Adventures in Stochastic Processes

3.64 avg rating
( 14 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780817635916: Adventures in Stochastic Processes
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Stochastic processes are necessary ingredients for building models of a wide variety of phenomena exhibiting time varying randomness. This text offers easy access to this fundamental topic for many students of applied sciences at many levels. It includes examples, exercises, applications, and computational procedures. It is uniquely useful for beginners and non-beginners in the field. No knowledge of measure theory is presumed.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Back Cover:

Stochastic processes are necessary ingredients for building models of a wide variety of phenomena exhibiting time varying randomness. In a lively and imaginative presentation, studded with examples, exercises, and applications, and supported by inclusion of computational procedures, the author has created a textbook that provides easy access to this fundamental topic for many students of applied sciences at many levels. With its carefully modularized discussion and crystal clear differentiation between rigorous proof and plausibility argument, it is accessible to beginners but flexible enough to serve as well those who come to the course with strong backgrounds. The prerequisite background for reading the book is a graduate level pre-measure theoretic probability course. No knowledge of measure theory is presumed and advanced notions of conditioning are scrupulously avoided until the later chapters of the book.

The book can be used for either a one or two semester course as given in departments of mathematics, statistics, operation research, business and management, or a number of engineering departments. Its approach to exercises and applications is practical and serious. Some underlying principles of complex problems and computations are cleanly and quickly delineated through rich vignettes of whimsically imagined Happy Harry and his Optima Street gang’s adventures in a world whose randomness is a never-ending source of both wonder and scientific insight.

The tools of applied probability---discrete spaces, Markov chains, renewal theory, point processes, branching processes, random walks, Brownian motion---are presented to the reader in illuminating discussion. Applications include such topics as queuing, storage, risk analysis, genetics, inventory, choice, economics, sociology, and other. Because of the conviction that analysts who build models should know how to build them for each class of process studied, the author has included such constructions.

Review:

"Definitely the best textbook for a second course in probability now available. Written with excruciating lucidity, and with an excellent choice of exercises."   ―Gian-Carlo Rota, The Bulletin of Mathematics Books

"In summary, Resnick has succeeded [in writing] a very fine textbook which will become popular among students as well as among professors preparing an introductory course on stochastic processes."   ―Internationale Mathematische Nachrichten

"A splendid book to bring home the value and importance of stochastic processes. Highly recommended."   ―Choice

"There are so many good introductory texts on [stochastic processes] that one can hardly hope to write a better or more attractive one. This book, however, convinced the reviewer that it very likely that the Adventures will beocme a widely used, popular first year graduate text on stochastic processes. The book is flexible, the motivations of deep theories are clear, the examples and exercises are interesting." ---Zentralblatt MATH

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 84.99
US$ 33.00

Convert Currency

Shipping: US$ 7.90
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Add to Basket

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9781461267386: Adventures in Stochastic Processes

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  1461267382 ISBN 13:  9781461267386
Publisher: Birkhäuser, 2013
Softcover

9780637635912: Adventures in Stochastic Processes

Birkhä..., 2002
Softcover

9783764335915: Adventures in Stochastic Processes

Birkha..., 1992
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Sidney I. Resnick (author)
Published by Birkhäuser Boston 1992-01-01, Boston (1992)
ISBN 10: 0817635912 ISBN 13: 9780817635916
New Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Birkhäuser Boston 1992-01-01, Boston, 1992. hardback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 9780817635916

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 33.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.90
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Resnick, Sidney
Published by Birkhäuser (2016)
ISBN 10: 0817635912 ISBN 13: 9780817635916
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Birkhäuser, 2016. Paperback. Condition: New. PRINT ON DEMAND Book; New; Publication Year 2016; Not Signed; Fast Shipping from the UK. No. book. Seller Inventory # ria9780817635916_lsuk

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 65.49
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.08
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Sidney I. Resnick
ISBN 10: 0817635912 ISBN 13: 9780817635916
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Speedy Hen LLC
(Sunrise, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # ST0817635912. Seller Inventory # ST0817635912

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 71.50
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Resnick, Sidney I.
Published by Birkhäuser
ISBN 10: 0817635912 ISBN 13: 9780817635916
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Birkhäuser. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0817635912 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.0416441

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 68.75
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Sidney I. Resnick
Published by BIRKHAUSER BOSTON INC, United States (1992)
ISBN 10: 0817635912 ISBN 13: 9780817635916
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description BIRKHAUSER BOSTON INC, United States, 1992. Hardback. Condition: New. 2002 ed.. Language: English . Brand New Book. Stochastic processes are necessary ingredients for building models of a wide variety of phenomena exhibiting time varying randomness. This text offers easy access to this fundamental topic for many students of applied sciences at many levels. It includes examples, exercises, applications, and computational procedures. It is uniquely useful for beginners and non-beginners in the field. No knowledge of measure theory is presumed. Seller Inventory # AAZ9780817635916

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 74.06
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Sidney I. Resnick
Published by Birkhäuser (1992)
ISBN 10: 0817635912 ISBN 13: 9780817635916
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Birkhäuser, 1992. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1992. Seller Inventory # DADAX0817635912

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 70.62
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Sidney I. Resnick
Published by BIRKHAUSER BOSTON INC, United States (1992)
ISBN 10: 0817635912 ISBN 13: 9780817635916
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description BIRKHAUSER BOSTON INC, United States, 1992. Hardback. Condition: New. 2002 ed.. Language: English . Brand New Book. Stochastic processes are necessary ingredients for building models of a wide variety of phenomena exhibiting time varying randomness. This text offers easy access to this fundamental topic for many students of applied sciences at many levels. It includes examples, exercises, applications, and computational procedures. It is uniquely useful for beginners and non-beginners in the field. No knowledge of measure theory is presumed. Seller Inventory # AAZ9780817635916

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 75.65
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Sidney I. Resnick
Published by Birkhauser Boston Inc
ISBN 10: 0817635912 ISBN 13: 9780817635916
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Birkhauser Boston Inc. Hardback. Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Seller Inventory # B9780817635916

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 69.29
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.14
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Resnick, Sidney I.
Published by Birkhäuser
ISBN 10: 0817635912 ISBN 13: 9780817635916
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
WFL
(Holtsville, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Birkhäuser. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0817635912 Brand New ,Original Book , Direct from Source , Express 6-8 business days worldwide delivery. Seller Inventory # DG#IJ94284

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 74.89
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.90
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Sidney I. Resnick
Published by Birkhauser Boston Inc (1992)
ISBN 10: 0817635912 ISBN 13: 9780817635916
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Birkhauser Boston Inc, 1992. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IQ-9780817635916

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 76.73
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book