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STATS 4311. STOCHASTIC MODELS AND SIMULATION. 3 Hours.

A study of processes, whose outcomes are governed by chance, through a combination of lectures and computer lab sessions. Experiments include random number generation, coin tossing and other games of chance, random walks, Markov Chains, Poisson processes, birth-death processes, branching processes, and Brownian Motion. A foundation for modeling random phenomena in sciences, engineering and business. Prerequisite: C or better in MATH 2326 and knowledge of basic probability (MATH 3313/STATS 3313 or MATH 3351/BIOL 3351 or equivalent), or consent of instructor, or student group.