Probability: The Classical Limit Theorems


Author: Henry McKean
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107053218
Category: Computers
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A leading authority sheds light on a variety of interesting topics in which probability theory plays a key role.

Probability

The Classical Limit Theorems
Author: Henry McKean
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 131606249X
Category: Mathematics
Page: N.A
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Probability theory has been extraordinarily successful at describing a variety of phenomena, from the behaviour of gases to the transmission of messages, and is, besides, a powerful tool with applications throughout mathematics. At its heart are a number of concepts familiar in one guise or another to many: Gauss' bell-shaped curve, the law of averages, and so on, concepts that crop up in so many settings they are in some sense universal. This universality is predicted by probability theory to a remarkable degree. This book explains that theory and investigates its ramifications. Assuming a good working knowledge of basic analysis, real and complex, the author maps out a route from basic probability, via random walks, Brownian motion, the law of large numbers and the central limit theorem, to aspects of ergodic theorems, equilibrium and nonequilibrium statistical mechanics, communication over a noisy channel, and random matrices. Numerous examples and exercises enrich the text.

A History of the Central Limit Theorem

From Classical to Modern Probability Theory
Author: Hans Fischer
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387878577
Category: Mathematics
Page: 402
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This study discusses the history of the central limit theorem and related probabilistic limit theorems from about 1810 through 1950. In this context the book also describes the historical development of analytical probability theory and its tools, such as characteristic functions or moments. The central limit theorem was originally deduced by Laplace as a statement about approximations for the distributions of sums of independent random variables within the framework of classical probability, which focused upon specific problems and applications. Making this theorem an autonomous mathematical object was very important for the development of modern probability theory.

Limit Theorems of Probability Theory


Author: Yu.V. Prokhorov,V. Statulevicius
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3662041723
Category: Mathematics
Page: 273
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A collection of research level surveys on certain topics in probability theory by a well-known group of researchers. The book will be of interest to graduate students and researchers.

Theory of Probability


Author: Boris V. Gnedenko
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9789056995850
Category: Mathematics
Page: 520
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This book is the sixth edition of a classic text that was first published in 1950 in the former Soviet Union. The clear presentation of the subject and extensive applications supported with real data helped establish the book as a standard for the field. To date, it has been published into more that ten languages and has gone through five editions. The sixth edition is a major revision over the fifth. It contains new material and results on the Local Limit Theorem, the Integral Law of Large Numbers, and Characteristic Functions. The new edition retains the feature of developing the subject from intuitive concepts and demonstrating techniques and theory through large numbers of examples. The author has, for the first time, included a brief history of probability and its development. Exercise problems and examples have been revised and new ones added.

The Life and Times of the Central Limit Theorem


Author: William J. Adams
Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.
ISBN: 0821848992
Category: Mathematics
Page: 195
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About the First Edition: The study of any topic becomes more meaningful if one also studies the historical development that resulted in the final theorem. ... This is an excellent book on mathematics in the making. --Philip Peak, The Mathematics Teacher, May, 1975 I find the book very interesting. It contains valuable information and useful references. It can be recommended not only to historians of science and mathematics but also to students of probability and statistics. --Wei-Ching Chang, Historica Mathematica, August, 1976 In the months since I wrote ... I have read it from cover to cover at least once and perused it here and there a number of times. I still find it a very interesting and worthwhile contribution to the history of probability and statistics. --Churchill Eisenhart, past president of the American Statistical Association, in a letter to the author, February 3, 1975 The name Central Limit Theorem covers a wide variety of results involving the determination of necessary and sufficient conditions under which sums of independent random variables, suitably standardized, have cumulative distribution functions close to the Gaussian distribution. As the name Central Limit Theorem suggests, it is a centerpiece of probability theory which also carries over to statistics. Part One of The Life and Times of the Central Limit Theorem, Second Edition traces its fascinating history from seeds sown by Jacob Bernoulli to use of integrals of $\exp (x^2)$ as an approximation tool, the development of the theory of errors of observation, problems in mathematical astronomy, the emergence of the hypothesis of elementary errors, the fundamental work of Laplace, and the emergence of an abstract Central Limit Theorem through the work of Chebyshev, Markov and Lyapunov. This closes the classical period of the life of the Central Limit Theorem, 1713-1901. The second part of the book includes papers by Feller and Le Cam, as well as comments by Doob, Trotter, and Pollard, describing the modern history of the Central Limit Theorem (1920-1937), in particular through contributions of Lindeberg, Cramer, Levy, and Feller. The Appendix to the book contains four fundamental papers by Lyapunov on the Central Limit Theorem, made available in English for the first time.

Probability


Author: Davar Khoshnevisan
Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.
ISBN: 0821842153
Category: Mathematics
Page: 224
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This is a textbook for a one-semester graduate course in measure-theoretic probability theory, but with ample material to cover an ordinary year-long course at a more leisurely pace. Khoshnevisan's approach is to develop the ideas that are absolutely central to modern probability theory, and to showcase them by presenting their various applications. As a result, a few of the familiar topics are replaced by interesting non-standard ones. The topics range from undergraduate probability and classical limit theorems to Brownian motion and elements of stochastic calculus. Throughout, the reader will find many exciting applications of probability theory and probabilistic reasoning. There are numerous exercises, ranging from the routine to the very difficult. Each chapter concludes with historical notes.

Wahrscheinlichkeit


Author: Alʹbert Nikolaevich Shiri︠a︡ev,Hans Jürgen Engelbert
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Probabilities
Page: 592
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Stable Convergence and Stable Limit Theorems


Author: Erich Häusler,Harald Luschgy
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 331918329X
Category: Mathematics
Page: 228
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The authors present a concise but complete exposition of the mathematical theory of stable convergence and give various applications in different areas of probability theory and mathematical statistics to illustrate the usefulness of this concept. Stable convergence holds in many limit theorems of probability theory and statistics – such as the classical central limit theorem – which are usually formulated in terms of convergence in distribution. Originated by Alfred Rényi, the notion of stable convergence is stronger than the classical weak convergence of probability measures. A variety of methods is described which can be used to establish this stronger stable convergence in many limit theorems which were originally formulated only in terms of weak convergence. Naturally, these stronger limit theorems have new and stronger consequences which should not be missed by neglecting the notion of stable convergence. The presentation will be accessible to researchers and advanced students at the master's level with a solid knowledge of measure theoretic probability.

Wahrscheinlichkeitstheorie und Stochastische Prozesse


Author: Michael Mürmann
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 364238160X
Category: Mathematics
Page: 428
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Dieses Lehrbuch beschäftigt sich mit den zentralen Gebieten einer maßtheoretisch orientierten Wahrscheinlichkeitstheorie im Umfang einer zweisemestrigen Vorlesung. Nach den Grundlagen werden Grenzwertsätze und schwache Konvergenz behandelt. Es folgt die Darstellung und Betrachtung der stochastischen Abhängigkeit durch die bedingte Erwartung, die mit der Radon-Nikodym-Ableitung realisiert wird. Sie wird angewandt auf die Theorie der stochastischen Prozesse, die nach der allgemeinen Konstruktion aus der Untersuchung von Martingalen und Markov-Prozessen besteht. Neu in einem Lehrbuch über allgemeine Wahrscheinlichkeitstheorie ist eine Einführung in die stochastische Analysis von Semimartingalen auf der Grundlage einer geeigneten Stetigkeitsbedingung mit Anwendungen auf die Theorie der Finanzmärkte. Das Buch enthält zahlreiche Übungen, teilweise mit Lösungen. Neben der Theorie vertiefen Anmerkungen, besonders zu mathematischen Modellen für Phänomene der Realität, das Verständnis.​

Probabilities on the Heisenberg Group

Limit Theorems and Brownian Motion
Author: Daniel Neuenschwander
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3540685901
Category: Mathematics
Page: 148
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The Heisenberg group comes from quantum mechanics and is the simplest non-commutative Lie group. While it belongs to the class of simply connected nilpotent Lie groups, it turns out that its special structure yields many results which (up to now) have not carried over to this larger class. This book is a survey of probabilistic results on the Heisenberg group. The emphasis lies on limit theorems and their relation to Brownian motion. Besides classical probability tools, non-commutative Fourier analysis and functional analysis (operator semigroups) comes in. The book is intended for probabilists and analysts interested in Lie groups, but given the many applications of the Heisenberg group, it will also be useful for theoretical phycisists specialized in quantum mechanics and for engineers.

Lectures on Probability Theory and Statistics

Ecole D'Eté de Probabilités de Saint-Flour XXXIII - 2003
Author: Amir Dembo,Tadahisa Funaki
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540260691
Category: Mathematics
Page: 281
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This volume contains two of the three lectures that were given at the 33rd Probability Summer School in Saint-Flour (July 6-23, 2003). Amir Dembo’s course is devoted to recent studies of the fractal nature of random sets, focusing on some fine properties of the sample path of random walk and Brownian motion. In particular, the cover time for Markov chains, the dimension of discrete limsup random fractals, the multi-scale truncated second moment and the Ciesielski-Taylor identities are explored. Tadahisa Funaki’s course reviews recent developments of the mathematical theory on stochastic interface models, mostly on the so-called \nabla \varphi interface model. The results are formulated as classical limit theorems in probability theory, and the text serves with good applications of basic probability techniques.

Modern Theory of Summation of Random Variables


Author: Vladimir M. Zolotarev
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110936534
Category: Mathematics
Page: 426
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The series is devoted to the publication of high-level monographs and surveys which cover the whole spectrum of probability and statistics. The books of the series are addressed to both experts and advanced students.

Probability theory and mathematical statistics


Author: International Vilnius Conference on Probability Theory and Mathematical Statistics (4, 1985)
Publisher: VSP
ISBN: 9789067640695
Category: Science
Page: 1278
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These Proceedings are a collection of papers which reflect recent research in a variety of topics in probability theory and mathematical statistics. Topics include probabilistic number theory, limit theorems, probabilities in general spaces, Markov processes, martingales, point processes and stochastic geometry, branching processes, queueing theory, controlled processes, stochastic equations, random fields and statictical physics, empirical processes, U-statistics, and design of experiments.

Probability Theory

An Introductory Course
Author: Yakov G. Sinai
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 366202845X
Category: Mathematics
Page: 140
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Sinai's book leads the student through the standard material for ProbabilityTheory, with stops along the way for interesting topics such as statistical mechanics, not usually included in a book for beginners. The first part of the book covers discrete random variables, using the same approach, basedon Kolmogorov's axioms for probability, used later for the general case. The text is divided into sixteen lectures, each covering a major topic. The introductory notions and classical results are included, of course: random variables, the central limit theorem, the law of large numbers, conditional probability, random walks, etc. Sinai's style is accessible and clear, with interesting examples to accompany new ideas. Besides statistical mechanics, other interesting, less common topics found in the book are: percolation, the concept of stability in the central limit theorem and the study of probability of large deviations. Little more than a standard undergraduate course in analysis is assumed of the reader. Notions from measure theory and Lebesgue integration are introduced in the second half of the text. The book is suitable for second or third year students in mathematics, physics or other natural sciences. It could also be usedby more advanced readers who want to learn the mathematics of probability theory and some of its applications in statistical physics.

Limit Theorems in Probability, Statistics and Number Theory

In Honor of Friedrich Götze
Author: Peter Eichelsbacher,Guido Elsner,Holger Kösters,Matthias Löwe,Franz Merkl,Silke Rolles
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642360688
Category: Mathematics
Page: 317
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​Limit theorems and asymptotic results form a central topic in probability theory and mathematical statistics. New and non-classical limit theorems have been discovered for processes in random environments, especially in connection with random matrix theory and free probability. These questions and the techniques for answering them combine asymptotic enumerative combinatorics, particle systems and approximation theory, and are important for new approaches in geometric and metric number theory as well. Thus, the contributions in this book include a wide range of applications with surprising connections ranging from longest common subsequences for words, permutation groups, random matrices and free probability to entropy problems and metric number theory. The book is the product of a conference that took place in August 2011 in Bielefeld, Germany to celebrate the 60th birthday of Friedrich Götze, a noted expert in this field.

Limit Theorems for Multi-Indexed Sums of Random Variables


Author: Oleg Klesov
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3662443880
Category: Mathematics
Page: 483
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Presenting the first unified treatment of limit theorems for multiple sums of independent random variables, this volume fills an important gap in the field. Several new results are introduced, even in the classical setting, as well as some new approaches that are simpler than those already established in the literature. In particular, new proofs of the strong law of large numbers and the Hajek-Renyi inequality are detailed. Applications of the described theory include Gibbs fields, spin glasses, polymer models, image analysis and random shapes. Limit theorems form the backbone of probability theory and statistical theory alike. The theory of multiple sums of random variables is a direct generalization of the classical study of limit theorems, whose importance and wide application in science is unquestionable. However, to date, the subject of multiple sums has only been treated in journals. The results described in this book will be of interest to advanced undergraduates, graduate students and researchers who work on limit theorems in probability theory, the statistical analysis of random fields, as well as in the field of random sets or stochastic geometry. The central topic is also important for statistical theory, developing statistical inferences for random fields, and also has applications to the sciences, including physics and chemistry.

Uniform Central Limit Theorems


Author: R. M. Dudley
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521498848
Category: Mathematics
Page: 486
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In this new edition of a classic work on empirical processes the author, an acknowledged expert, gives a thorough treatment of the subject with the addition of several proved theorems not included in the first edition, including the Bretagnolle–Massart theorem giving constants in the Komlos–Major–Tusnady rate of convergence for the classical empirical process, Massart's form of the Dvoretzky–Kiefer–Wolfowitz inequality with precise constant, Talagrand's generic chaining approach to boundedness of Gaussian processes, a characterization of uniform Glivenko–Cantelli classes of functions, Giné and Zinn's characterization of uniform Donsker classes, and the Bousquet–Koltchinskii–Panchenko theorem that the convex hull of a uniform Donsker class is uniform Donsker. The book will be an essential reference for mathematicians working in infinite-dimensional central limit theorems, mathematical statisticians, and computer scientists working in computer learning theory. Problems are included at the end of each chapter so the book can also be used as an advanced text.

Probability Theory and Mathematical Statistics


Author: Ibragimoc
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9782919875146
Category: Mathematics
Page: 320
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The topics treated fall into three main groups, all of which deal with classical problems which originated in the work of Kolmogorov. The first section looks at probability limit theorems, the second deals with stochastic analysis, and the final part presents some papers on non-parametric and semi-parametric models of mathematical statistics and asymptotic problems. The contributions come from some of the foremost mathematicians in the world today, making for a truly international collection of papers, permeated with the influence of Kolmogorov's works.

Probability Theory and Mathematical Statistics

Proceedings of the Fourth USSR-Japan Symposium, held at Tbilisi, USSR, August 23-29, 1982
Author: K. Ito,J.V. Prokhorov
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3540387013
Category: Mathematics
Page: 746
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