Branching Process Techniques

  • Robert Gallager
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 30)


We first briefly review the elementary theory of branching processes and then develop the kind of generalization required here. Let Mn be the total number of particles at time n and let xj,n be the number of particles that the jth of these Mn particles splits into from time n to n +1. Assume that {xj,n}, 1 ≤ j ≤ Mn, 0 ≤ n ≤ ∞ all independent and identically distributed with the same distribution as M1. We have


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© Springer-Verlag Wien 1972

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert Gallager
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  1. 1.Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA

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