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1) satisfies the conditions o ~ pHt) ~ m 1 and LPHt) = 1. 2. For a reader whose interests are mainly in differential equations, we point out that the initial condition L:~ 1p? 1). If p? 1) by L:~IP? (> 0) and consider pC (t) = pC (t)/ L:~1 p? in lieu of pc(t). 1) arises from various applications involving a rapidly fluctuating Markov chain governed by the generator Q(t)/c. As c gets smaller and smaller, the Markov chain fluctuates more and more rapidly. Normally, the fast changing process a C (.

One possible approach is to examine the Kolmogorov forward equation dFi(t) ~ = N ~ L qji () t Fj () t, . ~ = 0, ... ,N, J=O where Fi(t) = P(x(t) = i). Observe that the annealing cooling schedule as t - 00. Therefore, the problem is closely related to a singular perturbation problem (roughly, T(t) can be treated as a small parameter). Chiang and Chow [19] used the result on the eigenvalue distributions of a generator derived in Wentzel [183] to study the asymptotic properties of the simulated annealing problems.

Let x, ~ E R n and f : R,n f---t R n be a continuous function satisfying certain conditions. 3) d:~t) = a(t)(f(x(t)) + e(t)), where a(t) > 0, a(t) 0 as t ---7 ---7 00 and 1 00 a(t)dt = 00. Typically used step size sequences take the form a(t) = - 1 t7 with 1 2<'Y~I. In the discussion to follow, assume that the driving process ~(t), satisfying E~(t) = 0, is a finite-state Markov chain with generator Q(t) = Q. Suppose Q is irreducible. Then the process ~(t) is a stationary tj>-mixing process with exponential mixing rate (see Billingsley [10, p.