## Introduction to Stochastic ProcessesMarkov chains; Stationary distributions of a markov chain; Markov pure jump processes; Second order processes; Continuity, integration, and differentiation of second order processes; Stochastic differential equations, estimation theory, and spectral distribution. |

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Markov Chains | 1 |

4 2 Transition matrix | 16 |

Stationary Distributions of a Markov Chain | 47 |

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