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This textbook on applied probability is intended for graduate students in applied mathematics, biostatistics, computational biology, computer science, physics, and statistics. It presupposes knowledge of multivariate calculus, linear algebra, ordinary differential equations, and elementary probability theory. Given these prerequisites, Applied Probability presents a unique blend of theory and applications, with special emphasis on mathematical modeling, computational techniques, and examples from the biological sciences. Chapter 1 reviews elementary probability and provides a brief survey of relevant results from measure theory. Chapter 2 is an extended essay on calculating expectations. Chapter 3 deals with probabilistic applications of convexity, inequalities, and optimization theory. Chapters 4 and 5 touch on combinatorics and combinatorial optimization. Chapters 6 through 11 present core material on stochastic processes. If supplemented with appropriate sections from Chapters 1 and 2, there is sufficient material here for a traditional semester-long course in stochastic processes covering the basics of Poisson processes, Markov chains, branching processes, martingales, and diffusion processes. Finally, Chapters 12 and 13 develop the Chen-Stein method of Poisson approximation and connections between probability and number theory. Kenneth Lange is Professor of Biomathematics and Human Genetics and Chair of the Department of Human Genetics at the UCLA School of Medicine. He has held appointments at the University of New Hampshire, MIT, Harvard, and the University of Michigan. While at the University of Michigan, he was the Pharmacia & Upjohn Foundation Professor of Biostatistics.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [285]-294) and index.

Table of Contents

Basic Notions of Probability Theory.- Calculation of Expectations.- Convexity, Optimization, and Inequalities.- Combinatorics.- Combinatorial Optimization.- Poisson Processes.- Discrete-Time Markov Chains.- Continuous-Time Markov Chains.- Branching Processes.- Martingales.- Diffusion Processes.- Poisson Approximation.- Number Theory.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780387004259
Author:
Lange, Kenneth
Publisher:
Springer
Location:
New York
Subject:
Probability
Subject:
Probabilities
Subject:
Stochastic processes
Subject:
Probability & Statistics - General
Subject:
Mathematics | Probability and Statistics
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
2003. Corr. 2nd
Series:
Springer Texts in Statistics
Series Volume:
107-261
Publication Date:
April 2003
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
300
Dimensions:
9.48x6.40x.80 in. 1.31 lbs.

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