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Topics in Contemporary Probability and Its Applications : Probability and Stochastics - J. Laurie Snell

Topics in Contemporary Probability and Its Applications

Probability and Stochastics

Hardcover Published: 18th April 1995
ISBN: 9780849380730
Number Of Pages: 400

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Probability theory has grown from a modest study of simple games of change to a subject with application in almost every branch of knowledge and science. In this exciting book, a number of distinguished probabilists discuss their current work and applications in an easily understood manner. Chapters show that new directions in probability have been suggested by the application of probability to other fields and other disciplines of mathematics. The study of polymer chains in chemistry led to the study of self-avoiding random walks; the study of the Ising model in physics and models for epidemics in biology led to the study of the probability theory of interacting particle systems. The stochastic calculus has allowed probabilists to solve problems in classical analysis, in theory of investment, and in engineering. The mathematical formulation of game theory has led to new insights into decisions under uncertainty. These new developments in probability are vividly illustrated throughout the book.

Uniform Random Spanning Treesp. 1
Random Walks: Simple and Self-Avoidingp. 55
Some Connections Between Brownian Motion and Analysis Via Stochastic Calculusp. 75
Can You Feel the Shape of a Manifold With Brownian Motion?p. 89
Some New Games For Your Computerp. 103
Cellular Automata With Errors: Problems For Students of Probabilityp. 117
Metropolis-Type Monte Carlo Simulation Algorithms and Simulated Annealingp. 159
Random Graphs in Ecologyp. 233
How Many Times Should You Shuffle a Deck of Cards?p. 261
Stochastic Games and Operatorsp. 291
"Decisions, Decisions": The Bandit Model For Decision Processes, Optimal Strategy, and Computer Implementationp. 321
Three Bewitching Paradoxesp. 355
Indexp. 371
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ISBN: 9780849380730
ISBN-10: 0849380731
Series: Probability and Stochastics
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 18th April 1995
Publisher: CRC PR INC
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 26.42 x 18.57  x 2.62
Weight (kg): 0.92
Edition Number: 1

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