By Vijay K. Rohatgi, A.K. Md. Ehsanes Saleh

ISBN-10: 0471348465

ISBN-13: 9780471348467

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75) - U). 76) - U)). W . Thus 7€n. 13 of van der Wal [53] establish the existence of an optimal, simultaneously for each state, stationary policy. 6 is slightly stronger. Example (Howard [23], p. 85). 3, 6(2) = 2. This should be checked, viz. 3) -3 We will consider solution algorithms later (see pp. 62 and 71). 2 THE DISCOUNTED NON-STATIONARY CASE We follow the format for the finite horizon case on pp. 40-41 and define v t ( i ) to be the supremal expected total discounted reward over an infinite time horizon, beginning at the beginning of chronological time unit t with X t = i .

We will return to this point subsequently. For the moment we study the, hypothetical, infinite horizon case. 2 still hold, and we may keep to IIM without loss. 45) still holds, because p < 1 and the series converges. The analysis on pp. 36-38 follows in exactly the same way, replacing both n and n - 1 by 0 0 , and replacing both wn and u n - l by v . 4. 4. The function v is a solution to the equation U = Tu. Thus v is a fixed point of the operator T. 65) and not by limit [U&)]. n-00 They happen to be the same, but this has to be proved.

Here limit infimum is the limiting worst reward per unit time as n n+m tends to 00. When we want to make this as high as possible we use as our criterion, to be made as large as possible g"(i) = limit infimum [gi(i)J, v i E I . 16) Similarly, if we want to make the best reward per unit time as high as possible, we use as our criterion, to be made as large as possible, g"(i) = limit supremum [ g G ( i ) ] , v i I. 17) For most of what we will d o limits will exist and then (see Bromwich PI P. 2 Continuous approximation of system behaviour THE GENERAL FRAMEWORK = limit = limit 31 infimum [ g l ( i ) ] n-oo supremum [ g ; ( i ) ] , v i c I .