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ANract-The idea of thermodynamic depth put forth by Lloyd and Pagels requires the computation of the entropy of Markov trajecto-ries. Toward this end we consider an irreducible finite state Markov chain with transition matrix P and associated entropy rate H(X) =-c; j p;I';j log P;j, where p is the stationary distribution given by the solution of /I = MI'. A… (More)

Abstruct-In this partially tutorial paper, we examine minimal trellis representations of linear block codes and analyze several measures of trellis complexity: maximum state and edge dimensions , total span length, and total vertices, edges and mergers. We obtain bounds on these complexities as extensions of well-known dimensiodlength profile (DLP) bounds.… (More)

A Wald-like equation is proved for the entropy of a ran-db@y, stopped sequence of independent identically distributed discrete random variables XI, X2,. with a nonanticipating stopping time N.

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