This paper considers properties of a Markov chain on the natural numbers which models a binary adding machine in which there is a non-zero probability of failure each time a register attempts to increment the succeeding register and resets. This chain has a family of natural quotient Markov chains, and extends naturally to a chain on the 2-adic integers. The transition operators of these chains have a self-similar structure, and have a spectrum which is, variously, the Julia set or filled Julia set of a quadratic map of the complex plane.
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- Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
- Mathematical Physics
- Physics and Astronomy(all)
- Applied Mathematics