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Hence, the above inequalities should be equalities and so π0 p · · · πn−1 pVβ (π kn−1 ) = π0 p · · · πn−1 pVβ (π). Because Vβ (π) = Vβ , we have that π0 p · · · πn−1 p[Vβ − Vβ (π kn−1 )] = 0. But Vβ ≥ Vβ (π kn−1 ), so we know that Vβ (i) = Vβ (π kn−1 , i) if (kn−1 , i) is realized under π. We define for (i, a) ∈ Γ, G(i, a) := Vβ (i) − {r(i, a) + β pij (a)Vβ (j)} ≥ 0. j 29 Discrete Time Markov Decision Processes: Total Reward It is nonnegative and represents the deviation from the optimal value in state i if action a ∈ A(i) is chosen.

Because Vn (i) is the maximal expected discounted total reward when the state is i and n periods are remaining, we know that for each policy π and state i, n Vn+1 (i) ≥ Vn (π, i) := β t Eπ,i r(Xt , ∆t ), n ≥ 0. t=0 By taking lim inf n→∞ in the above inequality, we have that lim inf Vn (i) ≥ Vβ (π, i), i ∈ S, π ∈ Π. n→∞ Due to the arbitrariness of π, lim inf n→∞ Vn (i) ≥ Vβ (i) for i ∈ S. 2. Due to 1, it suffices to show that lim sup Vn (i) ≤ Vβ (i), i ∈ S. n→∞ Now if Vβ ≥ 0, then Vβ = T Vβ ≥ T 0 = V1 .

Hence, the above inequalities should be equalities and so π0 p · · · πn−1 pVβ (π kn−1 ) = π0 p · · · πn−1 pVβ (π). Because Vβ (π) = Vβ , we have that π0 p · · · πn−1 p[Vβ − Vβ (π kn−1 )] = 0. But Vβ ≥ Vβ (π kn−1 ), so we know that Vβ (i) = Vβ (π kn−1 , i) if (kn−1 , i) is realized under π. We define for (i, a) ∈ Γ, G(i, a) := Vβ (i) − {r(i, a) + β pij (a)Vβ (j)} ≥ 0. j 29 Discrete Time Markov Decision Processes: Total Reward It is nonnegative and represents the deviation from the optimal value in state i if action a ∈ A(i) is chosen.