By George G. Yin, Qing Zhang
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If a weakly irreducible Markov chain contains only one communicating class of recurrent states, and if there are no transient states, then the Markov chain is irreducible. 22 2. 8 (Quasi-Stationary Distribution). 7) satisfying v(t) 2: 0. 9. While studying problems of stationary Markov chains, the stationary distributions play an important role. In the context of nonstationary Markov chains, they are replaced by the quasi-stationary distributions, which will be used extensively in this book. If v(t) = v > 0, it is termed a stationary distribution.
If v(t) = v > 0, it is termed a stationary distribution. 8, if Q(t) is weakly irreducible, then there is a quasi-stationary distribution. Note that the rank of a weakly irreducible m x m matrix Q(t) is m - 1, for each t 2: 0. The definition given above emphasizes the probabilistic interpretation. An equivalent definition for the weak irreducibility that pinpoints the algebraic properties of Q(t) is given below. 38 in Appendix. 10. 8) has only the trivial (zero) solution. In the subsequent development, we often need to treat nonhomogeneous systems of linear equations.
One can only rely on the measurements or use some form of Monte Carlo method (see various examples in Kushner and Yin ). Although discrete procedures are often used, one needs to consider continuous-time algorithms when the sampling rate is high. Let x, ~ E R n and f : R,n f---t R n be a continuous function satisfying certain conditions. 3) d:~t) = a(t)(f(x(t)) + e(t)), where a(t) > 0, a(t) 0 as t ---7 ---7 00 and 1 00 a(t)dt = 00. Typically used step size sequences take the form a(t) = - 1 t7 with 1 2<'Y~I.