Stochastic modeling of population growth

  • Mimmo Iannelli
  • Andrea Pugliese
Part of the UNITEXT book series (UNITEXT, volume 79)


Models so far discussed are all deterministic, meaning that, if the present state were perfectly known, it would be possible to predict exactly all future states. Now we try to face the Babylonian lottery considering models that can describe the possible infusion of chaos (but we would rather say chance) into the cosmos, within a probabilistic framework that can take care of all circumstances of events like birth and death.


Stationary Distribution Sterile Male Extinction Probability Extinction Time Stationary Probability Distribution 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mimmo Iannelli
    • 1
  • Andrea Pugliese
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of TrentoItaly

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