Markov Chains and Mixing Times

A book by

David A. Levin
Department of Mathematics, University of Oregon

Yuval Peres
Microsoft Research, University of Washington, and University of California, Berkeley

Elizabeth L. Wilmer
Department of Mathematics, Oberlin College

With a chapter on "Coupling from the Past", by James G. Propp and David B. Wilson

Publisher: American Mathematical Society (2008).
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Electronic version: In PDF, here.

ERRATA: In PDF, here.

NEW!  Second edition, draft: In PDF, here.  Please send comments and corrections to and

Illustration courtesy of David B. Wilson.