Reversible Markov Chains and Random Walks on Graphs

Chapter 1 Introduction (July 20, 1999)

We start in section 1.1 with some “word problems”, intended to provide some extrinsic motivation for the general field of this book. In section 1.2 we talk about the broad conceptual themes of the book, partly illustrated by the word problems, and then outline the actual contents and give advice to readers.