New PDF release: Approximation Theorems of Mathematical Statistics (Wiley

By Robert J. Serfling

ISBN-10: 0471024031

ISBN-13: 9780471024033

This paperback reprint of 1 of the easiest within the box covers a huge diversity of restrict theorems necessary in mathematical facts, besides equipment of evidence and methods of software. The manipulation of "probability" theorems to procure "statistical" theorems is emphasised.

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The question is answered in three parts, corresponding respectively to postulated convergence in probability, in rth mean, and in distribution. 1 Conversion of Convergence in Probability to Convergence wpl A standard result of measure theory is the following(see Royden (1968), p. 230). Theorem. IfX, 3 X, then there exists a subsequence XnI;such that X, X, k -+ a. Note that this is merely an existence result. For implications of the theorem for statistical purposes, see Simons (1971). 2 Conversion of Convergence in rth Mean to Convergence wpl Consider the following question: given that X, 3 0, under what circumstances does the "smoothed" sequence converge wpl?

Let {Xi}be independent random variables and {B,} a sequence of numbers satisfying Bn+ 1 B,+ a,Bn Suppose that, for some E > 0, 1, n+m. m (2Bt log log B,)’12 = 1 wpl. 5, Breiman (1968), pp. 291-292, Lamperti (1966), pp. 41-49, and Feller (1957), pp. 191is a 198. D. Bernoulli trials and provides discussion of general forms of the LIL. More broadly, for general reading on the “almost sure behavior” of sequences of random variables, with thorough attention to extensions to dependent sequences, see the books by RCvisz (1968) and Stout (1974).

Suppose that F ; l ( t o ) < F - ' ( t 0 ) - E for infinitely many n. 4(ii), to 5 F,(F; ' ( t o ) ) s F,(F-'(to) - E). 4(i), F-'(to) 5 F-'(F(F-'(to) - E ) ) I;F-'(t0) - E, a contradiction. Therefore, we must have ~ ; ' ( t ~>) F-'(to) +e for infinitely many n = 1,2, ... 4(iii), this is equivalent to F,(F-'(C,) + E ) < to for infinitely many n = 1,2,. 4(i). It follows that + E) 5 t o . , + E], 22 PRELIMINARY TOOLS AND FOUNDATIONS that is, that F is flat in a right neighborhood of F-'(t,,). Since (justify) there are at most countably many flat portions, the proof is complete.

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