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APP MTH 3016 - Random Processes III

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: 3820
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Pre-Requisite: MATHS 1012
Assumed Knowledge: Knowledge of Markov chains, such as would be obtained from MATHS 2103
Assessment: Ongoing assessment, exam

This course introduces students to the fundamental concepts of random processes, particularly continuous-time Markov chains, and related structures. These are the essential building blocks of any random system, be it a telecommunications network, a hospital waiting list or a transport system. They also arise in many other environments, where you wish to capture the development of some element of random behaviour over time, such as the state of the surrounding environment. Topics covered are: Continuous-time Markov-chains: definition and basic properties, transient behaviour, the stationary distribution, hitting probabilities and expected hitting times, reversibility; Queueing Networks: Kendall's notation, Jackson networks, mean; Loss Networks: truncated reversible processes, circuit-switched networks, reduced load approximations. Basic Queueing Theory: arrival processes, service time distributions, Little's Law; Point Processes: Poisson process, properties and generalisations; Renewal Processes: preliminaries, renewal function, renewal theory and applications, stationary and delayed renewal processes;

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Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
3820 Mon 06/08/2018 Fri 31/08/2018 Fri 14/09/2018 Fri 26/10/2018

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
24196 LE01 65 15 24 Jul - 11 Sep Tuesday 1pm - 2pm Lower Napier, LG28, Lecture Theatre
25 Jul - 12 Sep Wednesday 12pm - 1pm Napier, G03, Lecture Theatre
27 Jul - 14 Sep Friday 1pm - 2pm Napier, 208, Lecture Theatre
2 Oct - 23 Oct Tuesday 1pm - 2pm Lower Napier, LG28, Lecture Theatre
3 Oct - 24 Oct Wednesday 12pm - 1pm Napier, G03, Lecture Theatre
5 Oct - 26 Oct Friday 1pm - 2pm Napier, 208, Lecture Theatre