Evelyn Buckwar, Thorsten Sickenberger,
"A comparative linear mean-square stability analysis of Maruyama- and Milstein-type methods"
, in Mathematics and Computers in Simulation, Vol. 81, Nummer 6, Elsevier Science B.V. (North-Holland), Amsterdam, Seite(n) 1110-1127, 2-2011, ISSN: 0378-4754
A comparative linear mean-square stability analysis of Maruyama- and Milstein-type methods
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In this article we compare the mean-square stability properties of the ?-Maruyama and ?-Milstein method that are used to solve stochastic differential equations. For the linear stability analysis, we propose an extension of the standard geometric Brownian motion as a test equation and consider a scalar linear test equation with several multiplicative noise terms. This test equation allows to begin investigating the influence of multi-dimensional noise on the stability behaviour of the methods while the analysis is still tractable. Our findings include: (i) the stability condition for the ?-Milstein method and thus, for some choices of ?, the conditions on the step-size, are much more restrictive than those for the ?-Maruyama method; (ii) the precise stability region of the ?-Milstein method explicitly depends on the noise terms. Further, we investigate the effect of introducing partial implicitness in the diffusion approximation terms of Milstein-type methods, thus obtaining the possibility to control the stability properties of these methods with a further method parameter ?. Numerical examples illustrate the results and provide a comparison of the stability behaviour of the different methods.