TY - BOOK

T1 - Elementary applications of probability theory

T2 - With an introduction to stochastic differential equations, second edition

AU - Tuckwell, Henry C.

N1 - Publisher Copyright:
© 1988, 1995 Henry C. Tuckwell.

PY - 2018/1/1

Y1 - 2018/1/1

N2 - This book provides a clear and straightforward introduction to applications of probability theory with examples given in the biological sciences and engineering. The first chapter contains a summary of basic probability theory. Chapters two to five deal with random variables and their applications. Topics covered include geometric probability, estimation of animal and plant populations, reliability theory and computer simulation. Chapter six contains a lucid account of the convergence of sequences of random variables, with emphasis on the central limit theorem and the weak law of numbers. The next four chapters introduce random processes, including random walks and Markov chains illustrated by examples in population genetics and population growth. This edition also includes two chapters which introduce, in a manifestly readable fashion, the topic of stochastic differential equations and their applications.

AB - This book provides a clear and straightforward introduction to applications of probability theory with examples given in the biological sciences and engineering. The first chapter contains a summary of basic probability theory. Chapters two to five deal with random variables and their applications. Topics covered include geometric probability, estimation of animal and plant populations, reliability theory and computer simulation. Chapter six contains a lucid account of the convergence of sequences of random variables, with emphasis on the central limit theorem and the weak law of numbers. The next four chapters introduce random processes, including random walks and Markov chains illustrated by examples in population genetics and population growth. This edition also includes two chapters which introduce, in a manifestly readable fashion, the topic of stochastic differential equations and their applications.

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U2 - 10.1201/9780203758564

DO - 10.1201/9780203758564

M3 - Book

SN - 0412576201

SN - 9780412576201

BT - Elementary applications of probability theory

PB - CRC Press

ER -