Comparison of cutoffs between lazy walks and Markovian semigroups

Guan-Yu Chen, Laurent Saloff-Coste

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We make a connection between the continuous time and lazy discrete time Markov chains through the comparison of cutoffs and mixing time in total variation distance. For illustration, we consider finite birth and death chains and provide a criterion on cutoffs using eigenvalues of the transition matrix.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)943-959
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Applied Probability
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2013


  • Cutoff phenomenon
  • Markov chain

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