# 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.

#### References

- [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.

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