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Title: El procés de ramificació de Galton-Watson: el problema de l'extinció dels cognoms
Author: Tarragó Pascual, Guillem
Director: Rovira Escofet, Carles
Keywords: Processos de ramificació
Tesis
Models matemàtics
Genealogia
Família
Noms propis
Branching processes
Theses
Mathematical models
Genealogy
Family
Proper names
Issue Date: 3-Feb-2016
Abstract: From ancient times, people have been worried about the possibility of their lineages and surnames being extinguished. This question affected, above all, to the highest classes. Even though they looked for social and/or biological conditions at the beginning, the problem was focused from a statistic perspective during the 18th and 19th centuries. The main objective of our work is studying the mathematical model behind this question, known as the branching process of Galton-Watson. Once the main results of this theory have been developed, we will be able to calculate the extinction probability of a population or family, though also we will be able to estimate it from a set of empirical observations.
Note: Treballs Finals de Grau de Matemàtiques, Facultat de Matemàtiques, Universitat de Barcelona, Any: 2016, Director: Carles Rovira Escofet
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2445/98563
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