Branching Processes

  • Nicolas Privault
Part of the Springer Undergraduate Mathematics Series book series (SUMS)


Branching processes are used as a tool for the modeling of population growth and mutation of entities such as living beings, genes, particles, etc., or the spread of epidemics. This chapter mainly deals with the computation of extinction probabilities for branching processes.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nicolas Privault
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  1. 1.School of Physical and Mathematical SciencesNanyang Technological UniversitySingaporeSingapore

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