Markov Chains pp 423-489 | Cite as

Continuous-Time Markov Chains

  • Pierre Brémaud
Part of the Texts in Applied Mathematics book series (TAM, volume 31)


A random point process is, roughly speaking, a countable random set of points of the real line. In most applications to engineering and operations research, a point of a point process is the time of occurrence of some event, and this is why points are also called events. For instance, the arrival times of customers at the desk of a post office or of jobs at the central processing unit of a computer are point process events.


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  • Pierre Brémaud
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  1. 1.ParisFrance

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