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Then on {T > n}, Xn ∈ E0 (this fails for n = 0 if X0 ∈ E0 ) and hence Ei [Yn+1 | Fn ] ≤ Ei h(Xn+1 ); T > n Fn = I(T > n)Ei [h(Xn+1 ) | Fn ] ≤ I(T > n)h(Xn ) = Yn . e. s. , Yn → Y∞ . Suppose the chain is transient. e. h(Xn ) → ∞, and since Y∞ < ∞, we must have Pi (T = ∞) = 0. But Pi (T < ∞) = 1 for all i ∈ E0 implies that some j ∈ E0 is recurrent, a contradiction. (ii) Again let X0 = i ∈ E0 . 5), we get on {T > n} that Ei [Yn+1 | Fn ] ≤ I(T > n)Ei [h(Xn+1 ) | Fn ] ≤ Yn − I(T > n). Again, the same is obvious on {T ≤ n} and hence n 0 ≤ Ei Yn+1 ≤ Ei Yn − Pi (T > n) ≤ · · · ≤ Ei Y0 − Pi (T > k).

Now if π is stationary for {Xn }, its restriction to Er is also stationary for {Xnd }, 18 I. Markov Chains and thus by uniqueness π is a convex combination Since d−1 0 αr π (r) of the π (r) . αr+1 = Pπ (X1 ∈ Er ) = Pπ (X0 ∈ Er ) = αr , we must even have αr = d−1 . Also, the limiting behaviour of pnjk can easily (r) be seen from pnd if j, ∈ Er . Indeed, if j ∈ Er then pnd+s = 0 for j → π jk all n if k ∈ Er+s , whereas if k ∈ Er+s then by dominated convergence pnd+s = jk (r+s) psj pnd k → ∈Er+s ∈Er+s psj πk (r+s) = πk = dπk .

In the transient case, I(Xn = j) = 0 eventually so that the Pi – expectation pnij must tend to zero. In the null recurrent case, write n pnij Pi (τ (j) = k)un−k where un = pnjj . 3 un → 0. 1) and ✷ appealing to dominated convergence yields pnij → 0. 2 (ergodic theorem for markov chains) Suppose that the chain is irreducible, positive recurrent and aperiodic with stationary distribution π. Then pnij → πj for all j. That is, P n → 1π. Proof. 1). 2, un → µ−1 where µ is the mean recurrence time Ej τ (j) = πj−1 .