## The Annals of Probability

### Radial Part of Brownian Motion on a Riemannian Manifold

#### Abstract

Let $\rho_t$ be the radial part of a Brownian motion in an $n$-dimensional Riemannian manifold $M$ starting at $x$ and let $T = T_\varepsilon$ be the first time $t$ when $\rho_t = \varepsilon$. We show that $E\lbrack \rho^2_{t\wedge T} \rbrack = nt - (1/6)S(x)t^2 + \sigma(t^2)$, as $t \downarrow 0$, where $S(x)$ is the scalar curvature. The same formula holds for $E\lbrack\rho^2_t\rbrack$ under some boundedness condition on $M$.

#### Article information

Source
Ann. Probab., Volume 23, Number 1 (1995), 173-177.

Dates
First available in Project Euclid: 19 April 2007

https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.aop/1176988382

Digital Object Identifier
doi:10.1214/aop/1176988382

Mathematical Reviews number (MathSciNet)
MR1330766

Zentralblatt MATH identifier
0834.58038

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