Issue No.10 - October (1971 vol.20)
Using a technique based on "state splitting" it is shown that every n-state Markov system is decomposable into a whirl interconnection of n-1 two-state Markov systems.
Cascade decomposition, lumpability, Markov systems, separability, state splitting, whirl decomposition.
A. Paz, "Whirl Decomposition of Stochastic Systems", IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol.20, no. 10, pp. 1208-1211, October 1971, doi:10.1109/T-C.1971.223107