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    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 ?
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    Re: is itpossible to transition from 1 non-absorbing state to another non-absorbing s

    Quote Originally Posted by mathlearn View Post
    In a Markov process, is it possible to transition from one non-absorbing state to another non-absorbing state ?
    why not?
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    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...
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    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 ?
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    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..
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