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The proportion of the population never hearing a rumour

  • Aidan Sudbury (a1)

For a model of a rumour, first given a non-rigorous treatment by Maki and Thompson, it is shown that the proportion of the population never hearing the rumour converges in probability to 0.203 as the population size tends to∞.

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Postal address: Department of Mathematics, Monash University, Clayton, VIC 3168, Australia.
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Frauenthal, J. C. (1980) Mathematical Modelling in Epidemiology. Springer-Verlag, Berlin.
Maki, D. P. and Thompson, M. (1973) Mathematical Models and Applications. Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, N.J.
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Journal of Applied Probability
  • ISSN: 0021-9002
  • EISSN: 1475-6072
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