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Then u∗ (·) is optimal for initial data (t, x) and W (t, x) = V (t, x). Here τ ∗ is the exit time of (s, x∗ (s)) from Q. 1. 8) the integral is now from t to the exit time τ , and W (τ, x(τ )) is on the left side. 6). 20). 1. 2. 2 shows that it suffices in this case to assume W ∈ C 1 (Q) ∩ C(Q) rather than W ∈ C 1 (Q). 3. 1 we constructed an admissible control by using the value function. 21) v ∗ (t, x) = arg min [f (t, x, v) · Dx W (t, x) + L(t, x, v)] . 7′ ) as u∗ (s) ∈ v ∗ (s, x∗ (s)). 22) x˙ ∗ (s) ∈ F ∗ (s, x∗ (s)), s ∈ [t, τ ∗ ].

Then (a) W (x) ≤ V (x) for all x ∈ O. 15) I. Deterministic Optimal Control L(x∗ (s), u∗ (s)) + f (x∗ (x), u∗ (s)) · DW (x∗ (s)) = −H(x∗ (s), DW (x∗ (s)) for almost every s ∈ [0, τ ∗ ) and W (x∗ (τ ∗ )) = g(x∗ (τ ∗ )) provided τ ∗ < ∞. Then u∗ (·) is optimal for initial data x and W (x) = V (x). 1. 1. Those results concern stochastic control problems. 5). 14). l. 16) sup{f (x, v) · x : x ∈ O, v ∈ U } < ∞, and that |W (x)| ≤ C(1 + |x|m ) for some constants C, m. 14) holds. Proof. 17) d (|x(s)|2 ) = 2f (x(s), u(s)) · x(s) ds for any control u(·).

2c,e) if |v| ≤ R then |L(t, x, v)| ≤ c1 + C(R)R. 2d) there exists N1 such that |Lx (s, y, v)| ≤ N1 whenever |v| ≤ R1 . For any control u(·) ∈ UR1 , let s x(s) = x + u(r)dr, t J(t, x; u) − J(t, x′ ; u) = t1 t x′ (s) = x′ − x + x(s). [L(s, x(s), u(s)) − L(s, x′ (s), u(s))]ds, |J(t, x; u) − J(t, x′ ; u)| ≤ sup |Lx | · sup |x(s) − x′ (s)|(t1 − t) |v|≤R1 [t,t1 ] ≤ N1 |x − x′ |(t1 − t). 11) |V (t, x) − V (t, x′ )| ≤ N1 |x − x′ |(t1 − t). We may suppose that t′ > t. Let x∗ (·) minimize J for initial data (t, x).