Preserving asymptotic mean-square stability of stochastic theta scheme for systems of stochastic delay differential equations

Document Type : Research Paper


Faculty of Mathematical Sciences, University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran.


This article examines asymptotic mean-square stability analysis of stochastic linear theta (SLT) scheme for n-dimensional stochastic delay differential equations (SDDEs). We impose some conditions on drift and diffusion terms, which admit that the diffusion coefficient can be highly nonlinear and does not necessarily satisfy a linear growth or global Lipschitz condition. We prove that the proposed scheme is asymptotically mean square stable if the employed stepsize is smaller than a given and easily computable upper bound. In particular, based on our investigation in the case θ ∈[ 1/2 , 1], the stepsize is arbitrary. Eventually, numerical examples are given to demonstrate the effectiveness of our work.