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A Note on Finite Homogeneous Continuous-Time Markov Chains

S. Tavaré
Biometrics
Vol. 35, No. 4 (Dec., 1979), pp. 831-834
DOI: 10.2307/2530117
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2530117
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A Note on Finite Homogeneous Continuous-Time Markov Chains
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Abstract

A simple and intuitive method of deriving some properties of finite homogeneous continuous-time Markov chains is given. These chains have absorbing barriers, and arise in the study of population genetics. The method involves the representation of such a process in terms of a discrete Markov chain, and a series of waiting times, which reconstruct the original time scale. An example from population genetics is given.

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