Some analytic properties of semigroups of positive matrices, transition matrices, p-functions and semi-p-functions

Ezekiel, Gordon J. (1983) Some analytic properties of semigroups of positive matrices, transition matrices, p-functions and semi-p-functions. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

In this dissertation we deal with four related mathematical entities: transition matrices and their generalization (semigroups of positive matrices), p-functions (which can arise from the diagonal elements of a transition matrix) and their generalization (semi-p-functions). In Chapter 1 we define these entities. In Chapter 2 we discuss continuity under the assumption of measurability alone. The remaining three chapters deal with standard entities only (i.e., those which enjoy a continuity condition at t=0) since most authors assume standardness anyway. Chapter 3 deals with continuity, Chapter 4 with differentiability at t=0, and Chapter 5 with differentiability at t>0. Counter examples are given for outstanding cases.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/5577
Item ID: 5577
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 89-91.
Department(s): Science, Faculty of > Mathematics and Statistics
Date: 1983
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Markov processes

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