Probability and statistics by example: II Markov chains: A primer in random processes and their applications

Yuri Suhov, Mark Kelbert

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Probability and Statistics are as much about intuition and problem solving as they are about theorem proving. Because of this, students can find it very difficult to make a successful transition from lectures to examinations to practice, since the problems involved can vary so much in nature. Since the subject is critical in many modern applications such as mathematical finance, quantitative management, telecommunications, signal processing, bioinformatics, as well as traditional ones such as insurance, social science and engineering, the authors have rectified deficiencies in traditional lecture-based methods by collecting together a wealth of exercises with complete solutions, adapted to needs and skills of students. Following on from the success of Probability and Statistics by Example: Basic Probability and Statistics, the authors here concentrate on random processes, particularly Markov processes, emphasizing models rather than general constructions. Basic mathematical facts are supplied as and when they are needed and historical information is sprinkled throughout.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages487
ISBN (Electronic)9780511813641
ISBN (Print)9780521847674
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Mathematics


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