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Finite Markov Processes and Their Applications

Marius Iosifescu
Publisher: 
Dover Publications
Publication Date: 
2007
Number of Pages: 
295
Format: 
Paperback
Price: 
17.95
ISBN: 
9780486458694
Category: 
Textbook
[Reviewed by
Fernando Q. Gouvêa
, on
09/29/2007
]

This is a Dover reprint of a book first published by Wiley in 1980. Theodore A. Vessey wrote a Telegraphic Review for the June 1981 issue of the American Mathematical Monthly:

A revised and expanded version of the 1977 edition (in Romanian). An essentially complete treatment of finite Markov chains at a level accessible to a novice in the field. An unusual feature is the treatment of inhomogeneous chains, which are currently of growing interest and importance. An extensive bibliography, emphasizing Romanian contributors to Markov processes.

The Dover edition includes four pages of errata.


Fernando Q. Gouvêa is the editor of MAA Reviews.

Errata

Introduction

1. Elements of Probability Theory and Linear Algebra

2. Fundamental Concepts in Homogeneous Markov Chain Theory

3. Absorbing Markov Chains

4. Ergodic Markov Chains

5. General Properties of Markov Chains

6. Applications of Markov Chains in Psychhology and Genetics

7. Nonhomogeneous Markov Chains

8. Markov Processes

Historical Notes

Bibliography

List of Symbols

Subject Index

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