STK2130 – Modelling by Stochastic Processes
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
The concept stochastic process is introduced. Markov processes in discrete and continuous time with discrete and continuous state space are defined and several examples using stochastic processes for model building are given.
After completing the course you will:
- understand what a stochastic process is and be familiar with some of the most common techniques for analyzing such processes;
- know the basic properties of Markov chains in discrete time such as periodicity, recurrence, transcience and null-recurrence;
- have seen some applications of Markov chains in discrete time;
- be familiar with Poisson processes and understand the relation to the exponential distribution;
- have been introduced to some of the most basic discrete Markov chains indexed by continuous time;
- understand what a Brownian motion is and have seen some examples of the use of such processes.
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Formal prerequisite knowledge
In addition to fulfilling the Higher Education Entrance Qualification, applicants have to meet the following special admission requirements:
Mathematics R1 (or Mathematics S1 and S2) + R2
And in addition one of these:
- Physics (1+2)
- Chemistry (1+2)
- Biology (1+2)
- Information technology (1+2)
- Geosciences (1+2)
- Technology and theories of research (1+2)
The special admission requirements may also be covered by equivalent studies from Norwegian upper secondary school or by other equivalent studies (in Norwegian).
Recommended previous knowledge
*The information about overlaps for discontinued courses may not be complete. If you have questions, please contact the Department.
3 hours of lectures, 2 hours of exercises/datalab in groups under guidance and 1 hour of topics examined in plenum.
The number of groups offered can be adjusted during the semester, depending on attendance.
Final written examination.
Examination support material
Approved calculator and formula lists for STK1100/ STK1110.
Language of examination
Subjects taught in English will only offer the exam paper in English.
You may write your examination paper in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English.
Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.
Explanations and appeals
Resit an examination
This course offers both postponed and resit of examination. Read more:
Withdrawal from an examination
It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.
Special examination arrangements
Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.
The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.