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On Stochastic Processes

August 11th, 2010 1 comment

Why can't I shake the feeling that a stochastic process really... isn't? In previous posts we have been able to frame a deterministic system in terms of its Markov transform matrix, and going backward really doesn't seem like a problem. So what's going on, I can't help but wonder?  Are deterministic systems a subclass of random processes? Are they isomorphic spaces, or convergent at the limit as we take smaller pieces of time?  Was Einstein right, that it all converges to a determined state, and "God does not roll dice?"  What do you think?