Accession Number : AD0738947

Title :   The Application of an Absorbing Markov Chain in Prediction Learning,

Corporate Author : ARMY MATERIEL COMMAND TEXARKANA TEX INTERN TRAINING CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Kanne,William , Jr

Report Date : MAY 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 39

Abstract : A method is presented that utilizes the theory of Markov chains in predicting learning for manual activities. The model is applied to a realistic example and the results compared with learning curve theory. The results illustrate that a Markov chain approach to learning can give a good approximation to a real life situation. Recommendations are made for further applications of this model to actual situations, such as production lines. Areas of additional research are also discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LEARNING, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION), PROBABILITY, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, THESES

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE