Approaching consensus can be delicate when positions harden
AbstractA model of consensus leads to examples in which the ergodic behavior of a nonstationary product of random nonnegative matrices depends discontinuously on a continuous parameter. In these examples, a product of random matrices, each of which is a scrambling stochastic matrix, changes from being weakly ergodic (asymptotically of rank 1) with probability 1 to being weakly ergodic with probability 0 as a parameter of the process changes smoothly.
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Volume (Year): 22 (1986)
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