R^3$ and $f \in C^{\infty}(\Omega)$, then $u \in C^{\infty}(\Omega)$.

Article information

Source
Differential Integral Equations, Volume 14, Number 6 (2001), 701-738.

Dates
First available in Project Euclid: 21 December 2012