Course Archives Theoretical Statistics and Mathematics Unit
Course: Markov Chains
Time: Currently not offered
Level: Postgraduate
Past Exams

Syllabus: Finite State Markov Chains. Examples, Classification of States, Stationary Distribution.

Rates of convergence to stationarity, Dirichlet Form and Spectral gap methods, Some Coupling methods with applications, Random walk on Finite Groups, Poisson Processes, Continuous time Markov Chains, Birth-and-death processes.

Suggested Texts :

1. S. M. Ross, Stochastic processes, John Wiley (1996).

2. R. N. Bhattacharya and E. C. Waymire, Stochastic processes with applications.

3. E. GinG, R. Grimmett and L. Saloff-Coste, Lectures on probability theory and statistics,Springer-Verlag (1997)

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Past Exams
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Supplementary and Back Paper
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