Title: Some comments on the teaching of stochastic processes to engineers

Authors: David R. Cox, Anthony C. Davison

Addresses: Nuffield College, Oxford OX1 1NF, England, UK. ' Department of Statistics, 1 S. Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3TG, England, UK

Abstract: The contribution of stochastic processes in modelling dynamic phenomenena is reviewed. The key ideas are identified, the importance of careful formulation is emphasised and the roles of analytical solution and simulation discussed. A simple example is investigated in a little detail.

Keywords: Markov process; Poisson process; probability; queues; simulation; strength of materials; stochastic modelling; dynamic systems; engineering education.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCEELL.1994.030285

International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning, 1994 Vol.4 No.1/2, pp.24 - 30

Published online: 14 Dec 2009 *

Full-text access for editors Access for subscribers Purchase this article Comment on this article