## Markov chain

(Named after Andrei Markov) A model of sequences of events where the probability of an event occurring depends upon the fact that a preceding event occurred.

A Markov process is governed by a Markov chain.

In simulation, the principle of the Markov chain is applied to the selection of samples from a probability density function to be applied to the model. Simscript II.5 uses this approach for some modelling functions.

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Last updated: 1995-02-23

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Mark I ♦ Markov ♦ **Markov chain** ♦ Markov model ♦ Markov process ♦ Markowitz

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