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Levels of null persistency for Markov chains

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  14 July 2016

Dean Isaacson*
Affiliation:
Iowa State University
Peter Colwell*
Affiliation:
Iowa State University
*
Postal address: Department of Mathematics, Carver Hall, Iowa State University, Ames, IA50011, U.S.A.
Postal address: Department of Mathematics, Carver Hall, Iowa State University, Ames, IA50011, U.S.A.

Abstract

In the study of null-persistent Markov chains the sequence plays an important role. (See for example, Orey (1971), Athreya and Ney (1980).) In this paper we consider the rate of growth of UN to ∞ as N → ∞. This rate of growth is related to the rate of growth of as N → ∞ and also to the rate at which as n → ∞.

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Short Communications
Copyright
Copyright © Applied Probability Trust 1982 

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