A Historical Introduction.- Probability Concepts.- Markov Processes.- The Ito Calculus and Stochastic Differential Equations.- The Fokker-Planck Equation.- The Fokker-Planck Equation in Several Dimensions.- Small Noise Approximations for Diffusion Processes.- The White Noise Limit.- Beyond the White Noise Limit.- Levy Processes and Financial Applications.- Master Equations and Jump Processes.- The Poisson Representation.- Spatially Distributed Systems.- Bistability, Metastability, and Escape Problems.- Simulation of Stochastic Differential Equations.
From the reviews of the fourth edition:"This is the fourth edition of a textbook intended for everyone interested in practising stochastic processes. ... this fourth one is 'thoroughly revised and augmented, and has been completely reset. ... this new edition is designed to cater better for the wider readership as well as to those [he] originally had in mind'. ... The bibliography is well presented, with a list of the references cited in each chapter, a commented global bibliography and an author index." (Yves Elskens, Belgian Physical Society Magazine, Issue 2, 2012)