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Title Pólya urn models / Hosam M. Mahmoud.
Imprint Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, 2009.


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Description 1 online resource (290 pages) : illustrations.
Series Chapman & Hall/CRC texts in statistical science series
Texts in statistical science.
Note "A Chapman & Hall book."
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-282) and indexes.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Print version record.
Subject Probabilities.
Distribution (Probability theory)
Statistics as Topic.
Contents Front cover; Dedication; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1. Urn Models and Rudiments of Discrete Probability; Chapter 2. Some Classical Urn Problems; Chapter 3. Polya Urn Models; Chapter 4. Poissonization; Chapter 5. The Depoissonization Heuristic; Chapter 6. Urn Schemes with Random Replacement; Chapter 7. Analytic Urns; Chapter 8. Applications of Polya Urns in Informatics; Chapter 9. Urn Schemes in Bioscience; Chapter 10. Urns Evolving by Multiple Drawing; Answers to Exercises; Notation; Bibliographic Notes; Bibliography; Name Index; Subject Index; Back cover.
Summary Deals with discrete probability through the modern and evolving urn theory and its numerous applications. This work looks at how some classical problems of discrete probability have roots in urn models. It explains the processes of poissonization and depoissonization and presents applications to random trees, evolution, and epidemiology.
Other Title Print version: Mahmoud, Hosam M. (Hosam Mahmoud), 1954- Pólya urn models. Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, 2009 9781420059830 1420059831