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2013 KMA306 Stochastic Modelling and Applications 3

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Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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SPECIAL NOTE: Offered in odd numbered years only


Unit Sem 1 Sem 2 Full Yr Spring Summer Winter
KMA306 H

Key Semester Dates
Semester Campus Attendance Note Start Date Census Date Final WW Date* End Date
Sem 1 H On Campus 25-FEB-2013 23-MAR-2013 15-APR-2013 31-MAY-2013

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).

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Modern methods of Stochastic Modelling with the focus on applications in real-life systems, useful for careers in the Physical and Biological Sciences, Operations Research, Engineering, Computer Science, Finance and Economics. Students will study the models, theoretical expressions for transient and stationary performance measures, and fast algorithms for their numerical evaluation. Examples of applications will be analyzed numerically using MATLAB.

Quasi Birth-and-Death Processes: The matrix-geometric property. Matrices R, G and U. Linear progression algorithm. Logarithmic Reduction algorithm. Stochastic-Fluid Processes: Matrix Psi(s). Generator matrix Q(s). Taboo matrices G(x,y) and H(x,y). Transient analysis. Stationary analysis. Loss rates. Quadratic algorithms based on Newton's method and Logarithmic Reduction algorithm. Simulation-based techniques. Bounded models, multi-layered models, two-dimensional models.

WEIGHT: 12.5%

ASSESSMENT: 3hr exam (80%), assignments (20%)

TEACHING PATTERN: 3x1-hr lectures, 1x1-hr lab-tutorial

Note: Class attendance may still be required

   Web supported - H
Online access to some part of this unit online is optional
   Resource supported teaching & learning - H
Additional resources are provided for your optional use; e.g. audio taped lectures
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Prereq Any second year unit in Mathematics

Hobart Co-op Bookshop Website - Semester (Sem 1)

STAFF: Dr M O’Reilly

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