Applications of discrete mathematics by John G Michaels; Kenneth H Rosen

By John G Michaels; Kenneth H Rosen

Every one bankruptcy of this supplement to any path in discrete arithmetic examines an program to company, computing device technological know-how, the sciences, or the social sciences. scholars paintings those chapter-length types utilizing simple recommendations of combinatorics, graphs, recursion, family, common sense, likelihood, and finite nation machines

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These are the probabilities given in (iii). Note that if the initial state is known, as in Example 1, we still can express this in terms of an initial distribution. For example, if the Markov chain is known to be initially in state BI<, then we have ql< = 1 and qj = 0 for i =F Ie. This says that with probability 1, the Markov chain is initially in state 81<. It is very useful to arrange the transition probabilities Pij in an N x N matrix T (N is the number of elements in the state space), so that the (i,j)th entry will be Pij.

We can make probabilistic predictions about the value 22 Applications of Discrete Mathematics of Xk+l as soon as the value of Xk is known, without knowing anything about X 0, X 1, ... X k-1. In fact, we can state explicitly ifi=j=00ri=j=4 1 p(Xk = jlXk-1 = i) = { ! 5 of Discrete Mathematics and Its Applications, Second Edition, by Rosen), namely, the probability that the gambler will have $j after the (k + 1)st coin toss, given that the gambler had $i after k tosses. 0 The probabilities expressed in (1) are called transition probabilities.

D) Verify that rk = k/ N, 0 $ k $ N, satisfies the recurrence relation found in part c). P(E) = P(A)P(EIA) = = 10. A drunkard decides to take a walk around the perimeter of the Pentagon. ), he flips a coin to determine whether to go back to the last corner or to go to the next one. a) Find the appropriate state space for this random process. Model the position of the drunkard as a Markov chain with 5 states. In particular, find the appropriate transition probability matrix. 2). Give a description of the long-term behavior of the Markov chain.

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