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Stochastic Modeling

Authors: Lanchier, Nicolas

  • Contains 175 exercises including research-oriented problems about special stochastic processes not covered in traditional textbooks
  • Includes detailed simulation programs of the main models
  • Covers topics not typically included in traditional textbooks, allowing for readers to learn quickly on many topics, including research-oriented topics
  • Includes a timeline with the main contributors since the origin of probability theory until today
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About this Textbook

Three coherent parts form the material covered in this text, portions of which have not been widely covered in traditional textbooks. In this coverage the reader is quickly introduced to several different topics enriched with 175 exercises which focus on real-world problems. Exercises range from the classics of probability theory to more exotic research-oriented problems based on numerical simulations. Intended for graduate students in mathematics and applied sciences, the text provides the tools and training needed to write and use programs for research purposes.

The first part of the text begins with a brief review of measure theory and revisits the main concepts of probability theory, from random variables to the standard limit theorems. The second part covers traditional material on stochastic processes, including martingales, discrete-time Markov chains, Poisson processes, and continuous-time Markov chains. The theory developed is illustrated by a variety of examples surrounding applications such as the gambler’s ruin chain, branching processes, symmetric random walks, and queueing systems. The third, more research-oriented part of the text, discusses special stochastic processes of interest in physics, biology, and sociology. Additional emphasis is placed on minimal models that have been used historically to develop new mathematical techniques in the field of stochastic processes: the logistic growth process, the Wright –Fisher model, Kingman’s coalescent, percolation models, the contact process, and the voter model. Further treatment of the material explains how these special processes are connected to each other from a modeling perspective as well as their simulation capabilities in C and Matlab™.

About the authors

Nicolas Lanchier is Associate Professor at Arizona State University, School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences.  His research interests include mathematical models introduced in the life and social sciences literature that describe inherently spatial phenomena of interacting populations consist of systems of ordinary differential equations.  

Reviews

“There is a wide spectrum of topics discussed in this book. … It is also interesting to find several classical examples with all details. … The text is so carefully written and checked, that I was unable to find a single typo. The book can be strongly recommended to those students and teachers who want to be in line with modern probability theory and its diverse applications.” (Jordan M. Stoyanov, zbMATH 1360.60002, 2017)


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eBook $59.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-50038-6
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Softcover $79.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-50037-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Stochastic Modeling
Authors
Series Title
Universitext
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-50038-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-50038-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-50037-9
Series ISSN
0172-5939
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 303
Number of Illustrations and Tables
57 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour
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