# Tagged Questions

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### Bounding Rayleigh quotioent for stochastic matrix

Suppose you have an irreducible, stochastic matrix $A$ with left Perron-Frobenius eigenvector $v$ (corresponding to the eigenvalue $1$), and suppose the next largest eigenvalue for $A$ is $\lambda$. ...

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### Equivalence of Gaussian measures on Hilbert space

Suppose we have 2 nondegenerate Gaussian measures given by N(0,T) and N(0,S) supported on a separable Hilbert space H. T and S are such that eigenbasis of S lies in the cameron martin space of ...

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### Finiteness of “novel variance” from a kernel on a compact space [on hold]

Let $c(i,i')$ be a kernel function on a reasonable index space $I$. Choose a dense sequence of points $\{i_1, i_2, \cdots \} \subseteq I$, and define the one-point kernel functions $k_n := c(\cdot, ...

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### Measures which exhibit the “uncorrelated implies independent” property

Let $X$ be a topological linear space, and let $X^*$ be its dual space. Suppose that $X$ is complete and Hausdorff, and $X^*$ separates points. Let $Y$ be another such space, and let $f : X \to Y$ be ...

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### Hermite coefficients of a positive density

It is well known that a necessary condition for a function in $L_2$ to be a.e. positive is that its fourier transform is positive-definite (in fact, due to Bochner's theorem, this is also a sufficient ...

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### Closed for the motion of an interacting particle system

I am dealing with interacting particle systems approximately in the sense of http://www.math.vu.nl/~rmeester/onderwijs/Interacting_Particle_Systems/liggett.pdf p. 5 except I am reading a book by the ...

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### Characterization of a set in $\mathbb{R}^d$

Let $X= (X_1,\dots, X_d)$ be a fixed vector of random variables on the space $(\Omega, \mathcal{F}, \mathbb{P})$. Consider the following set.
\begin{equation}\label{main12}
C= \{x\in \mathbb{R}^d ~|~ ...

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### Absolute convergence of logarithm of polynomial with positive coefficient ($\ln G(z) = \sum\limits_{i = 0}^\infty {{q_i}{z^i}} $)

Special problem: Let $G(z)$ be a probability generating function(pgf, the $z$ can be seen as real number or complex number), that is
$$G(z) = \sum\limits_{i = 0}^\infty {{p_i}{z^i}} ,(\left| z ...

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### Karhunen-Loeve expansion for discrete-time process

Is there a Karhunen-Loeve theorem for discrete-time process?
For example, let $\left\{X_i\right\}$ be a sequence of independent random variable which are uniformly distributed on the set $\{-1,1\}$. ...

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### Conditional expectation with respect to random closed sets

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If $X$ is a random closed set, and $Y$ is an integrable random variable, I would like a definition of the "conditional expectation" $$\mathbf{E}[Y \mid X\ni x].$$ Has this been worked ...

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### Smooth but non-analytic kernel functions

Does there exist a (stationary) covariance kernel function which is $C^\infty$-smooth but not real analytic? If so, could you please provide an example?

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### Solving a Fredholm equation with a piecewise kernel : Karhunen-Loeve of a stopped Brownian motion

Is there a way to solve analytically the Fredholm integral equation of the second kind
$$
\int_0^{100} K(s, t) f(s) ds = \lambda f(t)
$$
where the kernel has the piecewise 'linear' form
\begin{align}
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### General additive function of probability

Let $H$ be a function of finite sequences of probabilities (non-negative numbers summing up to 1) into real numbers, such that:
$H$ is continuous,
$H$ is symmetric w.r.t. the order of its arguments,
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### Are there pathological examples of log-concave measures that admit no shifts?

Does there exist a random vector $X$ in, say, the space $\mathbb{R}^\infty$ of sequences that has the following properties?
The distribution of $X$ is log-concave, i.e. for every $n$ the joint ...

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### If Gaussian measures on a Hilbert space converge weakly to 0, how do their covariance operators converge?

Suppose we have a sequence of Gaussian measures $N(0, S(n))$ supported on a Hilbert space $H$ and we know that the sequence converges weakly to the delta measure at $0$, what are the necessary and ...

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### Is the space of tempered distribution second countable?

Let $\mathcal S '(\mathbb R^d)$ be the space of Schwartz tempered distributions equipped with the weak-* topology. I need to know if this space is second countable, i.e. if this topology has a ...

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### Convergence in $L^2$ of iterated expectations

Take a probability space $(\Omega,\mathcal{F},\mathbf{P})$ and random variable $X \in L^2(\Omega,\mathcal{F},\mathbf{P})$.
Define the iterated expectations of X as follows: $X_0 = X$, and, ...

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### Estimates on gradients of diffusion semigroups

Consider the Dirichlet or Neumann Laplacian on a manifold with boundary. Suppose we have some estimate of the form
$$||e^{t\Delta} f||_{L^p} \leq C(t)||f||_{L^q}$$ for some $p, q$. For a specific ...

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### Cameron-Martin theorem for non-Gaussian measures

Let $X$ be a locally convex topological linear space, and $\mathbb P$ be a probability measure on $X$. Denote the mean vector $m \in X$ and covariance operator $k : X^* \to X$. Let $\tau_u : X \to X$ ...

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### Density of linear functionals in $L^2$

Let $X$ be a locally convex topological linear space, and let $\mathbb P$ be a probability measure on $X$. Suppose that $\operatorname{var}(\varphi) < \infty$ for all continuous linear functionals ...

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### Is every covariance operator the covariance of a measure?

Let $X$ be a topological linear space over $\mathbb R$ which is complete and Hausdorff with a dual space that separates points. Let $k : X^* \to X$ be an arbitrary covariance operator. i.e., any ...

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### Rosenthal like inequality for weak $\mathbb L^p$-norms

Let $p$ be a real number greater than $1$. It is well known (see Hall and Heyde's Martingale limit theory and its applications, Theorem 2.10) that there exists a constant $C_p$ such that if ...

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### a question about the proof of identification of dual space

I have a question about the proof below:
Let $\mathcal{C}:=\mathcal{C}(\mathbb{R})$ be the space of continuous functions on $\mathbb{R}$ and $\mathcal{C}_b$ its subspace consisting of bounded ...

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### equivalence of topologies defined on $M_1$(a subspace of bounded measures on $\mathbb{R}$)

Let $\mathcal{C}:=\mathcal{C}(\mathbb{R})$ be the space of continuous functions on $\mathbb{R}$ and $\mathcal{C}_b$ its subspace consisting of bounded elements. Define for $\phi(x):=1+|x|$,
$$
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### Weak ergodicity of nonhomogenous products of 0-1 matrices

Here is a question which probably has a negative answer, but I couldn't find any literature directly on it.
Let $(A_n)$ be a sequence of rectangular 0-1 matrices (that is, the entries are restricted ...

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### Extracting moments from a special Z-transform

Suppose I have a sequence of positive continuous random variables $\{X_k\}_{k=1}^\infty$ with (unknown) MGF's $M_{X_k}(s)$. Furthermore, it is known that
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### Gaussian measure on Banach spaces

Given any separable Banach space $B$ and a centered Gaussian measure $Q$ on it with Cameron-Martin space $H$, does there exist a Hilbert space $G$ and a Gaussian measure $W$ on it such that following ...

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### Probability measures on $L^p$

Let $(X,\mathcal X,\mu)$ be a fixed measure space, and suppose that $\mu$ is stationary and ergodic with respect to the (left) action of a topological group $G$. Stationarity means that $\mu = g_* \mu ...

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### Fractional Derivatives [closed]

How far these Theories of "Fractional Derivatives" be rigorized ? I have few books and references on Fractional Differential Equations etc (mainly they stress on Applied Mathematics parts and similar ...

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### matrix Khintchine inequality

The usual Khintchine inequality says that if $\{\epsilon_n\}_{n = 1}^N$ are i.i.d. random variables with $\mathbb{P}(\epsilon_n = \pm 1) = \frac{1}{2}$ for each $n$ then
\begin{equation*}
\left( ...

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### measure with given push-forwards

Let $X,Y$ be locally compact spaces (in my specific case, they are locally compact groups). Suppose that we are given a measure $\mu$ on $X$ and a finite number of quotient maps ...

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### Statistical models in terms of families of random variables

A statistical model is a function $P : \Theta \to \Delta(X)$, where $\Theta$ is a parameter space, and $\Delta(X)$ is the set of probability measures on a state space $X$.
Suppose that $\Theta$ and ...

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### Measure theory in nuclear spaces

Much of the literature on measure theory in linear spaces focuses on the case of normed linear spaces (e.g., the outstanding book by Vakhania, or its sequel). However, nuclear linear spaces "as far ...

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### Why aren't operator semigroups studied from a dynamical perspective?

Often times one talks about iterating a continuous map to get discrete topological dynamics, or having a 1-parameter family of continuous maps to get continuous topological dynamics.
When studying ...

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### Logarithmic mean

Logarithmic mean of two positive real numbers is well defined in the literature, it has also been extended to more than two arguments in various papers. Is there any notion of logarithmic mean of ...

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### Pettis Integrability and Laws of Large Numbers

Let $(\Omega, \mathcal F, \mathbb P)$ be a probability space, and let $V$ be a topological vector space with a dual space that separates points. Let $v_n : \Omega \to V$ be a sequence of Pettis ...

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### Linear combination of i.i.d. $Z_i$ distributed as $Z_1$

A classical property of the Gaussian distribution is that, if $\{Z_i\}_{1 \leq i \leq n}$ are i.i.d. standardised Gaussian distributions (i.e. $Z_i \sim N(0,1)$) and $S = \sum_{i=1}^n a_i Z_i$ where ...

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### Intuitive explanation of Dvoretzky's theorem

I am wondering if anyone has an enlightening explanation of why Dvoretzky's theorem (which says that a high-dimensional convex body has an almost round central section) is true -- there are a number ...

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### Applying Anderson's theorem to Spherically symmetric distribution in Stein estimation

The question appears Example 3.1 of the paper "Stein Estimation for Spherically Symmetric Distributions: Recent Developments" ...

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### Argmax of random walk vs of Brownian motion

Consider a random walk on $\mathbb{Z}$ with triangular drift and jumps that are standard normals. That is,
$$
\begin{cases}
RW_{t+1} = RW_t - d + \epsilon_t, \quad t \geq 0,\\
RW_{t-1} = RW_t - d + ...

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### Measures whose projections are absolutely continuous

Since my question was not answered on MSE, I would like to ask it here.
Let $\mu$ be a finite Borel measure on the plane. Does there exist a characterization of the property that almost all (wrt ...

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### What are some characterizations of the strong and total variation convergence topologies on measures?

I asked this question on StackExchange a few days ago but didn't get any response, so I thought I would try here.
The Wikipedia article on convergence of measures defines three kinds of convergence: ...

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### Approximation of an integral over the unit ball of L_1

For every $\varepsilon>0$ find a piecewise continuous function $q:[0,1]\rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ such that $\int_0^1 q(x)dx=1$ and
$$\int_{0}^1 \int_{0}^{s} \left|\frac{q(s)q(t/s)}{s}- ...

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### Markov operators and existence of ergodic measures

My question refers to the yesterday's question (see here)
of John Learner and goes as follows:
Can we deduce the existence of an ergodic measure if we know that an invariant measure exists, but the ...

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### Random variable matrix exponential

I am trying to find out the distribution of a matrix exponential which is a function of a random variable. My mathematics background is very limited and I hope I can receive some help from here.
What ...

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### star-product of copulas

I have recently come accross the star product of copulas, that is if $A$ and $B$ are 2-copulas and $\{C_t\}_{t\in[0,1]}$ is a family of copulas, then $C(x,y,z) = \int_0^y C_t(\frac{\partial}{\partial ...

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### Does this metric have an official name? Lévy metric? Ky Fan metric?

Let $X$ and $Y$ be random variables taking values in a separable metric space $(S,d)$. The metric I have in mind is
$$\rho(X,Y) = \mathbb{E}[\min\{d(X,Y),1\}]$$
if $X$ and $Y$ take values in the a ...

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### Does a metric refine the weak-* topology on a dual space?

Let $X$ be a topological affine space over $\mathbb C$, with no additional assumptions. Let $X^*$ denote its dual space of continuous affine functionals $X \to \mathbb C$, equipped with the weak-$*$ ...

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### Prohorov's theorem for random elements of Hilbert space: weak convergence

Let $(\Omega,\mathcal{F},P)$ be a probability space and let $(E,\mathcal{E})$ be a separable Hilbert space ($E$) with Borel $\sigma$-algebra $\mathcal{E}$. For concreteness let us set $E=L^{2}[a,b]$ ...

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### Agreement of two topologies on a linear space

I'm dealing with the formalism of an abstract Wiener space, and I'm not sure if two relevant topologies coincide.
Let $X$ be a topological vector space, and let $X^*$ be its dual space of continuous ...