Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2021Year School/Graduate School School of Integrated Arts and Sciences Department of Integrated Arts and Sciences
Lecture Code ANM19001 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 確率過程論
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Theory of Stochastic Processes
Instructor KODAMA MEI
コダマ メイ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 3rd-Year,  First Semester,  2Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (2T) Thur5-8:IAS C808
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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My teaching style in this class is heavily depend on a blackboard. 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language on Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 3 : Undergraduate High-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 25 : Science and Technology
Course Area(Discipline) 01 : Mathematics/Statistics
Eligible Students
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Criterion referenced
Integrated Arts and Sciences
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・Knowledge and understanding of the importance and characteristics of each discipline and basic theoretical framework.
・The knowledge and understanding  to fully recognize the mutual relations and their importance among individual academic diciplines.
(Abilities and Skills)
・The ability and skills to specify necessary theories and methods for consideration of issues. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
"Stochastic processes" is a mathematical concept to describe time development
of random phenomena, such as the fluctuation of stock prices or the length of a queue for a cash dispenser.
The aim of this course is to introduce students to some basic concepts regarding the theory of stochastic processes and to develop their problem-solving skills.
Class Schedule lesson 1: guidance, foundation of probability #1
lesson 2:  foundation of probability #2
lesson 3: probability space, random variable
lesson 4: analytical theory of probabiity distribution
lesson 5: independency and dependency of random variables
lesson 6: foundation of the limit theorem
lesson 7: random walk
lesson 8: Markov chain #1
lesson 9: Markov chain #2
lesson 10: counting process
lesson 11: continuous-time Markov chains #1
lesson 12: continuous-time Markov chains #2
lesson 13: queuing sysem #1
lesson 14: queuing sysem #2
lesson 15: queuing sysem #3, conclusion

report, mini examination, final examination 
確率論, 大平徹, 森北出版
確率過程の基礎, R.デュレット, 丸善出版
確率モデル要論, 尾畑伸明, 牧野書店
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PC or AV used in
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Preparation and
The materials will be used in Bb9 system.
No.1: guidance and basics of probability #1 will be reviewed.
No.2: the basics of probability #2 will be reviewed.
No.3: the basic properties of probability space, random variables, and
the basics of stochastic processes will be explained.
No.4: one-dimensional distribution, discrete distribution, continuous
distribution, density function, etc. will be explained.
No.5: independence and conditional probabilities of events, independent random variables, etc. will be explained.
No.6: the convergence of random variable sequences, the law of large
numbers, and the central limit theorem will be explained.
No.7: one-dimensional random walk, Catalan number, recursion, etc. will be explained.
No.8,9: the state space, transition probabilities, recursiveness,
number of arrivals, stationary distribution, and Markov chains will be
No.10: birth and death process, Poisson process will be explained.
No.11,12: the definition of continuous-time Markov chains, transition
probabilities, limit behavior, queing theory, renewal theory, etc. will be explained.
No.13-15: The basics of the queuing system (M/M/1 system, M/M/1/K system, etc.) will be explained. Finally, we summarize this lecture. 
Requirements The prerequisites for this class are Calculus and Linear Algebra.
Familiarity with infinite series is desirable.
Grading Method Students will be graded based on their report 20%, mini exam 20% and final exam 60%. 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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