Stochastic Birth and Death Processes
In this section we will study two models for the growth of a single species population. We will recognize that in nature, births and deaths do not occur with clockwork precision, but rather happen probabilistically. Although this will complicate the mathematics considerably, one added aspect of reality will become available. Specifically, we will be able always to deal with integer numbers of organisms, thus avoiding the limitations inherent to models in which population size is treated as a continuous variable.
KeywordsPopulation Size Probabilistic Analog Initial Population Size Death Model Single Species Population
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