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Computer scientist student who is trying to study math and trying avoid asking stupid questions on this website.


Feb
23
asked Generalized Second Borel-Cantelli lemma
Feb
22
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Feb
21
revised Proving existence of limit by Martingale.
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Feb
21
asked Convergence of Martingale.
Feb
21
comment Proving existence of limit by Martingale.
@Ilya You're right. But this question appears as an exercise for martingales. So there must be some way that we can relate this fixed sequence to a super or sub martingale. I'm thinking that could there be $X_n$ such that $X_n$ converges almost surely, and $\prod_m (1+y_m)$ is one of $X_n$'s realization.
Feb
21
answered A fair coin flip, which of the events are independent
Feb
21
comment Proving existence of limit by Martingale.
@ByronSchmuland Yeah, you are right. There is a problem if $M > 1$.
Feb
21
asked Proving existence of limit by Martingale.
Feb
20
accepted Martingale that converges almost surely to $-\infty$.
Feb
20
comment Martingale that converges to zero
@ColinMcQuillan I see! Because $Y_1,Y_2,..$ are i.i.d., so we can find an $\epsilon > 0$ such that $\mathbb P[|Y_1 - 1| ~> \epsilon] < 1$ for all $n$. Therefore $\mathbb P[Y_n = 1] = 0$. So here $i.i.d.$ is a necessary condition.
Feb
20
comment Martingale that converges to zero
@ColinMcQuillan But couldn't there exists a set $A = \{\omega:Y_n(\omega) \to 1\}$ such that $\mathbb P\{A\} > 0$?
Feb
20
accepted Martingale that converges to zero
Feb
20
asked Martingale that converges to zero
Feb
20
comment Martingale that converges almost surely to $-\infty$.
I see. How about let $\xi_{n}$ be $-1$ with probability $1-\frac{1}{2^{n}}$, and be $2^{n}-1$with probability $1/2^{n}$.Since $\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}1/2^{n}<\infty,$we have $\mathbb{P}\{\xi_{n}>0 \, \text{i.o.}\}=0$. In other words, $\mathbb{P}\{\xi_{n}<0 \, \text{i.o.}\}=1$. So we have $\sum_{m=1}^n \xi_n \to -\infty$.
Feb
20
asked Martingale that converges almost surely to $-\infty$.
Feb
14
comment Superharmonic function and super martingale.
I got it thanks!
Feb
14
comment Superharmonic function and super martingale.
Hi, I guess by "integrate that which is independent and keep that which is measurable", you mean something like $E(X + Y|\mathcal{F})=E(X) + Y$ is $X$ is independent of $\mathcal{F}$ and $Y$ is measurable w.r.p. to $\mathcal{F}$. Is that right?
Feb
14
comment Superharmonic function and super martingale.
Here is a copy of that book lce.esalq.usp.br/arquivos/aulas/2011/LCE5866/…
Feb
14
comment Superharmonic function and super martingale.
Yeah, I guess I missed something very basic when I studied conditional expectation. I'm reading this book : math.duke.edu/~rtd/PTE/pte.html
Feb
14
revised Superharmonic function and super martingale.
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