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Bandit problems: sequential allocation of experiments by Donald A. Berry

By Donald A. Berry

Our objective in scripting this monograph is to offer a complete remedy of the topic. We outline bandit difficulties and provides the required foundations in bankruptcy 2. some of the very important effects that experience seemed within the literature are awarded in later chapters; those are interspersed with new effects. We supply proofs except they're really easy or the result's now not utilized in the sequel. we have now simplified a few arguments such a lot of of the proofs given are usually conceptual instead of calculational. All effects given were included into our variety and notation.

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