Studies in first passage problems and applications

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dc.contributor.author Vittal, P. R.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-08-06T06:56:34Z
dc.date.available 2009-08-06T06:56:34Z
dc.date.issued 2009-08-06T06:56:34Z
dc.date.submitted 1980
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/51
dc.description.abstract Keilson's compensation function are extraordinarily useful for studying bounded processes. It's philosophy lies in converting a bounded process into an unbounded process by introducing the Compensation functions in the usual integro differential equation for the process. The compensation function acts as a source and takes care of the boundary effects. The classical method of solving 'Lindley's Process' equation is by Wiener-Hopf Method. Inspite of availability of all such techniques, there exists a number of problems remains unsolved; From a stochastic process with random jumps in both directions and exponential decay, Closed solutions are not met out. This thesis discusses many such cases, succeeded in arriving at closed solutions by employing powerful imbedding method, and other sophisticated analysis. First passage problems for different situations are obtained by suitably defining a functional of the underlying variables, and writing imbedding equations for them. Closed solutions, Physical features of the process like mean and moments of the first passage time and answers to the other types of questions are obtained; Other types of investigations like 'Wald identity method', 'Compensation functions method', etc., also used and results are obtained in this thesis. en_US
dc.subject First passage problems en_US
dc.subject Stochastic Processes en_US
dc.title Studies in first passage problems and applications en_US
dc.type.degree Ph.D en_US
dc.type.institution University of Madras en_US
dc.description.advisor Vasudevan, R.
dc.description.pages iv; 207p. en_US
dc.type.mainsub Mathematics en_US

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