A DIALYSIS SYSTEM WITH ONE ABSORBING AND ONE SEMI-REFLECTING STATE.
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MATHEMATICS RESEARCH CENTER UNIV OF WISCONSIN MADISON
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The random walk between an absorbing and a reflecting or semi-reflecting barrier has been discussed in the literature. Indeed, a biological example of such a random walk, arising from a system of countercurrent dialysis, was described by this author. In this earlier paper a technique was suggested for obtaining the probability of being in a specific state after a given number of transitions, if the probability is unity of being in the reflecting state at time zero. The present paper extends this technique to yield the full matrix of higher transition probabilities. Author
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