Accession Number : AD0760294

Title :   A Semi-Markov Model for a Particle in Motion on the Line,

Corporate Author : CLEMSON UNIV S C DEPT OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

Personal Author(s) : Turner,D. ; Holmes,P.

Report Date : 15 AUG 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : A particle is at motion on the line. At random times the particle makes a decision either to change direction or to continue moving in the same direction. This set-up is modelled as a Semi-Markov process. The distribution of the displacement of the particle from the origin at time t is obtained. Special cases are studied. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*STOCHASTIC PROCESSES, PARTICLE TRAJECTORIES), DECISION THEORY, INTEGRAL TRANSFORMS, MATRICES(MATHEMATICS)

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE