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Published
**1983**
by Springer-Verlag in New York
.

Written in English

- Markov processes.

**Edition Notes**

Statement | John G. Kemeny, J. Laurie Snell ; with a new appendix "Generalization of a fundamental matrix." |

Series | Undergraduate texts in mathematics |

Contributions | Snell, J. Laurie 1925- |

Classifications | |
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LC Classifications | QA274.7 .K45 1983 |

The Physical Object | |

Pagination | xi, 224 p. : |

Number of Pages | 224 |

ID Numbers | |

Open Library | OL3174668M |

ISBN 10 | 0387901922 |

LC Control Number | 83017031 |

Book Description. Presents a number of new and potentially useful self-learning (adaptive) control algorithms and theoretical as well as practical results for both unconstrained and constrained finite Markov chains-efficiently processing new information by . other structures, as well as Markov chains on groups obtained by deforma-tion of random walks are not discussed. For pointers in these directions, see [14, 16, 17, 27, 29, 31, 32, 36, 41]. 2 Background and Notation Finite Markov Chains Markov kernels and Markov chains. A Markov kernel on a ﬁnite set X is a function K: X×X→[0,1] such.

5 Discrete time Markov Chains. In this chapter we give a short survey of the properties of a class of simple stochastic processes, namely, the discrete time homogeneous Markov chains with discrete states, that widely appear both in pure and applied mathematics, and have many applications in science and technology, see e.g. [11–15].. After introducing stochastic matrices in , and discrete. Diaconis P. and Holmes S. () Three Examples of Monte-Carlo Markov Chains: at the Interface between Statistical Computing, Computer Science and Statistical Discrete Probability and Algorithms, (Aldous et al, ed.) 43– The IMA volumes in Mathematics and its Applications, Vol. 72, by:

times, Markov chains on arbitrary finite groups (including a crash-course in harmonic analysis), random generation and counting, Markov random fields, Gibbs fields, the Metropolis sampler, and simulated annealing. Readers are invited to solve as many as possible of the exercises. The book is self-contained, emphasis is laid on an. Abstract. CONTENTS 0 PREFACE 3 1 BASICS OF PROBABILITY THEORY 5 2 MARKOV CHAINS 9 3 COMPUTER SIMULATION OF MARKOV CHAINS 16 4 IRREDUCIBLE AND APERIODIC MARKOV CHAINS 22 5 STATIONARY DISTRIBUTIONS 27 6 REVERSIBLE MARKOV CHAINS 37 7 MARKOV CHAIN MONTE CARLO 42 8 THE PROPP--WILSON ALGORITHM 50 9 SIMULATED ANNEALING .

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