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A stochastic, or random, process describes the correlation or evolution of random events. It is used to model stock market fluctuations and electronic/audio-visual/biological signals. Among the most well-known stochastic processes are random walks and Brownian motion.

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### Modified gambler's ruin problem: quit when going bankruptcy or losing $k$ dollars in all

In each round, the gambler either wins and earns 1 dollar, or loses 1 dollar. The winning probability in each round is $p<1/2$. The gambler initially has $a$ dollars. He quits the game when he has ...
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### A proposition about a stochastically continuous process with independent increments.

Let $\left(\Omega\ ,\mathcal{F}\ ,\mathbb{P} \right)$ be a probability space with filtration $F=\left\{ \mathcal{F_t} \right\}_{t\geqslant0}$ , and $X=\left\{ X_t \right\}_{t\geqslant0}$ is an ...
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### Modified Bernoulli trials

Consider the modified version of i.i.d. Bernoulli trials where the first success in a success run is converted into a failure, e.g. 'FFSSSSFFSSS' $\rightarrow$ 'FFFSSSFFFSS'. Let the original success ...
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### Solve Kolmogorov differential equations for birth-death process with constant rates

I need to solve the Kolmogorov forward equations for a birth-death process whose birth/death rates $\lambda_k,k=0,\ldots$ and $\mu_k,k=1,\ldots$ are constant, i.e., $\lambda_k=\lambda$ and $\mu_k=\mu$...
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### Applying Ito formula to Ito process

I would like to simplify the expression $\left(\phi(s_{1})\cdot(X_{s_{1}}-X_{s_{2}})+\phi(s_{2})\cdot(X_{s_{2}}-X_{s_{3}})+\ldots+\phi(s_{n-1})\cdot(X_{s_{n-1}}-X_{s_{n}})\right)^{2}$ where $X_{t}$ ...
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### “Return probability” to origin of a variant of the random walk.

Let $\{\epsilon_t\}_{t\ge0}$ be an iid sequence of random variables and let $\lambda>1$. I am interested in the following process: Let $X_0 = 0$ and $$X_{t+1} = \lambda(X_t+\epsilon_t).$$ This ...
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### M/G/1 queuing system with two arrivals

I have a queuing system with two independent Poisson arrivals with rates $\lambda_1$ and $\lambda_2$. But, the service time for each arrival is different. Suppose f_1(s) and f_2(s) are the pdf of ...
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### Data transmission process PDF

Given the quasi-defined data transmission random process: $X(t) =\sum_{n=-\infty}^{+\infty} a_n \pi_T(t - nT)$ where $a_n$ are statistically independent RVs that can either assume the value 0 or 1 ...
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### Minimal value of probability according to the difference of a Levy-process

Can we conclude for a Levy-Process, that for all $\epsilon>0$ it holds that $\min_{s\in [0,t]} \mathbb P\left(\left|X_t-X_s\right|\leq \epsilon\right)>0$? Stochastic continuity doesn't seem to ...
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### If $(W_t)_{t\ge 0}$ is a $L^2(D)$-valued Wiener process, then $W_t(x)$ is normally distributed

Let $d\in\mathbb N$ $\lambda$ denote the Lebesgue measure on $\mathbb R^d$ $D\subseteq\mathbb R^d$ be a domain $U:=L^2(D)$ and $\langle\;\cdot\;,\;\cdot\;\rangle:=\langle\;\cdot\;,\;\cdot\;\rangle_U$...
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### Relationship Between $\mathbb{E}$(time) and $\mathbb{E}$(Repetition)

Consider aa Stochastic Process with Expected value of time of occurring =T (less than infinity). Can we deduce that Expected value of number of occurrences until time T is equal to 1?? If not, in ...
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### Optimal average utility of the processing network needed

In "Utility Optimal Scheduling in Processing Networks" by Michael J. Neely et al an example of processing network is provided. There are three queues ($q_1,q_2,q_3$) in the network and two processors (...
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### Role of alpha-stability for subordinators

A Lévy process $\left\{ X_{t}\right\}$with values in $\mathbb{R}^{+}$ is termed a subordinator if it is a.s. increasing as a function of $t$, i.e. the map $t\mapsto X_{t}(\omega)$ is increasing for ...