© 1995

Stochastic Ordering and Dependence in Applied Probability


Part of the Lecture Notes in Statistics book series (LNS, volume 97)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages n1-viii
  2. R. Szekli
    Pages 1-46
  3. R. Szekli
    Pages 47-133
  4. R. Szekli
    Pages 135-172
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 173-201

About this book


This book is an introductionary course in stochastic ordering and dependence in the field of applied probability for readers with some background in mathematics. It is based on lectures and senlinars I have been giving for students at Mathematical Institute of Wroclaw University, and on a graduate course a.t Industrial Engineering Department of Texas A&M University, College Station, and addressed to a reader willing to use for example Lebesgue measure, conditional expectations with respect to sigma fields, martingales, or compensators as a common language in this field. In Chapter 1 a selection of one dimensional orderings is presented together with applications in the theory of queues, some parts of this selection are based on the recent literature (not older than five years). In Chapter 2 the material is centered around the strong stochastic ordering in many dimen­ sional spaces and functional spaces. Necessary facts about conditioning, Markov processes an"d point processes are introduced together with some classical results such as the product formula and Poissonian departure theorem for Jackson networks, or monotonicity results for some re­ newal processes, then results on stochastic ordering of networks, re~~ment policies and single server queues connected with Markov renewal processes are given. Chapter 3 is devoted to dependence and relations between dependence and ordering, exem­ plified by results on queueing networks and point processes among others.


Jackson network Markov process Markov renewal process Martingal Martingale Random variable point process probability probability space

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Mathematical InstituteUniversity of WroclawWroclawPoland

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Stochastic Ordering and Dependence in Applied Probability
  • Authors R. Szekli
  • Series Title Lecture Notes in Statistics
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-387-94450-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4612-2528-7
  • Series ISSN 0930-0325
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 194
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Probability Theory and Stochastic Processes
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