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The mutual information rate spectrum

Definition: $\mathbf{X}$ denotes the random vector $({X_1},{X_2},...,{X_n})$. The mutual information between $X$ and $Y$, $I(X;Y)$, is determined by the joint law of $p(X,Y)$, Given two random ...
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How to randomly select a point from the surface of a unit sphere ? [duplicate]

Construct in $\Bbb R^k$ a random variable $X$ that is uniformly distributed over the surface of the unit sphere in the sense that $|X|=1$ and $UX$ has the same distribution as $X$ for orthogonal ...
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Why do we need to declare a probability measure for the definition of stochastic processes?

Let $(\Omega,\mathcal{A})$ be a measurable space $E$ be a Polish space and $\mathcal{E}$ be the Borel-$\sigma$-algebra on $E$ $I\subseteq\mathbb{R}$ $X_t$ be measurable with respect to ...
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Trying to understand the behaviour of i.i.d.

In a course called introduction to probability theorem we are covering now i.i.d. (independent and identically distributed random variables). I already know when two variables are independent: $X, Y$ ...
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When is a coupling ''natural''?

The definition of coupling is written below. In some articles, I found the term "natural coupling". When is a coupling said to be ''natural''? Definition of coupling between two random variables: Let ...
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Why the two expressions of total variation distance are equivalent?

In a stochastic processes textbook, I find the definition of total variation distance is $\|\pi - \nu\|_{TV} = \max\{|\pi(A) - \nu(A)|:A\subset S\}$ where $\pi$ and $\nu$ are two probability measures ...
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Definition of convergence rate of random variables

What is the definition of rate of convergence of a sequence of random variables? i.e. what does it mean that the convergence rate of the sequence of random variable $X_1,X_2,\ldots X_n,\ldots$ to $X$ ...
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Simple probability with dice

Suppose you roll a 6-sided dice 6 times. a. What is the probability that all of the rolls show either 1, 2, or 3? Would the answer be $(1/2)^6$? b. What is the probability that all of the rolls ...
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Continuity sets are neccesary for weak convergence.

Portmanteau theorem In particular if $\mu_n \to \mu$ weakly then $\mu_n(A)\to \mu(A)$ for each continuity set. I want an example to show that the hypothesis of $\mu(\partial(A))=0$ is neccesary. ...
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On the Preservation of Product Measurability under Partial Conditional Expectation.

Let $(X,\mathcal{X},\mu)$ and $(Y,\mathcal{Y},\nu)$ be probability spaces, $\mathcal{X}_{0}\subset\mathcal{X}$ a (sub)sigma field and assume that $f=f(x,y)\in L^{1}_{\mu\otimes \nu}$ where $(X\times ...
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Find probability of event

Task is: Find probability of 4 aces laying in row in a deck of 36 cards. All possible shufflings of 36 deck is $36!$ I can place 4 cards in a row with $33$ different ways. And each way can be $4!$ ...
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Show that $L^2(\Omega, \sigma(X),P)$ is a closed hilbert subspace of $L^2(\Omega, \mathbb{A},P)$ s.th $\sigma(X) \subset \mathbb{A}$

I was self-studying probability theory(conditional expectation). I know that a subspace is $U$ of $V$ is a set $U \subset V$ s.th $\forall x,y \in U$ and $\forall \alpha, \beta \in F$ we have that ...
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proving independence of stochastic integrals

Does anyone know how to show that the stochastic integrals \begin{equation} \bigg\{ \int_0^1 \cos \Big[ (n- \frac{1}{2}) \pi t \Big] \,dW_t \bigg\}_{n \in \mathbb{N}} \end{equation} are ...
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Clever way of finding $\int_0^\infty x\Phi(x)\phi(x)dx$

Suppose that $\Phi$ and $\phi$ are the Standard Normal c.d.f and p.d.f. respectively. Then, evaluate $$\int_0^\infty x\Phi(x)\phi(x)dx$$ There is no use of my trying to show my approach because ...
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Weak and vague convergence of normal distribution

Let $\mu_n = \mathcal{N}(0,n)$ be the normal distribution with mean $0$ and variance $n$ on $\mathbb{R}$, $\nu$ the zero-measure (which is defined by $\nu(A) = 0$ for any ...
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Decision-making with random term

Consider the following situation. There are multiple options to choose from based on an attribute related to those options. For example: ...
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Show that $\Omega\setminus A_1, Ω\setminus A_2,\ldots, \Omega\setminus A_n$ are independent

Let $(\Omega, \Sigma, P)$ be a probability space and let $A_1, A_2, \ldots , A_n$ be independent events in this probability space. Show that $\Omega\setminus A_1, \Omega \setminus A_2, \ldots , \Omega ...
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At time n, randomly choose a natural number ≤n. How long is it until a single number is chosen three times?

To clarify, the number ≤n is chosen uniformly at random at each step, and n chooses from the natural numbers beginning with 1. I wish to determine the expected value of $n$ at which a natural number ...
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product of two multivariate normal densities for the same vector, if one is only specified for a subset

A random vector x with n elements has a multivariate-normal density f(x). Another distribution is known for m linear combinations of elements of x. The linear combinations are given in the form ...
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Almost sure convergence, arithmetic mean, variance

I am stuck proving that this sequence $$\sigma^2_n:= \frac{1}{n-1} \sum_{i=1}^n (X_i - \frac{X_1+...+X_n}{n})^2$$ is converegent almost surely to $D^2X_i = \sigma^2$. We assume that $X_1, X_2, X_3, ...
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Help with two probability questions. Classic definition of probability.

The first can be done using condition probability, but was wondering how to do it just with the classic definition of probability? Both questions are in the same part of the book, and therefore i ...
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Problem on Baye's formula

I was reading A First Course in Probability by Sheldon Ross. I think I quite understood the below problem but I still feel fuzzy. Problem: In answering on a multiple choice test, a student either ...
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why does $X,Y \in L^2 $ and $E[X^2]=0 \implies X=0$ everywhere and not almost surely

If $L^2$ denote all (equivalent classes of almost sure equality) random variables $X$ such that $E[X^2] < \infty $. Note here we are identifying all random varibles $X,Y$ in $L^2$ that are equal ...
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Jee Main 2015 Question. Probabilty

If $12$ identical balls are to be placed in $3$ identical boxes, then the probability that one of the boxes contains exactly $3$ balls is: (1) $22 \times(\frac{1}{3})^{11}$ (2) $\frac{55}{3} \times ...
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Random Variables and Statistic

I'm studying Statistical Inference by Casella and I'm confused with the definitions of random variable & statistic. So let we have the probability space $(\Omega, F, P)$ where $\Omega$ is the ...
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expectation calculation problem small problem

a Continuous, positive random variable X, whose PDF is proportional to $(1+x)^{-4}$, where $0<x<\infty$, determine $E(X)$ i tried to solve it directly by integrating from 0 to infinity to get ...
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expectation calculation problem

I got the answers for this and i know its 1.05 but the way it explains is very difficult to understand so im seeking for some help here. A system made up of 7 components with independent, identically ...
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Tail field of random variables in $\mathbb{Z}$

Let $X_1, X_2, \ldots$ i. i. d. with values in $\mathbb{Z}$, define $S_0 := 0$, $S_n := X_1 + \cdots + X_n$ and $R_n := \{S_n = 0\}$ for $n \in \mathbb{N}$. Show that ...
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Is there a name for this stochastic process?

Let $(\Omega,\mathscr{F},P)$ be a probability space and $\{X_n\}_{n\geq 1}$ be a stochastic process. Assume each $X_n$ only takes two values $0$ or $1$, i.e., $X_n:\Omega\rightarrow \{0,1\}$. Of ...
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Integral of Constant Parameter Martingale

What is the $\int_{1}^{t}W_1W_sdW_s$. This is the question solved by Kuo in his paper an extension of the Ito's Integral (2008) but there limit runs from $0$ instead of $1$.
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Exercise on stationary measures.

This is a question from Durrett, exercise 6.5.4. Recall that $$ \mu_x(y) = E_x\left( \sum_{n=0}^{T_x-1} 1(X_n = y)\right) = \sum_{n=0}^\infty P_x(X_n = y, T_x > n)$$ is a stationary measure and ...
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Asking for helps about deriving arcsine distribution

I solved the above exercise. And the exercise below is based on the exercise above. Here, I managed to show the first equality of (i). But I can't find a way how to prove the second equality of ...
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Distribution of a transformed Brownian motion

Let $W$ be a standard Brownian motion. From an earlier proven result I know that $N_t = \exp\left\{a W_t - \frac12 a^2 t \right\}$ defines a martingale on the natural filtration of $W$ for all $a \in ...
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Finding Variance

I am a little confused on how to go about finding different parts of the Variance of a random variable. Here is the question. A total of $n$ balls, numbered $1,.. n$, are put into $n$ urns, also ...
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understanding darts probability

Note: this problem for who understands the game of darts Hello iam trying to compute the probability of a dart to hit a ring if you know that the opportunity to miss the ring is 10% what will the ...
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Divergent series of independent RV

I'm trying to prove that if $\{X_n\}_{n=1}^{\infty}$ is a sequence of independent random variables with the same distribution and $P(X_1 \neq 0)>0$, then the series $\sum_{n=1}^{\infty} X_n$ is ...
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Book recommendation needed: asymptotic behavior of non-stationary Markov chain

Is there any stochastic process textbook which covers some standard results for non-stationary Markov chain? For my purpose, countable state space is enough. Thanks!
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How to find $E[X^2\mid X+Y]$?

Suppose $X$ and $Y$ are independent Poisson random variables with rates $\lambda_1, \lambda_2$ respectively, then how would we go about calculating: $ E[X^2\mid X+Y] \text{ ?} $$
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Characteristic Function and Density Function

Consider a random variable $X$ with density function $f(x)$, moment generating function $M(t):= \int e^{tx}f(x) dx$ (existing in an interval containing $0$), cumulant generating function $K(t):=\log ...
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Calculate $\mathbb{E}(T^2)$ and $\mathbb{E}(\int_0^T X_s \,d s)$ for exit time $T$ of Brownian motion $(X_t)_{t \geq 0}$

Let $T$ be the exit time of from the interval $[-b,a]$ of a standard Brownian Motion $X_t$, then how would we go about calculating the following two expectations: $E[T^2]$ (and) $E[\int_0^T X_tds]$? ...
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Measurability of the event that Brownian motion hits a given set

Let $W$ be a Brownian motion in $\mathbb{R}^{2}$ on a probability space $\left(\Omega,\mathcal{F},\mathbb{P}\right)$ . Let us assume $\mathcal{F}$ is the sigma-algebra on the path space ...
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Deciphering proof of SLLN

I was looking at a proof of the string law of large numbers, and am having trouble finding where the proof uses the assumption that the random variables are identically distributed. I'll reproduce the ...
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How transformation of co-ordinates system relates to its vectors?

Consider a positive definite matrix. Can we consider that it has a underlying co-ordiante system? If we transform that co-ordinate system how the the vectors are transformed? Is this question even ...
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Meaning of co-ordinate system of Covariance matrix

Can we think that any matrix representation has an underlying co-ordinate system? Now consider a positive definite sample covariance matrix. If so what is the meaning of the co-ordinate system of the ...
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How long would it take to a lottery number repeat?

In Professor Stewart’s Cabinet of Mathematical Curiosities the following is asked: You have $1000$ songs on your MP3 player. If it plays songs ‘at random’, how long would you expect to wait ...
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Prove $\mathbb{P} \left( \sup_{t \geq 0} M_t > x \mid \mathcal{F}_0 \right) = 1 \wedge \frac{M_0}{x}$ for a martingale $(M_t)_{t \geq 0}$

Let $M$ be a positive, continuous martingale that converges a.s. to zero as $t$ tends to infinity. I now want to prove that for every $x>0$ $$ P\left( \sup_{t \geq 0 } M_t > x \mid \mathcal{F}_0 ...
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New characteristic function from old

The question I want to do says: Let $f(u,t) : \mathbb{R}^2 \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ be a function, such that for each $u$, $f(u, \cdot)$ is a characteristic function, and such that for each $t$, ...
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Probability_distribution [closed]

Three points are chosen at random on the circumference of a circle. Find the probability that they all lie on the same semicircle, using random numbers generated from a uniform distribution.
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4 cards are shuffled and placed face down. Hidden faces display 4 elements: earth, wind, fire, water. You turn over cards until win or lose.

Question: 4 cards are shuffled and placed face down in front of you. Their hidden faces display 4 elements: water, earth, wind, fire. You turn over cards until win or lose. You win if you turn over ...
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incorrect rejection of a true null hypothesis? [closed]

We have a contest 1 weeks ago. One question is a bit strange for us as follows: $X\sim B(4,p). $ for test $H_0:p=0.2$ versus $H_1:p>0.2$. if $X=4$, $H_0$ assumption is rejected. calculate ...