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Wilmer, Elizabeth L. (Elizabeth Lee) 1970-

Works: 2 works in 12 publications in 1 language and 313 library holdings
Roles: Author
Classifications: QA274.7, 519.233
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Most widely held works by Elizabeth L Wilmer
Markov chains and mixing times by David Asher Levin( Book )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is an introduction to the modern approach to the theory of Markov chains. The main goal of this approach is to determine the rate of convergence of a Markov chain to the stationary distribution as a function of the size and geometry of the state space. The authors develop the key tools for estimating convergence times, including coupling, strong stationary times, and spectral methods. Whenever possible, probabilistic methods are emphasized. The book includes many examples and provides brief introductions to some central models of statistical mechanics. Also provided are accounts of random walks on networks, including hitting and cover times, and analyses of several methods of shuffling cards. As a prerequisite, the authors assume a modest understanding of probability theory and linear algebra at an undergraduate level. Markov Chains and Mixing Times is meant to bring the excitement of this active area of research to a wide audience
Exact rates of convergence for some simple non-reversible Markov chains by Elizabeth L Wilmer( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.56 (from 0.56 for Markov cha ... to 0.90 for Exact rate ...)

Markov chains and mixing times
Alternative Names
Wilmer, Elizabeth L.

Wilmer, Elizabeth Lee 1970-

English (12)