Markov Processes: Characterization and Convergence
Copyright © 2005 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Author(s): Stewart N. Ethier, Thomas G. Kurtz
Published Online: 27 MAY 2008
Print ISBN: 9780471081869
Online ISBN: 9780470316658
Book Series: Wiley Series in Probability and Statistics
About this Book
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"[A]nyone who works with Markov processes whose state space is uncountably infinite will need this most impressive book as a guide and reference."
"There is no question but that space should immediately be reserved for [this] book on the library shelf. Those who aspire to mastery of the contents should also reserve a large number of long winter evenings."
-Zentralblatt für Mathematik und ihre Grenzgebiete/Mathematics Abstracts
"Ethier and Kurtz have produced an excellent treatment of the modern theory of Markov processes that [is] useful both as a reference work and as a graduate textbook."
-Journal of Statistical Physics
Markov Processes presents several different approaches to proving weak approximation theorems for Markov processes, emphasizing the interplay of methods of characterization and approximation. Martingale problems for general Markov processes are systematically developed for the first time in book form. Useful to the professional as a reference and suitable for the graduate student as a text, this volume features a table of the interdependencies among the theorems, an extensive bibliography, and end-of-chapter problems.