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10. 6) k∈E and that h(i) > h(j) for some i ∈ E0 and all j ∈ E0 . 7) k∈E for some A < ∞, then the chain is null recurrent or transient . Proof. Deﬁne T as above but let now Yn = h(Xn∧T ). It is then readily veriﬁed that {Yn } is a submartingale when X0 = i ∈ E0 . s. then implies Yn → Y∞ where Ei Y∞ ≥ Ei Y0 = h(i). But Y∞ < h(i) on {T < ∞} so that Pi (T < ∞) < 1, showing transience. For (ii), we can choose j ∈ E0 such that α = Pj (τ (i) < T ) > 0. Then Ej τ (j) ≥ Ej T ≥ αEi T so that is suﬃces to show Ei T = ∞.

7), ∞ T Ei I(T ≥ n)E |Yn −Yn−1 | Fn−1 ≤ AEi T < ∞. |Yn −Yn−1 | = Ei n=1 n=1 Thus we can interchange summation and expectation to get ∞ T Ei YT = Ei Y0 + Ei ∞ (Yn − Yn−1 ) = h(i) + n=1 Ei [Yn − Yn−1 ; T ≥ n] n=1 Ei I(T ≥ n)E Yn − Yn−1 Fn−1 = h(i) + ≥ h(i), n=1 using the submartingale property in the last step. This is a contradiction ✷ since YT < h(i). 5 Suppose the chain is irreducible and recurrent, and let E0 be a ﬁnite subset of the state space E. 8) 5. Harmonic Functions, Martingales and Test Functions pjk h(k) ≤ h(j)/r, j ∈ E0 .

3) i=1 Deﬁne p K = x ∈ R : 0 ≤ xi ≤ 1, p xi = 1 , i=1 S = µ ≥ 0 : Ax ≥ µx for some x ∈ K , λ = sup {µ : µ ∈ S}. Since AK is compact, λ < ∞. 3) implies Ax ≥ x for small enough , and hence λ > 0. Now choose λn ∈ S, xn ∈ K with λn ↑ λ, Axn ≥ λn xn . Passing to a subsequence if necessary, we may assume that x = lim xn exists. Then Ax ≥ λx and we shall complete the proof by showing that indeed Ax = λx (xi > 0 is then 28 I. 3)). Otherwise let y = cAx with c > 0 chosen so that y ∈ K. 3). Hence Ay ≥ (λ + )y for some > 0, a contradiction.