By Sophia L. Kalpazidou

This publication is a prototype delivering new perception into Markovian dependence through the cycle decompositions. It provides a scientific account of a category of stochastic methods often called cycle (or circuit) approaches - so-called simply because they are outlined through directed cycles. those procedures have designated and significant homes during the interplay among the geometric houses of the trajectories and the algebraic characterization of the Markov method. a massive software of this process is the perception it presents to electric networks and the duality precept of networks. specifically, it presents a wholly new method of countless electric networks and their functions in subject matters as assorted as random walks, the class of Riemann surfaces, and to operator concept. the second one variation of this e-book provides new advances to many instructions, which show wide-ranging interpretations of the cycle representations like homologic decompositions, orthogonality equations, Fourier sequence, semigroup equations, and disintegration of measures. the flexibility of those interpretations is for this reason inspired via the life of algebraic-topological rules within the basics of the cycle representations. This ebook includes bankruptcy summaries in addition to a couple of certain illustrations. evaluation of the sooner version: "This is a really helpful monograph which avoids prepared methods and opens new learn views. it's going to definitely stimulate extra paintings, particularly at the interaction of algebraic and geometrical features of Markovian dependence and its generalizations." Math reports.

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**Cycle Representations of Markov Processes (Stochastic Modelling and Applied Probability)**

This e-book is a prototype supplying new perception into Markovian dependence through the cycle decompositions. It offers a scientific account of a category of stochastic techniques referred to as cycle (or circuit) approaches - so-called simply because they are outlined by way of directed cycles. those procedures have distinctive and critical homes in the course of the interplay among the geometric houses of the trajectories and the algebraic characterization of the Markov method.

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1, we see that the Markov chain ξ is irreducible, that is, for any pair (i, j) of states either pij > 0, or there exists a path (i, i1 ), (i1 , i2 ), . . , (in , j) such that pii1 pi1 i2 . . pin j > 0. The oriented graph G associated with an irreducible Markov chain is strongly connected. (Recall that (i, j) is an edge of G if and only if pij > 0). In the case of a circuit Markov chain associated with a collection (C, wc ) irreducibility has a complete expression in terms of the circuits of C as follows: any two states i and j are circuit-edge-connected, that is, there exists a sequence of directed circuits c1 , .

Bλ1 with the directed circuits c1 , c2 , . . , cλ2 (here we consider that the circuits have distinct points (excepts for the terminals)). 7) ⎧ ⎨ +1, if the jth edge is positively incident on the sth point; = −1, if the jth edge is negatively incident on the sth point; ⎩ 0, otherwise. Notice that the columns of η are linearly dependent. When we do not need this linear dependence we can choose a reference point of the graph of w, and then delete the corresponding column in the matrix η. 8) ⎧ ⎨ +1, if the jth edge is positively included in the kth circuit; = −1, if the jth edge is negatively included in the kth circuit; ⎩ 0, otherwise.

2. Let S = {1, 2, 3, 4} and let w(i, j), i, j ∈ S, be given by the matrix ⎛ ⎞ 3/12 1/12 1/12 1/12 ⎜ 0 0 1/12 0 ⎟ ⎜ ⎟. 2). 2. 4). 3, where we recognize two types of connections: (i) the connections of the directed edges b1 , b2 , . . , bλ1 with the points n1 , n2 , . . , nλ0 ; and (ii) the connections of the directed edges b1 , b2 , . . , bλ1 with the directed circuits c1 , c2 , . . , cλ2 (here we consider that the circuits have distinct points (excepts for the terminals)). 7) ⎧ ⎨ +1, if the jth edge is positively incident on the sth point; = −1, if the jth edge is negatively incident on the sth point; ⎩ 0, otherwise.