Terminating Markov Chain

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Discrete Phase-type Distribution - Definition
... A terminating Markov chain is a Markov chain where all states are transient, except one which is absorbing ... Reordering the states, the transition probability matrix of a terminating Markov chain with transient states is where is a matrix and ... if it is the distribution of the first passage time to the absorbing state of a terminating Markov chain with finitely many states ...

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