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A note on expected hitting times for birth and death chains

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  • Palacios, JoséLuis
  • Tetali, Prasad

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Using the electric network approach, we give closed form formulas for the expected hitting times in (finite and infinite) birth and death chains.

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  • Palacios, JoséLuis & Tetali, Prasad, 1996. "A note on expected hitting times for birth and death chains," Statistics & Probability Letters, Elsevier, vol. 30(2), pages 119-125, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:stapro:v:30:y:1996:i:2:p:119-125
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    Cited by:

    1. Bapat, R.B., 2011. "On the first passage time of a simple random walk on a tree," Statistics & Probability Letters, Elsevier, vol. 81(10), pages 1552-1558, October.
    2. Haiyan, Chen & Fuji, Zhang, 2004. "The expected hitting times for graphs with cutpoints," Statistics & Probability Letters, Elsevier, vol. 66(1), pages 9-17, January.
    3. Palacios, José Luis, 2000. "A note on circular Markov chains," Statistics & Probability Letters, Elsevier, vol. 47(3), pages 301-306, April.

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