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Compound Poisson limit theorems for Markov chains

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  14 July 2016

Shoou-Ren Hsiau*
National Changhua University of Education
Postal address: Department of Mathematics, National Changhua University of Education, Changhua, Taiwan 50058, Republic of China.


This paper establishes a compound Poisson limit theorem for the sum of a sequence of multi-state Markov chains. Our theorem generalizes an earlier one by Koopman for the two-state Markov chain. Moreover, a similar approach is used to derive a limit theorem for the sum of the k th-order two-state Markov chain.

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This research is supported by National Science Council of Republic of China.


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