By Fabrice Baudoin

This booklet goals to supply a self-contained advent to the neighborhood geometry of the stochastic flows. It reviews the hypoelliptic operators, that are written in Hormander's shape, through the use of the relationship among stochastic flows and partial differential equations. The e-book stresses the author's view that the neighborhood geometry of any stochastic stream is decided very accurately and explicitly by means of a common formulation known as the Chen-Strichartz formulation. The normal geometry linked to the Chen-Strichartz formulation is the sub-Riemannian geometry, and its major instruments are brought during the textual content.

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Therefore, our initial question about the existence of smooth densities for the random variables Xtz°, t > 0, so E Rn is reduced to the study of the hypoellipticity of L. the Lie algebra generated by the vector fields Vi 's Let us denote by and for p > 2, by el) the Lie subalgebra inductively defined by LP {[X, Y], X E LP-1 ,Y E el. Moreover if a is a subset of Z, we denote a(s) {V(x), V E a}, x E Rn . 1 Assume that for every so E Rn , Z(X0) = Rn , then the operator L is hypoelliptic. 1 analytic coefficients (see [Derridj 09711]).

9 Notice that the map Aut (Rd) is a group morphism. e. every commutator constructed from the Vi 's with length greater than N is O. 1) can be written Xf° = F(x0,B:), where (Bn t >0 is the lift of (Bt )t>0 in the group GN(Rd) Proof. 3. 1). „,ik ) The definition of GN(Rd ) shows that we can therefore write XT° = F(xo, Br). 10 of filtrations: for t > 0, o-(Xf°) C a (AI(B)t, I I l< N) , where cr(Xr) denotes the smallest a-algebra containing Xf° , and (111(B)t, I I l< N) denotes the smallest a-algebra containing all the functionals A1(B) twith I, word of length smaller than N.

2 . 1 Let A be adxd skew-symmetric matrix. ) I Bt z) = det tA (si n tA 2 exp (I — tA cot tA 2t It is now time to say few words about the natural geometry of G 2 (Rd). 0 1 ) E 92 (Rd ), a')Rd, g ((a, w), (a 1 , w')) -= where W iRd denotes the usual scalar product on Rd. e. on the tangent space to G2 (Rd) at 0G2 (Rd , can be extended in a usual manner to a left invariant (0, 2)-tensor, still denoted g, and defined on the whole Lie group G2 (Rd ) . 11(4 [Dk, Di[(x)) = O. Since g is not definite positive, the associated geometry is not Riemannian but sub-Riemannian.