Applied Semi-Markov Processes, 1st Edition by Jacques Janssen, Raimondo Manca (auth.)

By Jacques Janssen, Raimondo Manca (auth.)

Applied Semi-Markov techniques aims to offer to the reader the instruments essential to observe semi-Markov techniques in real-life difficulties. The booklet is self-contained and, ranging from a low point of likelihood techniques, progressively brings the reader to a deep wisdom of semi-Markov procedures. The e-book offers homogeneous and non-homogeneous semi-Markov approaches, in addition to Markov and semi-Markov rewards strategies. those innovations are primary for lots of purposes, yet they aren't as completely offered in different books at the topic as they're right here.


This e-book is meant for graduate scholars and researchers in arithmetic, operations learn and engineering; it could possibly additionally entice actuaries and fiscal managers, and someone drawn to its functions for banks, mechanical industries for reliability points, and insurance firms.

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