Probability Models

  • John Haigh

Part of the Springer Undergraduate Mathematics Series book series (SUMS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 245-287

About this book


The purpose of this book is to provide a sound introduction to the study of real-world phenomena that possess random variation. It describes how to set up and analyse models of real-life phenomena that involve elements of chance. Motivation comes from everyday experiences of probability, such as that of a dice or cards, the idea of fairness in games of chance, and the random ways in which, say, birthdays are shared or particular events arise.

Applications include branching processes, random walks, Markov chains, queues, renewal theory, and Brownian motion. This popular second edition textbook contains many worked examples and several chapters have been updated and expanded.

Some mathematical knowledge is assumed. The reader should have the ability to work with unions, intersections and complements of sets; a good facility with calculus, including integration, sequences and series; and appreciation of the logical development of an argument.

Probability Models< is designed to aid students studying probability as part of an undergraduate course on mathematics or mathematics and statistics.


Distributions Markov Processes Probability Random Variables Stochastic Processes

Authors and affiliations

  • John Haigh
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  1. 1.Mathematics DeptUniversity of SussexBrightonUnited Kingdom

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