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Oct
7
comment Can the universe be described by a Markov chain?
Why would non-linear phenomena be inherently non-Markov? Brownian motion isn't even differentiable at any point (and obviously isn't linear either), and it is Markov.
Oct
6
comment Can the universe be described by a Markov chain?
Excellent answer. I just have a quick question. Do we need quantum Markov chains instead of regular Markov chains because of the necessary uncertainty of the state that comes with Heisenberg's uncertainty principle?
Oct
5
comment Can the universe be described by a Markov chain?
You're absolutely right. My question was non-rigorously stated.
Oct
5
comment Can the universe be described by a Markov chain?
That's an excellent point. However, I was under the impression that a consequence of string theory (obviously it is just one among other hypotheses) was discrete space time--at least on a very small level. Even besides this, I was thinking that perhaps one could describe something like a continuous Markov chain as follows: x_t=f(x_{t-\delta}) and make that delta arbitrarily small to simulate continuity. Obviously, f(x_t) would have to be a continuous function itself for this to work.