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Here, the return νδ(χ) does not depend on how state x was attained. Note that {x} u Ωχ contains x and all states which are accessible from x. The following lemma demonstrates that νδ(χ) depends only on those decisions in δ that apply to these states. The procedure of proof will be to perform induction from the "end" of the process; that is, starting with S 1 , the proof is inductive on n. The following simple consequence of the termination assumption is used in the proof: If xeSn, then Q ^ c ^ " " 1 , a fact that follows from the observation that if z e Ω χ , then nz ^ n— 1.

II. Sequential Decision Processes A review of the wide variety of problems that have been treated by dynamic programming reveals that the vast majority (if not all) may be characterized as processes that pass through a set of states in response to a sequence of choices of decisions. The values associated with the process typically depend on both the states traversed and the decisions made. The following five factors may be identified as the basic elements of dynamic programming problems : stages, states, decisions, transitions, and returns.

4. Consider a gamble where a fair coin is repeatedly tossed until a head is obtained. If a head is obtained on the first toss, the payoff is $2, $4 if the head is obtained on the second toss, $8 on the third, and so on, so that with each additional toss the payoff doubles. (a) Show that the expected return from this gamble is infinite. (b) Let x be the amount that one is willing to pay for the gamble. What is the probability that a profit is made if x = 10,20,50,100,1000? (c) What would you be willing to pay for the gamble?

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