Accession Number : AD0737243
Title : On a Class of Multivariate Birth and Death Processes.
Descriptive Note : Technical summary rept.,
Corporate Author : WISCONSIN UNIV MADISON MATHEMATICS RESEARCH CENTER
Personal Author(s) : Patil,G. P. ; Boswell,M. T.
Report Date : JAN 1972
Pagination or Media Count : 13
Abstract : The paper studies the class of birth and death processes whose birth and death rates factor into a function of the sizes of the population components and a function of time. General results are obtained for bith processes along with a characterization theorem. Partial results are obtained for birth and death processes. Both these processes have special cases yielding the multinomial, multiple Poisson, and the negative multinomial distributions. (Author)
Descriptors : (*STATISTICAL PROCESSES, MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS), STOCHASTIC PROCESSES, POPULATION(MATHEMATICS), DISTRIBUTION FUNCTIONS, THEOREMS
Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE