Description : This clear presentation of themost fundamental models ofrandom phenomena employsmethods that recognize computerrelatedaspects of theory. Topicsinclude probability spaces andrandom variables, expectationsand independence, Bernoulliprocesses and sums of independentrandom variables, Poisson processes, Markov chainsand processes, and renewal theory. Assuming only a backgroundin calculus, this outstanding text includes an introductionto basic stochastic processes.Reprint of the Prentice-Hall Publishers, Englewood Cliffs,New Jersey, 1975 edition.
Description : Random sequences; Processes in continuous time; Miscellaneous statistical applications; Limiting stochastic operations; Stationary processes; Prediction and communication theory; The statistical analysis of stochastic processes; Correlation analysis of time-series.
Description : This book introduces the theory of stochastic processes with applications taken from physics and finance. Fundamental concepts like the random walk or Brownian motion but also Levy-stable distributions are discussed. Applications are selected to show the interdisciplinary character of the concepts and methods. In the second edition of the book a discussion of extreme events ranging from their mathematical definition to their importance for financial crashes was included. The exposition of basic notions of probability theory and the Brownian motion problem as well as the relation between conservative diffusion processes and quantum mechanics is expanded. The second edition also enlarges the treatment of financial markets. Beyond a presentation of geometric Brownian motion and the Black-Scholes approach to option pricing as well as the econophysics analysis of the stylized facts of financial markets, an introduction to agent based modeling approaches is given.
Description : Aims At The Level Between That Of Elementary Probability Texts And Advanced Works On Stochastic Processes. The Pre-Requisites Are A Course On Elementary Probability Theory And Statistics, And A Course On Advanced Calculus. The Theoretical Results Developed Have Been Followed By A Large Number Of Illustrative Examples. These Have Been Supplemented By Numerous Exercises, Answers To Most Of Which Are Also Given. It Will Suit As A Text For Advanced Undergraduate, Postgraduate And Research Level Course In Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Operations Research, Computer Science, Different Branches Of Engineering, Telecommunications, Business And Management, Economics, Life Sciences And So On. A Review Of The Book In American Mathematical Monthly (December 82) Gives This Book Special Positive Emphasis As A Textbook As Follows: 'Of The Dozen Or More Texts Published In The Last Five Years Aimed At The Students With A Background Of A First Course In Probability And Statistics But Not Yet To Measure Theory, This Is The Clear Choice. An Extremely Well Organized, Lucidly Written Text With Numerous Problems, Examples And Reference T* (With T* Where T Denotes Textbook And * Denotes Special Positive Emphasis). The Current Enlarged And Revised Edition, While Retaining The Structure And Adhering To The Objective As Well As Philosophy Of The Earlier Edition, Removes The Deficiencies, Updates The Material And The References And Aims At A Border Perspective With Substantial Additions And Wider Coverage.
Description : Most introductory textbooks on stochastic processes which cover standard topics such as Poisson process, Brownian motion, renewal theory and random walks deal inadequately with their applications. Written in a simple and accessible manner, this book addresses that inadequacy and provides guidelines and tools to study the applications. The coverage includes research developments in Markov property, martingales, regenerative phenomena and Tauberian theorems, and covers measure theory at an elementary level.
Description : Stochastic processes are necessary ingredients for building models of a wide variety of phenomena exhibiting time varying randomness. This text offers easy access to this fundamental topic for many students of applied sciences at many levels. It includes examples, exercises, applications, and computational procedures. It is uniquely useful for beginners and non-beginners in the field. No knowledge of measure theory is presumed.
Description : Market_Desc: · Statisticians· Engineers· Computer Scientists· Senior/Graduate Level Students· Professors of Stochastics Processes Special Features: · Focuses on the application of stochastic process with emphasis on queuing networks and reversibility. · Describes processes from a probabilistic instead of an analytical point of view. About The Book: The book provides a non measure theoretic introduction to stochastic processes, probabilistic intuition and insight in thinking about problems. This revised edition contains additional material on compound Poisson random variables including an identity which can be used to efficiently compute moments, Poisson approximations; and coverage of the mean time spent in transient states as well as examples relating to the Gibb's sampler, the Metropolis algorithm and mean cover time in star graphs.
Description : Originally published: San Francisco: Holden-Day, Inc., 1962; an unabridged republication of the third (1967) printing.
Description : Emphasizing fundamental mathematical ideas rather than proofs, Introduction to Stochastic Processes, Second Edition provides quick access to important foundations of probability theory applicable to problems in many fields. Assuming that you have a reasonable level of computer literacy, the ability to write simple programs, and the access to software for linear algebra computations, the author approaches the problems and theorems with a focus on stochastic processes evolving with time, rather than a particular emphasis on measure theory. For those lacking in exposure to linear differential and difference equations, the author begins with a brief introduction to these concepts. He proceeds to discuss Markov chains, optimal stopping, martingales, and Brownian motion. The book concludes with a chapter on stochastic integration. The author supplies many basic, general examples and provides exercises at the end of each chapter. New to the Second Edition: Expanded chapter on stochastic integration that introduces modern mathematical finance Introduction of Girsanov transformation and the Feynman-Kac formula Expanded discussion of Itô's formula and the Black-Scholes formula for pricing options New topics such as Doob's maximal inequality and a discussion on self similarity in the chapter on Brownian motion Applicable to the fields of mathematics, statistics, and engineering as well as computer science, economics, business, biological science, psychology, and engineering, this concise introduction is an excellent resource both for students and professionals.