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38 2 Semigroup Theory Now we introduce a useful convention as follows: Any real-valued function f (x) on K is extended to the space K∂ = K ∪ {∂}by setting f (∂) = 0. From this point of view, the space C0 (K) is identiﬁed with the subspace of C(K∂ ) which consists of all functions f (x) satisfying the condition f (∂) = 0: C0 (K) = {f ∈ C(K∂ ) : f (∂) = 0} . Furthermore, we can extend a Markov transition function pt (x, ·) on K to a Markov transition function pt (x, ·) on K∂ by the formulas: ⎧ for all x ∈ K and E ∈ B, ⎨ pt (x, E) = pt (x, E) pt (x, {∂}) = 1 − pt (x, K) for all x ∈ K, ⎩ pt (∂, K) = 0, pt (∂, {∂}) = 1.

A Markov process X = (xt , F , Ft , Px ) is said to be right continuous provided that we have, for each x ∈ K, Px {ω ∈ Ω : the mapping t → xt (ω) is a right continuous function from [0, ∞) into K∂ } = 1. Furthermore, we say that X is continuous provided that we have, for each x ∈ K, Px {ω ∈ Ω : the mapping t → xt (ω) is a continuous function from [0, ζ(ω)) into K∂ } = 1, where ζ is the lifetime of the process X . 10. Let (K, ρ) be a locally compact, separable metric space and let pt (x, ·) be a normal Markov transition function on K.

44) Then we have, for any ε > 0, u + εv ∈ D(B), (α0 I − B)(u + εv) ≥ ε on K. In view of condition (β ), this implies that the function −(u(x) + εv(x)) does not take any positive maximum on K, so that u(x) + εv(x) ≥ 0 on K. 50 2 Semigroup Theory Thus, by letting ε ↓ 0 in this inequality we obtain that u(x) ≥ 0 on K. 43). 43) that the inverse (α0 I − B)−1 of α0 I − B is deﬁned and non-negative on the range R(α0 I − B). Moreover, it is bounded with norm (α0 I − B)−1 ≤ v ∞. 44). Indeed, since g = (α0 I − B)v ≥ 1 on K, it follows that, for all f ∈ C(K), − f ∞g ≤f ≤ f ∞g on K.