# is itpossible to transition from 1 non-absorbing state to another non-absorbing state

• Sep 20th 2012, 01:05 PM
mathlearn
is itpossible to transition from 1 non-absorbing state to another non-absorbing state
In a Markov process, is it possible to transition from one non-absorbing state to another non-absorbing state ?
• Sep 20th 2012, 07:09 PM
harish21
Re: is itpossible to transition from 1 non-absorbing state to another non-absorbing s
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Originally Posted by mathlearn
In a Markov process, is it possible to transition from one non-absorbing state to another non-absorbing state ?

why not?
• Sep 20th 2012, 09:24 PM
mathlearn
Re: is itpossible to transition from 1 non-absorbing state to another non-absorbing s
I thought it is only possible to go from to do transition from one NON-absorbing state to absorbing state...
• Sep 20th 2012, 09:26 PM
mathlearn
Re: is itpossible to transition from 1 non-absorbing state to another non-absorbing s
but at the same time I think, if there is a non-zero transition rate... so I guess in a Markov process, it is definitely possible to transition from one NON-absorbing state to another NON-absorbing state , right ?
• Sep 20th 2012, 09:49 PM
harish21
Re: is itpossible to transition from 1 non-absorbing state to another non-absorbing s
$\left[\begin{array}{cc}0.4&0.6\\0.5&0.5\end{array}\right]$

this is an example of a simple markov process where you can go from state 1 to state 2 and from state 2 to state 1. Both the states are non-absorbing. So..