Markov chain, periodic
A non-decomposable homogeneous Markov chain , in which each state has period larger than 1, that is,
In a non-decomposable Markov chain (cf. Markov chain, non-decomposable) all states have the same period. If , then the Markov chain is called aperiodic.
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