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Limit Theorems for Branching Processes

  1. Peter Jagers,
  2. Serik Sagitov

Published Online: 14 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470400531.eorms0466

Wiley Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science

Wiley Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science

How to Cite

Jagers, P. and Sagitov, S. 2011. Limit Theorems for Branching Processes. Wiley Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science. .

Author Information

  1. Chalmers University of Technology and University of Gothenburg, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Gothenburg, Sweden

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2011

Abstract

The long–range behavior of branching processes is described with an emphasis on one hand and on simple Galton-Watson processes on the other, on general branching processes.

Keywords:

  • limit theorem;
  • age-distribution;
  • general branching process;
  • Galton–Watson process;
  • Laplace transform;
  • Malthusian parameter