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"This text is unique in bringing together so many resultshitherto found only in part in other texts and papers. Thetext is fairly self-contained, inclusive of some basic mathematicalresults needed, and provides a rich diet of examples, applications,and exercises. The bibliographical material at the end of eachchapter is excellent, not only from a historical perspective, butbecause it is valuable for researchers in acquiring a goodperspective of the MDP research potential."
--Zentralblatt fur Mathematik
". it is of great value to advanced-level students,researchers, and professional practitioners of this field to havenow a complete volume (with more than 600 pages) devoted to thistopic. Markov Decision Processes: Discrete Stochastic DynamicProgramming represents an up-to-date, unified, and rigoroustreatment of theoretical and computational aspects of discrete-timeMarkov decision processes."
--Journal of the American Statistical Association