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Markov chains: period of a state

  1. Nov 29, 2015 #1

    I am trying to understand the intuition of the definition of the period of a state in a Markov chain.

    Say for example we can go from state i to state i in 3,5,7,9,11.... and so on steps.
    The gcd here is one. So is this aperiodic state or one with periodicity of 2.

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  3. Nov 30, 2015 #2


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