# A note on certain ergodicity coefficients

Francesco Tudisco,

**Special Matrices**,
3 :
175--185
(2015)

### Abstract

We investigate two ergodicity coefficients $\phi_{|| \cdot ||}$ and $\tau_{n-1}$, originally introduced to bound the subdominant eigenvalues of nonnegative matrices. The former has been generalized to complex matrices in recent years and several properties for such generalized version have been shown so far. We provide a further result concerning the limit of its powers. Then we propose a generalization of the second coefficient $\tau_{n-1}$ and we show that, under mild conditions, it can be used to recast the eigenvector problem $Ax = x$ as a particular $M$-matrix linear system, whose coefficient matrix can be defined in terms of the entries of $A$. Such property turns out to generalize the two known equivalent formulations of the Pagerank centrality of a graph.

### Please cite this work as:

```
@article{tudisco2015note,
title={A note on certain ergodicity coeflcients},
author={Tudisco, Francesco},
journal={Special Matrices},
volume={3},
number={1},
year={2015},
publisher={De Gruyter Open}
}
```

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Keywords:
Ergodicity coefficients
Eigenvalues
Nonnegative matrices
Linear systems
Pagerank