Binary numbers

sampe99 at my-deja.com sampe99 at my-deja.com
Fri Feb 9 13:44:35 CET 2001



> How are you planning on deciding which one of the many n-th roots
> of your matrix is the "right" one? (Is there some reason to
> think that your matrix _has_ an n-th root which is also a
> transition matrix???)

All matrices with negative or complex elements can be excluded and
those left can be ranked after certain criterias. The question if there
exist a transition matrix or not among the roots is still left
unanswered. My intuitive feeling is that there exists one
unique "correct" matrix after my experiments on 3x3 and 4x4 matrices
(calculations by hand).

If I have a transistion matrix and want to transform it to a longer
time horizon I take the n:th power of it (under certain assumptions).


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