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This book provides an undergraduate introduction to discrete and continuous-time Markov chains and their applications. The explanation is detailed and clear. The E-mail message field is required. Contents: Probability Background -- Gambling Problems -- Random Walks -- Discrete-Time Markov Chains -- First Step Analysis -- Classification of States -- Long-Run Behavior of Markov Chains -- Branching Processes -- Continuous-Time Markov Chains -- Discrete-Time Martingales -- Spatial Poisson Processes -- Reliability Theory. Two major examples gambling processes and random walks are treated in detail from the beginning, before the general theory itself is presented in the subsequent chapters.

You won't find many applications to areas not closely related to Markov chains. He has authored the book, Stochastic Analysis in Discrete and Continuous Settings: With Normal Martingales, Lecture Notes in Mathematics, Springer, 2009 and was a co-editor for the book, Stochastic Analysis with Financial Applications, Progress in Probability, Vol. The manuscript has been developed over the years from his courses on Stochastic Processes. It also discusses classical topics such as recurrence and transience, stationary and limiting distributions, as well as branching processes. Classical topics such as recurrence and transience, stationary and limiting distributions, as well as branching processes, are also covered.

It also provides an introduction to discrete-time martingales and their relation to ruin probabilities and mean exit times, together with a chapter on spatial Poisson processes. Series Title: Responsibility: Nicolas Privault. The concepts presented are illustrated by examples and by 72 exercises and their complete solutions. Understanding Markov Chains by Nicolas Privault is an attractive book. Perhaps the author uses LaTeX particularly well. It first examines in detail two important examples gambling processes and random walks before presenting the general theory itself in the subsequent chapters.

It also provides an introduction to discrete-time martingales and their relation to ruin probabilities and mean exit times, together with a chapter on spatial Poisson processes. It is completed by almost a hundred pages of solutions of exercises. A large focus is placed on the first step analysis technique and its applications to average hitting times and ruin probabilities. The usual Markov chain topics are here. A large focus is placed on the first step analysis technique and its applications to average hitting times and ruin probabilities.

An introduction to discrete-time martingales and their relation to ruin probabilities and mean exit times is also provided, and the book includes a chapter on spatial Poisson processes with some recent results on moment identities and deviation inequalities for Poisson stochastic integrals. The concepts presented are illustrated by examples and by 72 exercises and their complete solutions. Two major examples gambling processes and random walks are treated in detail from the beginning, before the general theory itself is presented in the subsequent chapters. He has authored the book, Stochastic Analysis in Discrete and Continuous Settings: With Normal Martingales, Lecture Notes in Mathematics, Springer, 2009 and was a co-editor for the book, Stochastic Analysis with Financial Applications, Progress in Probability, Vol. An introduction to discrete-time martingales and their relation to ruin probabilities and mean exit times is also provided, and the book includes a chapter on spatial Poisson processes with some recent results on moment identities and deviation inequalities for Poisson stochastic integrals. This book provides an undergraduate introduction to discrete and continuous-time Markov chains and their applications.

This book provides an undergraduate-level introduction to discrete and continuous-time Markov chains and their applications, with a particular focus on the first step analysis technique and its applications to average hitting times and ruin probabilities. The concepts presented are illustrated by examples and by 72 exercises and their complete solutions. Introduction 1 Probability Background 1. The paper is slightly cream-colored and the figures are well done. Even the solutions to the exercises, where some authors are wont to skimp on presentation quality, are well done. It also discusses classical topics such as recurrence and transience, stationary and limiting distributions, as well as branching processes.

An introduction to discrete-time martingales and their relation to ruin probabilities and mean exit times is also provided, and the book includes a chapter on spatial Poisson processes with some recent results on moment identities and deviation inequalities for Poisson stochastic integrals. Often the reader is guided through the less trivial concepts by means of appropriate examples and additional comments, including diagrams and graphs. It first examines in detail two important examples gambling processes and random walks before presenting the general theory itself in the subsequent chapters. There is some narrative arc, though I wish the book had included more text explaining how the subject of Markov chains adheres together. Aside from these two Springer titles, he has authored several others.

Two major examples gambling processes and random walks are treated in detail from the beginning, before the general theory itself is presented in the subsequent chapters. A large focus is placed on the first step analysis technique and its applications to average hitting times and ruin probabilities. It includes more than 70 exercises, along with complete solutions, that help illustrate and present all concepts. Often the reader is guided through the less trivial concepts by means of appropriate examples and additional comments, including diagrams and graphs. It also provides an introduction to discrete-time martingales and their relation to ruin probabilities and mean exit times, together with a chapter on spatial Poisson processes. The concepts presented are illustrated by examples, 138 exercises and 9 problems with their solutions. Discrete chains are emphasized, though there is some material on continuous chains.

The concepts presented are illustrated by examples, 138 exercises and 9 problems with their solutions. Cook is an independent consultant and blogs at. Classical topics such as recurrence and transience, stationary and limiting distributions, as well as branching processes, are also covered. This book provides an undergraduate introduction to discrete and continuous-time Markov chains and their applications. It first examines in detail two important examples gambling processes and random walks before presenting the general theory itself in the subsequent chapters. Classical topics such as recurrence and transience, stationary and limiting distributions, as well as branching processes, ar This book provides an undergraduate introduction to discrete and continuous-time Markov chains and their applications. An introduction to discrete-time martingales and their relation to ruin probabilities and mean exit times is also provided, and the book includes a chapter on spatial Poisson processes with some recent results on moment identities and deviation inequalities for Poisson stochastic integrals.