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The collision branching process

The collision branching process

Chen, Anyue, Pollett, Phil, Zhang, Hanjun and Li, Junping (2004) The collision branching process. Journal of Applied Probability, 41 (4). pp. 1033-1048. ISSN 0021-9002 (Print), 1475-6072 (Online) (doi:

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We consider a branching model, which we call the collision branching process (CBP), that accounts for the effect of collisions, or interactions, between particles or individuals. We establish that there is a unique CBP, and derive necessary and sufficient conditions for it to be nonexplosive. We review results on extinction probabilities, and obtain explicit expressions for the probability of explosion and the expected hitting times. The upwardly skip-free case is studied in some detail.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: regularity, extinction probability, hitting time
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences
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