Zerosum stochastic differential games without the Isaacs condition: random rules of priority and intermediate Hamiltonians
Abstract
For a zerosum stochastic game which does not satisfy the Isaacs condition, we provide a value function representation for an Isaacstype equation whose Hamiltonian lies in between the lower and upper Hamiltonians, as a convex combination of the two. For the general case (i.e. the convex combination is time and state dependent) our representation amounts to a random change of the rules of the game, to allow each player at any moment to see the other player's action or not, according to a coin toss with probabilities of heads and tails given by the convex combination appearing in the PDE. If the combination is state independent, then the rules can be set all in advance, in a deterministic way. This means that tossing the coin along the game, or tossing it repeatedly right at the beginning leads to the same value. The representations are asymptotic, over time discretizations. Space discretization is possible as well, leading to similar results.
 Publication:

arXiv eprints
 Pub Date:
 September 2016
 DOI:
 10.48550/arXiv.1609.09173
 arXiv:
 arXiv:1609.09173
 Bibcode:
 2016arXiv160909173H
 Keywords:

 Mathematics  Probability;
 Mathematics  Optimization and Control
 EPrint:
 Preliminary version