Ergodic Properties of Population I: The One Sex Model

  • Beresford Parlett
Part of the Biomathematics book series (BIOMATHEMATICS, volume 6)


The requirements Parlett introduces for stability of non-negative matrices, irreducibility and primitivity, have an intuitive base. Irreducibility translates as the restriction that the projection matrix be for a single population, as in the continuous form of the renewal equation. (Matrix techniques for extracting stable roots and vectors do not apply to non-interacting populations; nor in general would such populations have the same roots.)


Ergodic Theorem Projection Matrix Positive Element Intrinsic Growth Rate Nonnegative Matrice 
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