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Published by World Scientific in Singapore, Hackensack, NJ .
Written in English


  • Monte Carlo method,
  • Bayesian statistical decision theory,
  • Markov processes

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index

Statementedited by W.S. Kendall, F. Liang, J.-S. Wang
SeriesLecture notes series, Institute for Mathematical Sciences, National University of Singapore -- vol. 7, Lecture notes series (National University of Singapore. Institute for Mathematical Sciences) -- v. 7
ContributionsKendall, W. S, Liang, F. 1970-, Wang, J.-S 1960-
LC ClassificationsQC174.85.M64 M37 2005
The Physical Object
Paginationxviii, 220 p. :
Number of Pages220
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17213517M
ISBN 109812564276
ISBN 109789812564276
LC Control Number2006299138

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