Hindustan Book Agency 2006; 226 pp; hardcover ISBN10: 8185931690 ISBN13: 9788185931692 List Price: US$39.60 Member Price: US$31.68 Order Code: HIN/31
 This book is an introduction to applications of the theory of stochastic processesmore specifically Markov chain theoryin population dynamics, genetics, and epidemics. A prior exposure to basic probability theory should be helpful, but by no means essential. The book includes a quick review of probability that starts from elementary combinatorial probability and ends with some basic properties of diffusions, including a fairly extensive account of martingales and Markov chains, mostly with proofs. This is done fairly rigorously without using measure theoretic tools. In continuation of the effort to keep the prerequisites at the bare minimum, all the basic genetics the reader needs to know is included. Yet sophisticated material on WrightFisher and Moran models of genetics, including diffusion approximations, is presented. The material on epidemic models includes several important threshold theorems with carefully presented interpretation and complete proofs. Although this book is primarily intended for use as a textbook for a course on applied stochastic processes, it can also be used by researchers in the fields of genetics or epidemics for learning about applications of probability in their respective areas. A publication of Hindustan Book Agency; distributed within the Americas by the American Mathematical Society. Maximum discount of 20% for all commercial channels. Readership Graduate students and research mathematicians interested in applied stochastic processes. Table of Contents  Probability tools and techniques
 Branching processes
 Basic mathematical genetics
 Markov models in genetics
 Models in epidemics
