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," in IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 20, no. , pp. 1208-1211, 1971.