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Independent random variables with $X^2 + Y^2 =1$

Example ... $X$ and $Y$ are independent, and both have the scaled Radermacher distribution $$ P(X=1/\sqrt2) = P(X=-1/\sqrt2) = 1/2. $$ Then $X$ and $Y$ are not constant, they are independent, but ...
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Does Independence hold for $\sigma$-Algebras Generated by Disjoint Subsets of an independent Sequence

I will show the argument when the subsets of $\mathbb{N}$ are finite. Let $A=\{a_1,...,a_n\}\subset \mathbb{N}$. Let $(X_n)_{n \in \mathbb{N}}$ be random variables. Then, $(X_{a_1},...,X_{a_n}):\Omega\...
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Prove that $Z_n$ is independent of $(Y_{i,n})_i$

First, note that $Z_n$ is $\sigma(Z_{n-1}, Y_{1,n-1}, Y_{2,n-1}, \ldots)$-measurable. By induction on $n$, this shows that $Z_n$ is $\sigma(Y_{i,j} : i\geq 1, 1\leq j < n)$-measurable. It now ...
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Independent random variables with $X^2 + Y^2 =1$

If $X$ and $Y$ are independent and $X^2+Y^2=1$, then $X^2$ and $Y^2$ are almost surely constant. Indeed, let $U=X^2$ and $V=Y^2$. Then $U=1-V$ and the random variables $U$ and $V$ are independent ...
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Independence of maximums of independent random iid exponential variables.

Assume $0<m<n$. By symmetry, we have $\mathbb{P}(X_m>X_1,\dots,X_{m-1})=\frac1m$ and $\mathbb{P}(X_n>X_1,\dots,X_{n-1})=\frac1n$ . On the other hand, we have for $0<x<y$ $$(*){:={\...
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Conditional Independence involving four events

When $A, B, C, H$ are events, this property seems wrong. For example, when $H = \Omega$, then it amounts to say "if $A$ and $C$ are independent, $B$ and $C$ are independent, then $A \cap B$ and $...
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Independence assumption for interarrival time

You have to keep in mind the separation between a physical process and a model. We observe some process in the real world (customers arriving at a server) and want to construct a model that helps us ...
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Independence of Sample Mean and Sample Variance

Yes it is a characterization for the normal distribution shown first by Geary (1936) that the sample mean and sample variance are independent if and only if the population distribution is normal. ...
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Does Independence hold for $\sigma$-Algebras Generated by Disjoint Subsets of an independent Sequence

I think I understand how to prove it now. Please let me know, if my reasoning is correct. Big thanks to @IzzakvanDongen. Let $\mathcal{A}$ and $\mathcal{B}$ denote the sets of all possible finite ...
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