Essentials of Stochastic Processes

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ISBN: 9783319456140
Release Date: 2016-11-07
Number of pages: 275
Author: Richard Durrett
Publisher: Springer

Download and read online Essentials of Stochastic Processes in PDF and EPUB Building upon the previous editions, this textbook is a first course in stochastic processes taken by undergraduate and graduate students (MS and PhD students from math, statistics, economics, computer science, engineering, and finance departments) who have had a course in probability theory. It covers Markov chains in discrete and continuous time, Poisson processes, renewal processes, martingales, and option pricing. One can only learn a subject by seeing it in action, so there are a large number of examples and more than 300 carefully chosen exercises to deepen the reader’s understanding. Drawing from teaching experience and student feedback, there are many new examples and problems with solutions that use TI-83 to eliminate the tedious details of solving linear equations by hand, and the collection of exercises is much improved, with many more biological examples. Originally included in previous editions, material too advanced for this first course in stochastic processes has been eliminated while treatment of other topics useful for applications has been expanded. In addition, the ordering of topics has been improved; for example, the difficult subject of martingales is delayed until its usefulness can be applied in the treatment of mathematical finance.


Essentials of Stochastic Processes

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ISBN: 9781461436157
Release Date: 2012-05-19
Number of pages: 266
Author: Richard Durrett
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Download and read online Essentials of Stochastic Processes in PDF and EPUB This book is for a first course in stochastic processes taken by undergraduates or master’s students who have had a course in probability theory. It covers Markov chains in discrete and continuous time, Poisson processes, renewal processes, martingales, and mathematical finance. One can only learn a subject by seeing it in action, so there are a large number of examples and more than 300 carefully chosen exercises to deepen the reader’s understanding The book has undergone a thorough revision since the first edition. There are many new examples and problems with solutions that use the TI-83 to eliminate the tedious details of solving linear equations by hand. Some material that was too advanced for the level has been eliminated while the treatment of other topics useful for applications has been expanded. In addition, the ordering of topics has been improved. For example, the difficult subject of martingales is delayed until its usefulness can be seen in the treatment of mathematical finance. Richard Durrett received his Ph.D. in Operations Research from Stanford in 1976. He taught at the UCLA math department for nine years and at Cornell for twenty-five before moving to Duke in 2010. He is the author of 8 books and almost 200 journal articles, and has supervised more that 40 Ph.D. students. Most of his current research concerns the applications of probability to biology: ecology, genetics, and most recently cancer.


Essentials of Stochastic Processes

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ISBN: 331945613X
Release Date: 2016-12-01
Number of pages: 275
Author: Richard Durrett
Publisher: Springer

Download and read online Essentials of Stochastic Processes in PDF and EPUB Building upon the previous editions, this textbook is a first course in stochastic processes taken by undergraduate and graduate students (MS and PhD students from math, statistics, economics, computer science, engineering, and finance departments) who have had a course in probability theory. It covers Markov chains in discrete and continuous time, Poisson processes, renewal processes, martingales, and option pricing. One can only learn a subject by seeing it in action, so there are a large number of examples and more than 300 carefully chosen exercises to deepen the reader’s understanding. Drawing from teaching experience and student feedback, there are many new examples and problems with solutions that use TI-83 to eliminate the tedious details of solving linear equations by hand, and the collection of exercises is much improved, with many more biological examples. Originally included in previous editions, material too advanced for this first course in stochastic processes has been eliminated while treatment of other topics useful for applications has been expanded. In addition, the ordering of topics has been improved; for example, the difficult subject of martingales is delayed until its usefulness can be applied in the treatment of mathematical finance.


Essentials of Stochastic Processes

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ISBN: 0821838989
Release Date: 2006
Number of pages: 171
Author: Kiyosi Itō
Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

Download and read online Essentials of Stochastic Processes in PDF and EPUB This book is an English translation of Kiyosi Ito's monograph published in Japanese in 1957. It gives a unified and comprehensive account of additive processes (or Levy processes), stationary processes, and Markov processes, which constitute the three most important classes of stochastic processes. Written by one of the leading experts in the field, this volume presents to the reader lucid explanations of the fundamental concepts and basic results in each of these three major areas of the theory of stochastic processes. With the requirements limited to an introductory graduate course on analysis (especially measure theory) and basic probability theory, this book is an excellent text for any graduate course on stochastic processes. Kiyosi Ito is famous throughout the world for his work on stochastic integrals (including the Ito formula), but he has made substantial contributions to other areas of probability theory as well, such as additive processes, stationary processes, and Markov processes (especially diffusion processes), which are topics covered in this book. For his contributions and achievements, he has received, among others, the Wolf Prize, the Japan Academy Prize, and the Kyoto Prize.


Essentials of Stochastic Finance

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ISBN: 9789814495660
Release Date: 1999-01-15
Number of pages: 852
Author: Albert N Shiryaev
Publisher: World Scientific

Download and read online Essentials of Stochastic Finance in PDF and EPUB This important book provides information necessary for those dealing with stochastic calculus and pricing in the models of financial markets operating under uncertainty; introduces the reader to the main concepts, notions and results of stochastic financial mathematics; and develops applications of these results to various kinds of calculations required in financial engineering. It also answers the requests of teachers of financial mathematics and engineering by making a bias towards probabilistic and statistical ideas and the methods of stochastic calculus in the analysis of market risks. Contents:Facts. Models:Main Concepts, Structures, and Instruments. Aims and Problems of Financial Theory and Financial EngineeringStochastic Models. Discrete TimeStochastic Models. Continuous TimeStatistical Analysis of Financial DataTheory:Theory of Arbitrage in Stochastic Financial Models. Discrete TimeTheory of Pricing in Stochastic Financial Models. Discrete TimeTheory of Arbitrage in Stochastic Financial Models. Continuous TimeTheory of Pricing in Stochastic Financial Models. Continuous Time Readership: Undergraduates and researchers in probability and statistics; applied, pure and financial mathematics; economics; chaos. Keywords:Stochastic Finance;Financial Theory;Financial Engineering;Financial MathematicsReviews: “This is a remarkable text, containing a huge amount of interesting material on modern stochastic finance. Especially the young (novice) researcher in the field will find it a very useful basis of results essential for further research. The set of references is impressive and the level of writing is clear and pedagogically sound … a much more in-depth treatment of a very wide and encompassing range of stochastic models is given. In summary: a text to be recommended warmly.” International Statistical Institute “It is a very comprehensive survey of the results from the theories of stochastic processes, time series and related statistical procedures relevant to finance applications. It also develops classical pricing models and results. It is written in a very lively style, in which the author effortlessly jumps from abstract mathematical frameworks to interesting historical remarks.” Mathematical Reviews “The author's choice of material is outstanding and well worth the time and effort it will require to get through … For anyone interested or working in the field and who have a good mathematical background, this book will be a valuable resource and a rich and stimulating source of intellectual pleasure.” Journal of Applied Mathematics and Stochastic Analysis “… as an encyclopedia of results and methods for financial analysis it is very impressive and certainly very useful as well.” Mathematics Abstracts


Adventures in Stochastic Processes

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ISBN: 9781461203872
Release Date: 2013-12-11
Number of pages: 626
Author: Sidney I. Resnick
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Download and read online Adventures in Stochastic Processes in PDF and EPUB 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.


Stochastic Processes and Their Applications

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ISBN: 0415272327
Release Date: 2001-10-18
Number of pages: 338
Author: Frank Beichelt
Publisher: CRC Press

Download and read online Stochastic Processes and Their Applications in PDF and EPUB This book introduces stochastic processes and their applications for students in engineering, industrial statistics, science, operations research, business, and finance. It provides the theoretical foundations for modeling time-dependent random phenomena encountered in these disciplines. Through numerous science and engineering-based examples and exercises, the author presents the subject in a comprehensible, practically oriented way, but he also includes some important proofs and theoretically challenging examples and exercises that will appeal to more mathematically minded readers. Solutions to most of the exercises are included either in an appendix or within the text.


Basic Stochastic Processes

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ISBN: 9781447105336
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Number of pages: 226
Author: Zdzislaw Brzezniak
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Download and read online Basic Stochastic Processes in PDF and EPUB Stochastic processes are tools used widely by statisticians and researchers working in the mathematics of finance. This book for self-study provides a detailed treatment of conditional expectation and probability, a topic that in principle belongs to probability theory, but is essential as a tool for stochastic processes. The book centers on exercises as the main means of explanation.


Probability Essentials

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ISBN: 9783642556821
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Number of pages: 254
Author: Jean Jacod
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Download and read online Probability Essentials in PDF and EPUB This introduction can be used, at the beginning graduate level, for a one-semester course on probability theory or for self-direction without benefit of a formal course; the measure theory needed is developed in the text. It will also be useful for students and teachers in related areas such as finance theory, electrical engineering, and operations research. The text covers the essentials in a directed and lean way with 28 short chapters, and assumes only an undergraduate background in mathematics. Readers are taken right up to a knowledge of the basics of Martingale Theory, and the interested student will be ready to continue with the study of more advanced topics, such as Brownian Motion and Ito Calculus, or Statistical Inference.


Introduction to Stochastic Processes with R

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ISBN: 9781118740651
Release Date: 2016-03-07
Number of pages: 504
Author: Robert P. Dobrow
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Download and read online Introduction to Stochastic Processes with R in PDF and EPUB An introduction to stochastic processes through the use of R Introduction to Stochastic Processes with R is an accessible and well-balanced presentation of the theory of stochastic processes, with an emphasis on real-world applications of probability theory in the natural and social sciences. The use of simulation, by means of the popular statistical freeware R, makes theoretical results come alive with practical, hands-on demonstrations. Written by a highly-qualified expert in the field, the author presents numerous examples from a wide array of disciplines, which are used to illustrate concepts and highlight computational and theoretical results. Developing readers’ problem-solving skills and mathematical maturity, Introduction to Stochastic Processes with R features: Over 200 examples and 600 end-of-chapter exercises A tutorial for getting started with R, and appendices that contain review material in probability and matrix algebra Discussions of many timely and interesting supplemental topics including Markov chain Monte Carlo, random walk on graphs, card shuffling, Black-Scholes options pricing, applications in biology and genetics, cryptography, martingales, and stochastic calculus Introductions to mathematics as needed in order to suit readers at many mathematical levels A companion website that includes relevant data files as well as all R code and scripts used throughout the book Introduction to Stochastic Processes with R is an ideal textbook for an introductory course in stochastic processes. The book is aimed at undergraduate and beginning graduate-level students in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines. The book is also an excellent reference for applied mathematicians and statisticians who are interested in a review of the topic.


Discrete Stochastic Processes

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ISBN: 9781461523291
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Number of pages: 271
Author: Robert G. Gallager
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Download and read online Discrete Stochastic Processes in PDF and EPUB Stochastic processes are found in probabilistic systems that evolve with time. Discrete stochastic processes change by only integer time steps (for some time scale), or are characterized by discrete occurrences at arbitrary times. Discrete Stochastic Processes helps the reader develop the understanding and intuition necessary to apply stochastic process theory in engineering, science and operations research. The book approaches the subject via many simple examples which build insight into the structure of stochastic processes and the general effect of these phenomena in real systems. The book presents mathematical ideas without recourse to measure theory, using only minimal mathematical analysis. In the proofs and explanations, clarity is favored over formal rigor, and simplicity over generality. Numerous examples are given to show how results fail to hold when all the conditions are not satisfied. Audience: An excellent textbook for a graduate level course in engineering and operations research. Also an invaluable reference for all those requiring a deeper understanding of the subject.


Stochastic Processes

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ISBN: 9783662100653
Release Date: 2013-06-29
Number of pages: 236
Author: Kiyosi Ito
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Download and read online Stochastic Processes in PDF and EPUB This accessible introduction to the theory of stochastic processes emphasizes Levy processes and Markov processes. It gives a thorough treatment of the decomposition of paths of processes with independent increments (the Lévy-Itô decomposition). It also contains a detailed treatment of time-homogeneous Markov processes from the viewpoint of probability measures on path space. In addition, 70 exercises and their complete solutions are included.


Life Insurance Risk Management Essentials

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ISBN: 3642207219
Release Date: 2011-05-04
Number of pages: 360
Author: Michael Koller
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Download and read online Life Insurance Risk Management Essentials in PDF and EPUB The aim of the book is to provide an overview of risk management in life insurance companies. The focus is twofold: (1) to provide a broad view of the different topics needed for risk management and (2) to provide the necessary tools and techniques to concretely apply them in practice. Much emphasis has been put into the presentation of the book so that it presents the theory in a simple but sound manner. The first chapters deal with valuation concepts which are defined and analysed, the emphasis is on understanding the risks in corresponding assets and liabilities such as bonds, shares and also insurance liabilities. In the following chapters risk appetite and key insurance processes and their risks are presented and analysed. This more general treatment is followed by chapters describing asset risks, insurance risks and operational risks - the application of models and reporting of the corresponding risks is central. Next, the risks of insurance companies and of special insurance products are looked at. The aim is to show the intrinsic risks in some particular products and the way they can be analysed. The book finishes with emerging risks and risk management from a regulatory point of view, the standard model of Solvency II and the Swiss Solvency Test are analysed and explained. The book has several mathematical appendices which deal with the basic mathematical tools, e.g. probability theory, stochastic processes, Markov chains and a stochastic life insurance model based on Markov chains. Moreover, the appendices look at the mathematical formulation of abstract valuation concepts such as replicating portfolios, state space deflators, arbitrage free pricing and the valuation of unit linked products with guarantees. The various concepts in the book are supported by tables and figures.


Introduction to Stochastic Processes Second Edition

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ISBN: 158488651X
Release Date: 2006-05-16
Number of pages: 248
Author: Gregory F. Lawler
Publisher: CRC Press

Download and read online Introduction to Stochastic Processes Second Edition in PDF and EPUB Emphasizing fundamental mathematical ideas rather than proofs, Introduction to Stochastic Processes, Second Edition provides quick access to important foundations of probability theory applicable to problems in many fields. Assuming that you have a reasonable level of computer literacy, the ability to write simple programs, and the access to software for linear algebra computations, the author approaches the problems and theorems with a focus on stochastic processes evolving with time, rather than a particular emphasis on measure theory. For those lacking in exposure to linear differential and difference equations, the author begins with a brief introduction to these concepts. He proceeds to discuss Markov chains, optimal stopping, martingales, and Brownian motion. The book concludes with a chapter on stochastic integration. The author supplies many basic, general examples and provides exercises at the end of each chapter. New to the Second Edition: Expanded chapter on stochastic integration that introduces modern mathematical finance Introduction of Girsanov transformation and the Feynman-Kac formula Expanded discussion of Itô's formula and the Black-Scholes formula for pricing options New topics such as Doob's maximal inequality and a discussion on self similarity in the chapter on Brownian motion Applicable to the fields of mathematics, statistics, and engineering as well as computer science, economics, business, biological science, psychology, and engineering, this concise introduction is an excellent resource both for students and professionals.


Stochastic Processes

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ISBN: 9781107435315
Release Date: 2013-12-12
Number of pages: 568
Author: Robert G. Gallager
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Download and read online Stochastic Processes in PDF and EPUB This definitive textbook provides a solid introduction to discrete and continuous stochastic processes, tackling a complex field in a way that instils a deep understanding of the relevant mathematical principles, and develops an intuitive grasp of the way these principles can be applied to modelling real-world systems. It includes a careful review of elementary probability and detailed coverage of Poisson, Gaussian and Markov processes with richly varied queuing applications. The theory and applications of inference, hypothesis testing, estimation, random walks, large deviations, martingales and investments are developed. Written by one of the world's leading information theorists, evolving over twenty years of graduate classroom teaching and enriched by over 300 exercises, this is an exceptional resource for anyone looking to develop their understanding of stochastic processes.