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Prove Number of Arrivals $N(s)$ up to time $s$ follows $\mathrm{Poisson}(\lambda s)$ Distribution

This comes from my self-study of Durrett's "Essentials of Stochastic Processes" book, page 97. Definition Let $\tau_1,\tau_2,\ldots$ be independent $\mathrm{exponential}(\lambda)$ random variables. ...
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[Probability]need help to understand the following expression

So assume $Y$ and $X$ are exponentially distributed with parameters $y_1$, and $x_1$ respecitively. assume c is a constant. I am having huge trouble to understand the integration of the following ...
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Kullback-Leibler or Jensen-Shannon divergence between two distributions.

i would like to understand well what Kullback-Leibler or Jensen-Shannon divergence between two distributions will tels us about two distribution,for instance let us consider following code ...
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Are functions of independent random variables related to each other by a constant independent

I have $6$ random variables $a,b,c,d,f,g$, each having independent Gaussian distribution. Now I define following three random variables \begin{equation} X = ab - cd\\ Y = cf - ag\\ Z = gd - bf ...
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Probability: NEED HELP to Understand with the follow [duplicate]

I need help to understand the probability derviation of a paper. Please help me. For the following, please only treat $|h_{R,B}|^2$ and $|h_{A,R}|^2$ as random variables (other parameters can be ...
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Product of 2 random variables:domain of integration

I am trying to compute the PDF of the product of two ind. random variables: $Z=XY$, where $0\leq x \leq d$ and $ 0\leq y \leq 1 $. ($0<d<1$) I found this formula : $ f_Z(z) = ...
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Almost surely convergence with stationary random vectors

I dont seem to be able to incorporate the stationarity condition into any of limit theorems I know. I cannot see how the Birkhoff almost everywhere ergodic theorem could be used as I cannot see how ...
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Show that the shift map is measurable and measure-preserving

Show that the shift map $\theta$ of Definition 6.3 is measurable and measure-preserving. Not sure how to represent $\theta^{-1}$ which I believe is where I am stopped in solving this problem.
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If $X_{i}$ are I.I.D and $n^{-1}\sum_{i=1}^{n}X_{i}$ converges a.s/in-distribution to a constant $a$ is it true that $a=\mathbb{E}[X_{i}] $?

The question itself is in the title. It is immediate by the strong law of large numbers that if $X_{i}$ had a finite first moment then we would have a.e convergence (and thus in probability and in ...
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Finding tight upper/lower bounds for $\mathbb{E}[\frac{1}{1+X^{2}}]$ where $X$ is a RV with $\mathbb{E}[X]=0$ and $\mbox{Var}(X)=\nu<\infty $

The question is pretty much in the title. My first thought was using Jensen's inquality to get some sort of lower bound. Since $\frac{1}{1+x^{2}}$ is convex on ...
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Uncountable family of random variables

Let $\{ \xi _a \}_{a \in [0;1]}$ be a family of independent uniformly distributed on $[0;1]$ random variables on some probability space $(\Omega, \mathscr{F},P)$, indexed by a continuous parameter. ...
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Show that $\int_Ax^2\mu_X(dx)\le\frac{12}{11u^2}\{1-\Re(\Phi_X(u))\}$

Let $A=[-\frac1u,\frac1u]$, Show that $$\displaystyle\int_Ax^2\mu_X(dx)\le\frac{12}{11u^2}\{1-\Re(\Phi_X(u))\}$$ where $\Phi_X(u)$ is the characteristic function of the r.v. $X$ Hint: ...
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Show that $\Pr(S_N\in A\mid N=n)=\Pr(S_n\in A)$

Let $X_1,.\ldots,X_n$ be i.i.d. random variables and $N$ be a positive integer-valued random variable, which is independent from the sequence. If $S_n=\displaystyle\sum\limits_{i=1}^{n} X_i$, then ...
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How to find the LimInf of a sequence of RV's

I have an indipendent sequence of Rv's $Y_n$ with law that eventually is: $\mathbb{P}(Y_n<a) = \begin{cases} 0 & \mbox{if}\ a \leq 0 \\ 1 - \frac{1}{n^{2\gamma}a^2}& \mbox{if}\ a ...
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Density of the $k^{th}$ smallest of $X_1,X_2,…,X_n$

Show that if $(X_1,X_2,...,X_n)$ are i.i.d. with common density $f$ and distribution function $F$, then $X_{(k)}$ has density $$f_{(k)}=k\binom{n}{k}f(y)(1-F(y))^{n-k}F(y)^{k-1}$$ where ...
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Evaluating an expectation of the supremum of collection of random variables

I know that $\mathbb{E}(sup_n|X_n|)=\infty$ if $X_n=\frac{2^n}n\cdot\mathbf 1_{(1/2^{n+1},1/2^n)}$. However I am not sure how this can be evaluated explicitly. The probability space is $Ω=[0,1]$ ...
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First hitting time expectation and Markov property

Let $H_A$ be the first hitting time, such that $H_A\geqslant1$, so we have $X_0=i\notin A$. All texts I looked at, state without any further justification that $$ \mathbb E(H_A\mid X_1=j, ...
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Find a sequence of r.v's satisfying the following conditions

I think part a) can be solved by using $X_n=\frac{1}{n}\chi_{[0,n^2]}$ Not sure about part b).
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Tossing a coin with at least $k$ consecutive heads

Toss a coin with $\Pr(\text{Heads})=p$ repeatedly. Let $A_k$ be the event that $k$ or more consecutive heads occurs amongst the tosses numbered $2^k,2^k+1,...,2^{k+1}-1$. Show that, $\Pr(A_k\ ...
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Is this true: probability independent from i?

We have a set of i.i.d. random variable $X_i$ with some discrete distribution. Further we have a random variable Y, Independent from $X_i$ with a Binomial Distribution Bin(n,p). Now we are ...
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If $X,Y$ are independent and geometric, then $Z=\min(X,Y)$ is also geometric

Let $X,Y$ be independent geometric random variables with parameters $\lambda$ and $\mu$. If $Z=\min(X,Y)$. Show that $Z$ is geometric and find its parameter. (Answer $\lambda\mu$) $\displaystyle ...
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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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Law of large numbers with random weights

Let $\mu_i$ be i.i.d. RVs with mean zero, and let $a_i$ be random weights that are not independent and are not identically distributed, $i=1,...,N$. $\mu_i$ is orthogonal to $a_j\;\forall j$. Is ...
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Measures in conditional expectation.

I always make confusion when a measure has to be changed in some other measure. This time I'm stuck on a change of measure in the definition of conditional expectation of a random variable. If $Z$ is ...
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Expected value of series of uniformly converges random variables [duplicate]

Let $X_1,X_2,X_3,...$ a series of i.i.d. variables with $X_i \sim \mathcal{U}(0,1)$. Let $N=\inf\{n\mid \sum_{i=1}^{n}X_i\geq1\}$ Prove that $E(N)=e$. I don't really have a clue how to even start ...
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Characteristic function respect to a product measure.

In my lecture notes of probability theory there is a passage I don't understand: We defined the characteristic function respect to a law of probability of a m-dimensional random variable: ...
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If $\{X_n\}$ is a Cauchy seq of r.vs a.s., then why does it converge to some r.v?

I was suddenly suspicious of what title says. My logics are follows. $\{X_n\}$ is a Cauchy seq of r.vs $P$-a.s. $\Leftrightarrow$ $P(\{X_n\}$is a Cauchy $)=1$ $\Leftrightarrow$ $\exists ...
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Proving it's a martingale and more conditions.

Let $(X_{n})_{n>0}$ be a sequence of random variables in $[0, 1]$ and assuming that ($X_{0}=a) \epsilon [0, 1]$ then: $Pr\left(X_{n+1}=\frac{X_{n}}{2}|\mathcal{F}_{n}\right)=1-X_{n}$ and ...
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How to show $ P\big(\big|\frac{X}{n}-p\big|>a\big)\le\frac{\sqrt{p(1-p)}}{a^2n}min\big\{\sqrt{p(1-p)},a\sqrt{n}\big\}$

Let $X$ be binomial, $B(p,n)$ with $p>0$ fixed, and $a>0$. Show that, $\displaystyle ...
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Expected value of the function of a random variable

I am studying Probability and Monte Carlo methods, and it feels that the more I study the less I truly understand the theory. I guess I just confuse myself now. So the expected value of a random ...
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Showing independence of rectangular events…

Suppose I have a sequence of independent random variables $\{X_n, n \in \mathbb N\}$. How do I show formally that $P((X_1,...,X_n)\in A, (X_{n+1},...)\in B) = P((X_1,...,X_n)\in A)P((X_{n+1},...)\in ...
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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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Random sampling and i.i.d.

Can you help me to clarify the following concepts by stating whether what I have written below is right or wrong? -random sampling: units are drawn from the population with a known probability of ...
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On the gist of $\sigma(X_1,\ldots, X_n)$

As far as I understand the reason we have $\sigma(X_1,\ldots, X_n)$ all over the probability theory is that it tells us what questions are answerable by $X_1,\ldots, X_n$. Say, we run an experiment ...
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Is $\mathcal{L}^p \subset \mathcal{L}^{p-1} $?

A random variable $X$ is called integrable if $E[X] < \infty$. We say that $X \in \mathcal{L}^1$ if $E[X] < \infty$, and in general $X \in \mathcal{L}^p$ if $E[|X|^p] < \infty$. I know that ...
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number of ones with neighbours in a random binary string

Consider a sequence of i.i.d. random variables $(\xi_i)_{1 \leq i \leq L}$ such that $\xi_1 \in \{0,1\}$ and $P(\xi=1)=p$. Introduce the function $N : \{0,1\}^{L} \rightarrow \mathbb{N}$ which counts ...
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Can someone please help to understand the following probability

I was reading something on communication, then I came across the following equation: $Power_{rx}=Power_{tx}*|R|^2/(1+d^2)$ where $Power_{tx}$ and $d$ can be assume to be constant, and R is the ...
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Probability Generating Functions with Three Dice

Three identical dice are thrown. The dice are fair, that is, for all three dice the probability of turning up face $j$ is $1/6$, $1 \le j \le 6$. Let $X_1,\ X_2,\ X_3$ be the independent random ...
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Does monotone convergence theorem gives uniform convergence?

Monotone convergence theorem If $X_n$ are positive random variables and increasing to $X$, then $$\lim_{n \to \infty} E[X_n] = E[X]$$ My problem, though, is that $X$ depends on $m$, so it ...
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How does a pdf of the difference of two random variables relate to the pdf of each random variable

Let $T_1$ and $T_2$ be non-negative continuous random variables (rv) denoted in the form $T_i = \mu_i + \sigma_i X_i$ for $i=1,2$ where \begin{eqnarray*} T_{1} &=&\mu _{1}+\sigma _{1}X_{1} \\ ...
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$\sigma(Y)$-measurable R.V. $X$ and Borel functions

I have to prove that if $Y: \Omega \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ then $X: \Omega \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ is a $\sigma(Y)$-measurable function if and only if exists a Borel function $f: \mathbb{R} ...
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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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PDF of sum of two random variables

Assume an $n$ dimensional random variable $U$ that is uniformly distributed in the volume of an $n$-sphere with radius $R$. Assume another $n$ dimensional random variable $N$ that is distributed ...
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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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The distribution of minmax and maxmin deviations of a Random variable

Let $X_1,X_2,X_3,......,X_n$ be $n$ independently and uniformly distributed random variables in the interval $[a,b]$. Further let $P=\min \{X_i,i=1,2,3..,n\}$ and $Q=\max\{X_i,i=1,2,3..,n\}$. ...
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Random variables $x_i$ with $\lim_{k\to\infty}\frac1k\sum_{i=1}^kx_i=0$

I am looking for a sequence $(x_n)_{n\in\mathbb N}$ of random variables such that the sequence hasn't any expected value and $\lim_{k\to\infty}\frac1k\sum_{i=1}^kx_i=0$. I thought about using a ...
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Weighted random walk in 1-dimension

Suppose we have random walker on a line, he can only stay on sites which are, say, a distance $a$ from each other. At each step he can go left or right. Every time he steps on a site, makes the ...
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$\sup_nX_n<\infty$ almost surely iff $\sum_nP(X_n>A)<\infty$

Let $(X_n)_{n\in\mathbb N}$ be a sequence of independent random variables. Show that $\sup_nX_n<\infty$ almost surely iff there exists $A>0$ such that, $\sum_nP(X_n>A)<\infty$ By ...
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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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Prove $\{Z=0\}\subset\limsup\limits_{n}\{X_n<\epsilon\}$

Let $(X_n)_{n\in\mathbb N}$ be independent real random variables, with values in $(0,\infty)$. Consider the random variable $Z(w):=\inf\limits_{n\in\mathbb N}X_n(w)$. Prove that for every fixed ...