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In the rest of the book we focus mainly on ergodic DTMCs. 3 Mean First Recurrence Time and Steady State Distributions For an ergodic system we know that xi is the probability of being in state i at any time, after steady state has been reached. But we also know that Mii is the mean recurrence time for state i. Hence, the probability of being in state i is given as 1/Mii . 9 Numerical Computations of the Invariant Vectors In this section, we distinguish between ﬁnite and inﬁnite state Markov chains as we present the methods.

Let (n) n (n) n ∞ Pi j (z) = ∑∞ n=1 pi j z and Fi j (z) = ∑n=1 f i j z , |z| < 1 be the probability generating functions (pgf) of the probability of transition times and that of the ﬁrst passage times, respectively. Taking the pgf of the ﬁrst passage equation we obtain: Fi j (z) = Pi j (z) − Fi j (z)Pj j (z) = Pi j (z) . 1 + Pj j (z) d n F (z) The nth factorial moment of the ﬁrst passage time is then given as dzi jn |z→1 . However, this is not simple to evaluate unless Pi j (z) has a nice and simple structure.

1 Ergodic Chains Ergordic Markov chains are those chains that are irreducible, aperiodic and positive recurrent. Proving ergodicity could be very involved in some cases. Let P be the transition matrix of an ergodic DTMC. If the probability vector of the initial state of the system is given by x(0) , then the probability vector of the state of the system at any time is given by x(n) = x(n−1) P = x(0) Pn As n → ∞ we have x(n) → x =⇒ x(n) → xP, which is known as the invariant (stationary) probability vector of the system.