## PHASE-TYPE QUEUES

*D. A. Bini, G. Latouche, and B. Meini*

### in Numerical Methods for Structured Markov Chains

- Published in print:
- 2005
- Published Online:
- September 2007
- ISBN:
- 9780198527688
- eISBN:
- 9780191713286
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198527688.003.0005
- Subject:
- Mathematics, Numerical Analysis

In this chapter a series of processes with a variety of transition structures are considered and their analysis is presented in a unifying manner. These processes are grouped under the generic name ... More

## Profit scoring and dynamic models

*Lyn C. Thomas*

### in Consumer Credit Models: Pricing, Profit and Portfolios

- Published in print:
- 2009
- Published Online:
- May 2009
- ISBN:
- 9780199232130
- eISBN:
- 9780191715914
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232130.003.0004
- Subject:
- Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Mathematical Finance

This chapter begins by reviewing the role of behavioural scoring and risk/reward matrices in the way a lender manages borrowers. It points out that current methods do not allow for the future changes ... More

## A SURVEY ON THE USE OF MARKOV CHAINS TO RANDOMLY SAMPLE COLOURINGS

*Alan Frieze and Eric Vigoda*

### in Combinatorics, Complexity, and Chance: A Tribute to Dominic Welsh

- Published in print:
- 2007
- Published Online:
- September 2007
- ISBN:
- 9780198571278
- eISBN:
- 9780191718885
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198571278.003.0004
- Subject:
- Mathematics, Probability / Statistics

In recent years, considerable progress has been made on the analysis of Markov chains for generating a random colouring of an input graph. These improvements have come in conjunction with refinements ... More

## Markov Chain Models of Ion Channels and Calcium Release Sites

*Jeffrey R. Groff, Hilary DeRemigio, and Gregory D. Smith*

### in Stochastic Methods in Neuroscience

- Published in print:
- 2009
- Published Online:
- February 2010
- ISBN:
- 9780199235070
- eISBN:
- 9780191715778
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235070.003.0002
- Subject:
- Mathematics, Biostatistics

This chapter is an introduction to modelling stochastically gating ion channels using continuous-time discrete-state Markov chains. Analytical and numerical methods are presented for determining ... More

## LOGARITHMIC REDUCTION AND CYCLIC REDUCTION

*D. A. Bini, G. Latouche, and B. Meini*

### in Numerical Methods for Structured Markov Chains

- Published in print:
- 2005
- Published Online:
- September 2007
- ISBN:
- 9780198527688
- eISBN:
- 9780191713286
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198527688.003.0007
- Subject:
- Mathematics, Numerical Analysis

This chapter is concerned with quadratically convergent algorithms for solving nonlinear matrix equations encountered in M/G/1, G/M/1, and QBD processes. The algorithm of logarithmic reduction for ... More

## SPECIALIZED STRUCTURES

*D. A. Bini, G. Latouche, and B. Meini*

### in Numerical Methods for Structured Markov Chains

- Published in print:
- 2005
- Published Online:
- September 2007
- ISBN:
- 9780198527688
- eISBN:
- 9780191713286
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198527688.003.0009
- Subject:
- Mathematics, Numerical Analysis

Some specialized structures are investigated in this chapter and some of the algorithms in previous chapters are adapted to the specific cases. Markov chains with limited displacement (non-skip-free ... More

## Carnapian Inductive Logic for Markov Chains

*Brian Skyrms*

### in From Zeno to Arbitrage: Essays on Quantity, Coherence, and Induction

- Published in print:
- 2012
- Published Online:
- January 2013
- ISBN:
- 9780199652808
- eISBN:
- 9780191745829
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652808.003.0014
- Subject:
- Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In his Nachlass, Carnap listed outstanding problems for the development of inductive logic. One was the treatment of what he called “analogy by proximity”. This can be handled naturally along ... More

## Random Walks and Rapid Mixing

*Christopher Moore and Stephan Mertens*

### in The Nature of Computation

- Published in print:
- 2011
- Published Online:
- December 2013
- ISBN:
- 9780199233212
- eISBN:
- 9780191775079
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233212.003.0012
- Subject:
- Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

Random sampling is a technique for dealing with possible states or solutions having an exponentially large space. The best method of random sampling generally involves a random walk or a Markov ... More

## Inference

*Jesper Møller*

### in New Perspectives in Stochastic Geometry

- Published in print:
- 2009
- Published Online:
- February 2010
- ISBN:
- 9780199232574
- eISBN:
- 9780191716393
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232574.003.0009
- Subject:
- Mathematics, Geometry / Topology

This contribution concerns statistical inference for parametric models used in stochastic geometry and based on quick and simple simulation free procedures as well as more comprehensive methods based ... More

## Markov chains

*Eric Renshaw*

### in Stochastic Population Processes: Analysis, Approximations, Simulations

- Published in print:
- 2011
- Published Online:
- September 2011
- ISBN:
- 9780199575312
- eISBN:
- 9780191728778
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575312.003.0005
- Subject:
- Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Mathematical Biology

This chapter considers Markov chains and branching processes. It covers two-state Markov chain, examples of m-state Markov chains, the Ehrenfest model, and branching processes.