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Author Klafter, J. (Joseph)

Title First Steps in Random Walks : From Tools to Applications
Published Oxford : OUP Oxford, 2011
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Summary The name ""random walk"" for a problem of a displacement of a point in a sequence of independent random steps was coined by Karl Pearson in 1905 in a question posed to readers of ""Nature"". The same year, a similar problem was formulated by Albert Einstein in one of his Annus Mirabilis works. Even earlier such a problem was posed by Louis Bachelier in his thesis devoted to the theory of financial speculations in 1900. Nowadays the theory of random walks has proved useful in physics andchemistry (diffusion, reactions, mixing in flows), economics, biology (from animal spread to motion of subcel
Subject Random walks (Mathematics)
Form Electronic book
Author Sokolov, I. M
ISBN 019155295X (electronic bk.)
9780191552953 (electronic bk.)