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Memoirs of the American Mathematical Society
2001; 98 pp; softcover
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Order Code: MEMO/150/710
The two parts of this Memoir contain two separate but related papers. The longer paper in Part A obtains necessary and sufficient conditions for several types of codings of Markov chains onto Bernoulli shifts. It proceeds by replacing the defining stochastic matrix of each Markov chain by a matrix whose entries are polynomials with positive coefficients in several variables; a Bernoulli shift is represented by a single polynomial with positive coefficients, \(p\). This transforms jointly topological and measure-theoretic coding problems into combinatorial ones. In solving the combinatorial problems in Part A, we state and make use of facts from Part B concerning \(p^n\) and its coefficients.
Part B contains the shorter paper on \(p^n\) and its coefficients, and is independent of Part A.
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