Definition:Mathematical Model/Parameter

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Let $P$ be a stochastic process which is being modelled by means of a model $M$.

A parameter of $M$ is a number which implements some aspect of $P$ which is designed so as to be able to be modified during the evolution of $P$ as a result of analysis of the behaviour of $P$ over time.


$1$: Introduction:
$1.3$ Basic Ideas in Model Building:
$1.3.1$ Parsimony