Math 180C
Introduction to Probability, III

Spring 2001

The introduction to stochastic processes begun in Math 180B continues in Math 180C with the study of Markov chains in continuous time and renewal processes. These topics generalize the notion of Poisson process in two different ways. Time permitting, we will take up some topics in the theory of queues (waiting lines) as an application of the preceding material.

The required text for Math 180C is An Introduction to Stochastic Modeling(Third Edition) by H. M. Taylor and S. Karlin. I plan to discuss most of the material contained in chapters VI and VII of the text, with selected topics from chapter IX.

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April 5, 2001