April 16th, 2017, 09:36 AM  #1 
Member Joined: Sep 2013 Posts: 83 Thanks: 0  How are the expressions equal?
In a paper i recently read , the author claims that: $\displaystyle (1){e^{  a{{(r + (1/2){\sigma ^2})}^2}\tau /(2\sigma {}^2)}} = (2){e^{  {1 \over 4}{{(\gamma + 1)}^2}a\tau }}$ For (2) the following are true $\displaystyle \gamma = {{2r} \over {{\sigma ^2}}}$ $\displaystyle \tau = \tau *{{{\sigma ^2}} \over 2}$ I think he has made an error because i cannot see the two expressions being equal? Can someone spot a possible typo? 
April 16th, 2017, 10:20 AM  #2  
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$\displaystyle \tau = \tau *{{{\sigma ^2}} \over 2}$ ... if so, $\gamma = r$ ?  
April 16th, 2017, 11:14 AM  #3 
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Well, it is $\displaystyle \tilde \tau = \tau *{{\sigma ^2} \over 2}$ But the author drops tilde, I forgot to put tilde on tau in (2). Anyhow, this is only relevant for (2), so if you insert it you get $\displaystyle e^{  {1 \over 4}(\gamma + 1)^2a*\tau *{{\sigma ^2} \over 2}}$ Last edited by skipjack; April 16th, 2017 at 02:48 PM. 
April 16th, 2017, 02:50 PM  #4 
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In that case, the dropped tilde accounts for the confusion and there's nothing else to explain.


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