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Genre/Form: | Electronic books |
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Material Type: | Document, Internet resource |

Document Type: | Internet Resource, Computer File |

All Authors / Contributors: |
Wai Ki Ching |

ISBN: | 9781461463122 1461463122 1461463114 9781461463115 |

OCLC Number: | 838812431 |

Target Audience: | "This book is aimed at senior undergraduate students, postgraduate students, professionals, practitioners, and researchers in applied mathematics, computational science, operational research, management science and finance, who are interested in the formulation and computation of queueing networks, Markov chain models and related topics. Readers are expected to have some basic knowledge of probability theory, Markov processes and matrix theory."--Publisher description. |

Description: | 1 online resource (xvi, 243 pages) : illustrations. |

Contents: | Introduction -- Queueing Systems and the Web -- Manufacturing and Re-manufacturing Systems -- A Hidden Markov Model for Customer Classification -- Markov Decision Processes for Customer Lifetime Value -- Higher-Order Markov Chains -- Multivariate Markov Chains -- Hidden Markov Chains. |

Series Title: | International series in operations research & management science, v. 189. |

Responsibility: | Wai-Ki Ching [and others]. |

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From the reviews of the First Edition:"The authors outline recent developments of Markov chain models ... . This book is aimed at students, professionals, practitioners, and researchers in scientific computing and operational research, who are interested in the formulation and computation of queuing and manufacturing systems. It gives a number of useful tools for researchers in real applications ... ." (Alexander I. Zejfman, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1089 (15), 2006)"In this book's ... essential notions on Markov chains, hidden Markov models, and Markov decision processes are covered, with special emphasis on iterative methods for solving linear systems. ... Each chapter finishes with a short summary and sometimes a selection of open problems. ... This book is intended for students and researchers in applied mathematics, scientific computing, and operations research ... . Overall, this book offers much interesting and up-to-date material on a wide variety of topics, dealing with finite-space Markov processes." (Jozef L. Teugels, Journal of the American Statistical Association, Vol. 103 (483), September, 2008) Read more...

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