On Cycle Representatins of Random Walks in Fixed, Random Environments
Chrysoula Ganatsiou
Department of Civil Engineering, University of Thessaly, Volos, Greece

Following the context of the theory of cycle-circuit representations of Markov processes, regarding the representations of Markov processes as decompositions in terms of the circuit passage functions, we attempt to investigate unique representations by directed circuits and weights for random walks with jumps in fixed, random environments, that is, to provide proper unique Markov chains' circuit representations of these random walks in ergodic fixed, random environments. This will give us the possibility to study the criterions regarding the properties of recurrence or transience of the corresponding Markov chain, the circuit chain.


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Keywords: cycle representations; random walk; circuits and weights; fixed, random environment

Biography: Dr. of Mathematics and Statistics

University of Thessaly

Department of Civil Engineering

School of Technological Sciences

Section of Mathematics and Statistics

Pedion Areos, 38334, Volos, Greece