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Galton-Watson process

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2010 Mathematics Subject Classification: Primary: 60J80 [MSN][ZBL]

A branching process with one type of particles and with discrete time. Named after F. Galton and G. Watson who were the first to study (1873) the problem of degeneration of a family.


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[AN] K.B. Arthreya, P.E. Ney, "Branching processes" , Springer (1972)
[H] Th.E. Harris, "The theory of branching processes" , Springer (1963)
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Galton–Watson process. Encyclopedia of Mathematics. URL: http://www.encyclopediaofmath.org/index.php?title=Galton%E2%80%93Watson_process&oldid=22478