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Statistics (STAT)

School of Mathematics and Statistics Faculty of Science

STAT 3506 [0.5 credit]

Stochastic Processes and Applications (Honours)

Conditional probability and conditional expectation; Stochastic modeling; discrete time Markov chains including classification of states, stationary and limiting distributions; exponential distribution and the Poisson processes; queueing models; applications to computer systems, operations research and social sciences.
Prerequisites: STAT 2655; or a CGPA of 6.00 or better over the three courses MATH 2007, MATH 2107 (or MATH 1102), and STAT 2605; or permission of the School.
Lectures three hours a week, tutorial one hour a week.

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