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document This work develops asymptotically optimal controls for discrete-time singularly perturbed Markov decision processes (MDPs) having weak and strong interactions. The focus is on finite-state-space-MDP problems. The state space of the underlying Markov chain can be decomposed into a number of recurrent classes or a number of recurrent classes and a group of transient states. Using a hierarchical control approach, continuous-time limit problems that are much simpler to handle than the original ones are derived. Based on the optimal solutions for the limit problems, nearly optimal decisions for the original problems are obtained. The asymptotic optimality of such controls is proved and the rate of convergence is provided. Infinite horizon problems are considered; both discounted costs and long-run average costs are examined. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Applied Mathematics and Optimization Springer Journals

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Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Copyright
Copyright © Inc. by 2001 Springer-Verlag New York
Subject
Mathematics; Calculus of Variations and Optimal Control; Optimization; Systems Theory, Control; Theoretical, Mathematical and Computational Physics; Mathematical Methods in Physics; Numerical and Computational Physics, Simulation
ISSN
0095-4616
eISSN
1432-0606
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00245-001-0016-8
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Abstract

This work develops asymptotically optimal controls for discrete-time singularly perturbed Markov decision processes (MDPs) having weak and strong interactions. The focus is on finite-state-space-MDP problems. The state space of the underlying Markov chain can be decomposed into a number of recurrent classes or a number of recurrent classes and a group of transient states. Using a hierarchical control approach, continuous-time limit problems that are much simpler to handle than the original ones are derived. Based on the optimal solutions for the limit problems, nearly optimal decisions for the original problems are obtained. The asymptotic optimality of such controls is proved and the rate of convergence is provided. Infinite horizon problems are considered; both discounted costs and long-run average costs are examined.

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Applied Mathematics and OptimizationSpringer Journals

Published: Jan 1, 2001

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