Random Processes: A First Look, Second Edition,

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CRC Press, Dec 22, 1988 - Mathematics - 448 pages
This book develops appreciation of the ingenuity involved in the mathematical treatment of random phenomena, and of the power of the mathematical methods employed in the solution of applied problems. It is intended to students interested in applications of probability to their disciplines.
 

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Contents

Easy Life and Good Times
1
Probability
2
Life Times
9
Prolongation of Life Times
22
Bus Problem
29
Combinations of Life Times
34
Extreme Life Times
45
Great Expectations
51
Accidents Just Happen
157
Problems
165
TO Renew or Not to Renew
187
Renewals
188
Renewal Equation
195
Jumping Rabbit
206
Problems
214
Markovian Dance
231

Double Scotch
67
How Normal Is Normal?
75
When in Doubt Approximate
85
Problems
91
Be Discreet with Discrete
131
Bernoulli Trials
132
Applications of Binomial
141
Geometric Waiting Time
146
Poisson Distribution
152
Poisson Input
233
It Is Easy to Learn
241
OnOff Transitions
248
Queueing
256
Inference from Interference
341
Appendix A Formulae
393
Appendix B Tables
399
Suggestions for Further Reading
405
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