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Mathematics  2008 

The stochastic Hamilton-Jacobi equation

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We extend some aspects of the Hamilton-Jacobi theory to the category of stochastic Hamiltonian dynamical systems. More specifically, we show that the stochastic action satisfies the Hamilton-Jacobi equation when, as in the classical situation, it is written as a function of the configuration space using a regular Lagrangian submanifold. Additionally, we will use a variation of the Hamilton-Jacobi equation to characterize the generating functions of one-parameter groups of symplectomorphisms that allow to rewrite a given stochastic Hamiltonian system in a form whose solutions are very easy to find; this result recovers in the stochastic context the classical solution method by reduction to the equilibrium of a Hamiltonian system.

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