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Using Taylors to show convergence in probability

I'd like to show that \begin{equation} \sqrt{n} \left( (1-\frac{1}{n})^{n\bar{X}} - e^{-\bar{X}} \right) \to 0 \end{equation} in probability for a random variable with mean $\mu$ and finite variance ...
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Asymptotic Equivalence implies same asymptotic distribution?

A book I'm reading stated that if we have nonnegative random variables, and if $X_n\to X > 0$ in distribution and $\frac{Y_n}{X_n} \to 1$ in probability then $Y_n \to X$ in distribution. However, ...
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(Multidimensional) Standard Brownian Motion: Convergence

Relating to this question, I have a further one, and hope, someone can help me. I know that $$\left(X_j - X_{j-1}\right)_{j=1}^t \xrightarrow{d} \left(Y_j\right)_{j=1}^t.$$ Further, we know that ...
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Bounded Almost Sure convergence implies convergence in pth mean

A book I'm reading gave the following result. If $X_n \to X $ a.s. and $|X_n|^p \le Z$ for some random variable $Z$ with finite expectation, then we have convergence in $p$th mean. I was wondering, if ...
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Conditions on Poisson random variables to convergence in probability

Let $X_1,X_2,...$ denote iid random variables such that $X_j$ has a Poisson distribution with mean $\lambda t_j$ where $\lambda$ > 0 and $t_1, t_2,...$are known positive constants. a)Find conditions ...
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Convergence in distribution/Distribution of X

For each $n = 1, 2, ....$, suppose that $X_n$ is a discrete random variable with range $\{1/n, 2/n, ..., 1\}$ and $\hspace{15mm}\mathrm{Pr}(X_n = j/n) = \frac{2j}{n(n+1)}$, $j = 1,...,n$. Does ...
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$F_n \overset{w}{\to} F$, and $F$ is continous. Show that $F_n$ converges to $F$ uniformly on $\mathbb{R}$

$\{F_n\}$ and $F$ are distribution functions, and $F$ is continuous on $\mathbb{R}$. If $F_n$ converges weakly to $F$, show that $$ \sup_x | F_n(x) - F(x) | \to 0, n \to \infty $$ I know that ...
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Prove that a.s.$\lim\limits_{t\to\infty}\frac{N_t}{t}=\frac{1}{\mu}$

Consider a diligent janitor who replaces a light bulb the instant it burns out. Suppose that the first bulb is put in at time zero and let $X_i$ be the lifetime of the i-th bulb. Suppose ...
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Convergence in distribution for changing domains.

I am trying to consider whether this is possible and/or reasonable: Let $X_n:\Delta_n \to \mathbb{R}$ be a sequence of random variables, defined over a unique space $\Delta_n \subseteq \Omega$ for ...
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Cauchy sequence of random variable

I know (from calculus) the Cauchy convergence theorem for sequence of real numbers...how to show it with random variables? I have $S_n=\sum_{i=1}^n X_i;$ $X_i$ being iid centered r.v., $S_n$ is a ...
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Is my proof correct? are the arguments right?

my assumptions: (i) $\lim_{t \to \infty}F_{t}(x)=F(x) \ \forall\ x\ \in\ C(F)$(set of continuity points of F) with $F_{t}(x)$ family of distribution functions and $F$ distribution function (ii) ...
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Weak convergence of distribution family

I know the convergence in distribution and the weak convergence. but I have two questions: First one: does weak convergence implies pointwise convergence or it is the same? And second one: I have ...
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An $L^1$ convergence problem

Is the following true? If $X_n$ converges almost surely to a non-negative random variable $X$ having finite expectation, and if $E(X_n)$ converges to $E(X)$, then $E|X_n - X|$ converges to $0$? ...
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Space of Gaussian Functions is Closed in $L^2$

Let $\Omega, \mu$ be a probability space. A measurable function $f: \Omega \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ is called Gaussian if $$\mu (f^{-1}(A))=\frac{1}{\sigma \sqrt{2\pi }}\int_Ae^{-x^2/2\sigma ^2} dx$$ ...
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Need help understanding the difference between a.s. convergence and convergence in probability.

I have problem understanding the difference when I look at the alternative definition of a.s. convergence. I know how it is defined originally, but it is the alternative definition which makes it ...
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Convergence in total variation

There are the very basic convergence types in probability theory: almost sure, in $L^p$-norm, in measure and in distribution. Besides that there is the concept of convergence in total variation norm. ...
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Extreme Value Theory - Show: Normal to Gumbel

The Maximum of $X_1,\dots,X_n. \sim$ i.i.d. Standardnormals converges to the Standard Gumbel Distribution according to Extreme Value Theory. How can we show that? We have $$P(\max X_i \leq x) = ...
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Let $Y=\sup_n|X_n|$, Show that $Y<\infty$ a.s.

Suppose $\lim_{n\to\infty}X_n=X$ a.s. and $|X|<\infty$ a.s. Let $Y=\sup_n|X_n|$, Show that $Y<\infty$ a.s. If $\lim_{n\to\infty}X_n=X$ a.s. then $S_1:=\{w:\lim_{n\to\infty}X_n=X\}$ has ...
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Convergence in probability of a random variable

I need to prove that $(X_n^2 -X)^2\to 0$ in probability $\Rightarrow X_n^2\to X$ in probability. I tried solving it with the triangle inequality, but it didn't get me anywhere. Is there another ...
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Central limit theorem does not converge to random variable

Recently, we investigated whether the expression in the central limit theorem converges to a random variable pointwise almost sure? The answer was negative due to $P ( \text{limsup} ...
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How to show convergence in distribution

Let $([0,1],B,\lambda)$ (B Borel Sigma-algebra) and $\lambda$ the Lebesgue measure. I want to show that this sequence converges in distribution. $$X_n(\omega)= \left(\begin{matrix} 1, & ...
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Properties of a sequence of iid rv's

I cannot do part a), and Im fairly sure that b) and c) will follow from it. If possible could I please have a solution to part a) and hints if you feel necessary to parts b) and c).
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Modes of Convergence of a particular random variable

Let $X_n \sim U([-1/n,1/n])$ be uniform random variables on $[-1/n,1/n]$ for $n \in \mathbb{N}$. Do the $X_n$ converge, and if yes in what sense? I think it converges pointwise as for any $x \in ...
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Searching for theorems that prove almost sure convergence from convergence in probability

As we can see that almost sure convergence implies convergence in probability, and the converse is not necessarily true. But now I would like to prove a particular sequence of random variable ...
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Convergence almost surely and B-C lemmas

Showing the expectation is straightforward. I am not sure how to use the Borel-Cantelli lemmas to show the almost surely part.
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Asymptotic Bounds for the distribution of $f_n(X_n)$.

Let $\{X_n\}_{n \in \mathbb{N}}$ be a sequence of $\mathbb{R}^{k}$-valued random variables defined on some probability space $(\Omega, \mathcal{F}, \mathbb{P})$ converging almost surely to $X$. ...
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Convergence in distribution problem

I want to prove that, in $(\mathbb{R},B(\mathbb{R}))$, we have that $\frac{1}{n}\sum_{i=1}^{n}\delta_{\frac{i}{n}}$ converges to $U_{[0,1]}$. We need to prove, by definition, that $\lim_{n \to ...
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Convergence in Probability and in Quadratic Mean for a sequence of random variables

I have been trying to determine whether a sequence of random variables, $X_1,X_2,\ldots,X_n$, such that $$P\left(X_n= \frac{1}{n}\right)=1-\frac{1}{n^2}\\ \text{and}\\ ...
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Almost sure convergence of a sequence of random variables

Once again I've encountered a problem, which might not be difficult: I'm given a sequence of random variables $ (X_n) $, each with density function $g_n(x) = nx^{n-1} \textbf{1}_{(0,1]} $. I am to ...
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Convergence in probability of iid normal random variables

Let $X_1, X_2,\ldots$ be a sequence of iid normal random variables with zero mean and unit variance. I read the following as a trivial example: (1) $X_n \to X_1$ in law, (2) $X_n \not\to X_1$ in ...
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Types of Convergence (Random Variables)

Suppose that for every $n\ge 1$, the law of $X_n$ is given by $P[X_n=n^2]=\beta_n$ and $P[X_n=0]=1-\beta_n$, determine if $(X_n)_{n\ge 1}$ converges in probability, in $L^1$ or almost sure to zero, ...
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How do I prove the special case of the central limit theorem?

Let $(X_n)$ be an i.i.d. sequence such that $\mathbb P(X_1=1)=\frac{1}{2}+\varepsilon$ and $\mathbb P(X_1=-1)=\frac{1}{2}-\varepsilon$ for some $\varepsilon\in(0, \frac{1}{2})$. I'd like to show that ...
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Convergence of marginal distribtution

Here I have a question which looks a little bit weird: $(q_n)_n$ is sequence of probability density functions of the couple $(x,y) \in \mathbb R^2$, $p_n$ is the marginal density of $q_n$, i.e. ...
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Convergence of random variable

I've been facing the following problem: Let $(X_k, Y_k)_k$ be a sequence of $2$-dimensional, independent random variables, each with uniform distribution over $ B(0,k) $ Verify if the following ...
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tightness of sequence of degenerate probabilities

If $\delta_x$ denotes for $x\in \mathscr{R} $, the degenerate distribution at $x$, prove that the sequence $\delta_{x_n}$ of probabilities on $(\mathscr{R,B})$ is tight iff $x_n$ is bounded. This is ...
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Existence of expected value with complex power

Suppose that $X$ be a random variable taking values on $(0,+\infty)$ with density function $f(x)$ and we have $\mathbb{E}(X^2)<\infty$. Can we conclude that $$\mathbb{E}(X^{-2-it}) ...
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problem on almost sure convergence

Let {$X_i$} be iid with finite second moment. Let $Y_n = \frac {2} {n(n+1)} \sum_{i=0}^n i*X_i $, n$\ge$1 Show that $Y_n \to E(X_1) $ I tried to define $Z_i = \frac {2} {(n+1)} i*X_i $ Then $Y_n = ...
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convergence in probability of function of random variables

Suppose that $X_1, X_2, \ldots, X_n$ be a sequence of i.i.d random variables. If we have $E(|X_1|^k) <\infty$ for some $k>0$ and $f(x)$ is a bounded continuous function on $\mathbb{R}$. Is the ...
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Markov Chain Geometric Convergence

Perhaps due to my non-mathematician background (lack of Measure Theory knowledge), I have some difficulties about the Markov Chain Theory. Given an ergodic (irreducible and aperiodic) Markov Chain ...
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Convergence in probability implies convergence in mean under one additional condition

Prove that if random variables $X_n$ are dominated by an integrable random variable then $E[X_n] \to E[X]$ follows if $X_n$ converges to $X$ in probability. Hint: Use the following theorem : A ...
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Expectation of O_p(1) process

Suppose $\{X_n \}$ is bounded in probability, i.e. $Prob(|X_n| > M_\epsilon) = \epsilon$ for all $n > N_\epsilon$, $M_\epsilon < \infty$. Is there any condition(s) to guarantee that ...
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Convergence in probability to a non-measurable limit

Let $(\Omega, \mathcal{F}, P)$ be a probability space. Denote the Borel field on $\mathbb{R}$ by $\mathcal{B}$. Let $\mu: \Omega \rightarrow [0,\infty)$ be a not-necessarily-measurable function and, ...
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Convergence in probability of sample variance

$X_n$ s are a sequence off iid random variables with E($X_n$) = $\mu$, V($X_n$)= $\sigma$$^2$ and $\bar X = \sum$ $\frac{X_i}{n}$. Then show that $\frac1n$ $\sum (X_i - \bar X )^2\to\sigma^2$ in ...
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A basic problem on weak convergence

Let $f_n$ be $2^n$ times the indicator of the set of $x$ in the unit interval for which the digit from $n+1$ to $2n$ is zero in the dyadic expansion of $x$ (lets call it $A_n$). I have to show that ...
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A problem on random series

Suppose $X_1, X_2,\dots, $ be an independent sequence of random variables and $E[X_n] = 0 \forall n$ and $\sum_{n=1}^{\infty} \operatorname{Var}(X_n) < \infty$. I need to prove that ...
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Weak and Probability convergences

I have a question about this book, "Topics in Random Matrices Theory" of Terence Tao. He claims that if $$\int_{\mathbb{R}}\varphi \ ...
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Understanding a proof about convergence in probability

Let $X, X_1, X_2, \ldots : \Omega \to (0,\infty)$ be random variables such that $X_n \xrightarrow{\mathbb{P}} X$. I'd like to show from the definition that $\frac{1}{X_n} \xrightarrow{\mathbb{P}} ...
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A basic problem on random series/ law of large numbers

Consider the following two statements : i) Suppose that $X_1, X_2, \dots$ are independent and identically distributed and $E[X_1^-] < \infty, E[X_1^+] = \infty$. Then $n^{-1} \sum_{k=1}^{n}X_k ...
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Application of the Weak Law of Large Numbers.

I have in my problem that $X_1,\ldots,X_n$ is a random sample from a distribution with probability density $f(x; \theta)=\theta x^{\theta-1}, 0<x<1$. Furthermore, $-\log X_i ...
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The proportion of $\omega$s in $A$ converges almost surely to $P(A)$

Let $A$ be an event in $(\Omega,\mathcal{F},P)$. We generate independent inquiries from $\Omega$ in accordance to $P$. Show that the proportion of $\omega$s in $A$ converges almost surely to ...