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Ergodic theorems for a certain class of Markoff processes

Kennedy, Maurice (1954) Ergodic theorems for a certain class of Markoff processes. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology.


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A system, whose state may be described by a point t in a bounded set in Euclidean space, is considered. At every unit interval of time, attractions [...] towards certain points [...] are applied with probabilities [...], where t is the state of the system. Given the initial probability distribution [...] for the state of the system, the problem is to obtain limiting theorems for the distribution at the nth unit of time as [...]. Subject to certain conditions on [...] and [...] such convergence theorems are obtained. Some particular properties for the case, where the attractions are toward the vertices of a simplex, are discussed. Finally the one-dimensional learning model is considered.

Item Type:Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Major Option:Mathematics
Thesis Committee:
  • Karlin, Samuel (chair)
Defense Date:1 January 1954
Record Number:etd-01072004-100602
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ID Code:46
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Deposited On:08 Jan 2004
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