**Markov Chain Models — Rarity and Exponentiality by Julian Keilson**

English | PDF | 1979 | 199 Pages | ISBN : 0387904050 | 15.8 MB

in failure time distributions for systems modeled by finite chains. This introductory chapter attempts to provide an over view of the material and ideas covered. The presentation is loose and fragmentary, and should be read lightly initially. Subsequent perusal from time to time may help tie the mat erial together and provide a unity less readily obtainable otherwise. The detailed presentation begins in Chapter 1, and some readers may prefer to begin there directly. §O.l. Time-Reversibility and Spectral Representation. Continuous time chains may be discussed in terms of discrete time chains by a uniformizing procedure (§2.l) that simplifies and unifies the theory and enables results for discrete and continuous time to be discussed simultaneously.