Strong Law of Large Numbers for Branching Markov Chains

C. Takacs

2002, v.8, №1, 107-116

ABSTRACT

We consider the Markov chains whose index-sets are infinite trees. Given a certain state, we calculate its relative frequency up to generation $n$ of the tree and consider the limit $n \rightarrow \infty$. In this setting we prove a strong law of large numbers for Markov chains with finite state space and irreducible aperiodic transition matrix, and trees with uniformly bounded degree.

Keywords: strong law of large numbers,infinite tree,branching Markov chain,population composition

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