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By Jacques Janssen, Raimondo Manca (auth.)

Applied Semi-Markov techniques aims to provide to the reader the instruments essential to follow semi-Markov procedures in real-life difficulties. The ebook is self-contained and, ranging from a low point of chance suggestions, steadily brings the reader to a deep wisdom of semi-Markov techniques. The booklet provides homogeneous and non-homogeneous semi-Markov approaches, in addition to Markov and semi-Markov rewards procedures. those techniques are primary for lots of purposes, yet they aren't as completely offered in different books at the topic as they're right here.


This booklet is meant for graduate scholars and researchers in arithmetic, operations learn and engineering; it may additionally entice actuaries and fiscal managers, and someone drawn to its functions for banks, mechanical industries for reliability points, and insurance firms.

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5j,/ G[0,OO)). ,B^). ,B^) = B^. 7) In a similar way, the following property can also be proved. 8) is a martingale. 3 characterise a standard Brownian motion. 4 If B is a standard Brownian motion, then for almost allco, the trajectory co\-^ B^ (co) is not of bounded variation on every closed interval [a,b]. This explains why it is necessary for models in finance and in insurance to define a new type of integral, called the ltd or stochastic integral, if we want to intregrate with respect to B (see for example Protter (1990)).

In the cr-algebra 3 , and so also of probability 0. } or the positive half real /me[0,oo), such that: (i) ^3^ c 3 ^ , u>t (iii) 3o contains all subsets with probability 0. Assumption (ii) is called the right continuity property of the filtration F. Any filtration satisfying these three assumptions is called a filtration satisfying the usual assumptions. The concept of filtration can be interpreted as a family of amounts of information so that 3^ gives all the observable events at time t. 2 The quadruplet (( Q , 3 , P , ( 3 ^ , / G T ) ) is called a filtered probability space.

The reply is given by the so-called optional sampling theorem also called Doob 's theorem. s. v. s. s. This result is interesting for the concept of stopped process. 5 Let X be a stochastic process and T a stopping time. 15) where: Probability Tools withtAT 43 = mf{t,T]. From this definition, it follows that if the process X is adapted and cadlag, then so is the stopped process X^. This is due to the fact that / A T is also a stopping time and moreover: This leads to the last result we want to mention.

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