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Applications: Coupling

  • Russ Bubley
Part of the Distinguished Dissertations book series (DISTDISS)

Abstract

In this chapter we consider three non-trivial applications of the coupling method to show rapid-mixing of certain Markov chains. In each case, the associated exact counting problem is #P-complete, but the approximate counting problem succumbs to the Markov chain Monte Carlo Lemma, once rapid-mixing of an appropriate Markov chain has been established.

Keywords

Markov Chain Random Walk Convex Body Satisfying Assignment Trial Step 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag London Limited 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Russ Bubley
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  1. 1.University of LeedsLeedsUK

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