An Introduction to Stochastic Modeling

An Introduction to Stochastic Modeling

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Serving as the foundation for a one-semester course in stochastic processes for students familiar with elementary probability theory and calculus, Introduction to Stochastic Modeling, Third Edition, bridges the gap between basic probability and an intermediate level course in stochastic processes. The objectives of the text are to introduce students to the standard concepts and methods of stochastic modeling, to illustrate the rich diversity of applications of stochastic processes in the applied sciences, and to provide exercises in the application of simple stochastic analysis to realistic problems.
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  • Hardback | 631 pages
  • 157.48 x 226.06 x 35.56mm | 952.54g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • 54 b&w illustrations
  • 0126848874
  • 9780126848878
  • 1,171,081

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PRAISE FOR THE SECOND EDITION "This book is a valuable resource for anyone studying combustion processes."--David L. Liscinsky, United Technologist Research Center, in AIAA JOURNAL

"This is an excellent text-book....The narrative is clear, careful and detailed but, at the same time, designed to draw (not to bore) the reader in. The main strengths, in my opinion, are the wealth of convincing applications, which are discussed at some, but not too much length after each bit of theoretical development, and the large number of exercises given at the ends of sections, not just at the ends of chapters."--Martin Crowder, University of Surrey, Guildford, in THE STATISTICIAN
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About Samuel Karlin

Howard E. Taylor is a research chemist with the National Research Program, Water Resources Division, U.S. Geological Survey located in Boulder, Colorado. Dr. Taylor has played a major role over the past 25 years in the development of plasma spectrometric techniques in analytical chemistry, as reflected in his more than 150 technical publications and the presentation of numerous papers at national and international technical meetings. He has served as faculty affiliate at Colorado State University and has taught American Chemical Society Short Courses for more than 15 years.
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Table of contents

Conditional Probability and Conditional Expectation
Markov Chains: Introduction
The Long Run Behavior of Markov Chains
Poisson Processes
Continuous Time Markov Chains
Renewal Phenomena
Brownian Motion and Related Processes
Queueing Systems
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PRAISE FOR THE SECOND EDITION
"This book is a valuable resource for anyone studying combustion processes."
--David L. Liscinsky, United Technologist Research Center, in AIAA JOURNAL
"This is an excellent text-book....The narrative is clear, careful and detailed but, at the same time, designed to draw (not to bore) the reader in. The main strengths, in my opinion, are the wealth of convincing applications, which are discussed at some, but not too much length after each bit of theoretical development, and the large number of exercises given at the ends of sections, not just at the ends of chapters."
--Martin Crowder, University of Surrey, Guildford, in THE STATISTICIAN
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