# Questions tagged [pr.probability]

Theory and applications of probability and stochastic processes: e.g. central limit theorems, large deviations, stochastic differential equations, models from statistical mechanics, queuing theory.

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### Weak convergence of conditional probabilities

Suppose $\mu_n\implies\mu$, i.e. $\mu_n$ converges weakly to $\mu$ where $\mu_n$, $\mu$ are probability measures on some metric space $(X,d)$. Given a Borel set $B$, define $\mu^B$ to be the ...
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### Comparing mixing time of lazy and non-lazy Markov chains

Suppose we have a probability distribution $\pi : X \rightarrow [0,1]$ where $X$ is finite and let $Q : X \times X \rightarrow [0,1]$ be a Markov kernel that is reversible with respect to $\pi$. That ...
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### Bounds on the mills ratio

How do I show the following bounds on the mills ratio : $\frac{1}{x}- \frac{1}{x^3} < \frac{1-\Phi(x)}{\phi(x)} < \frac{1}{x}- \frac{1}{x^3} +\frac{3}{x^5} \ \ \ \ \ \ \$ for $\ \ \ x>0$ ...
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### Strong convexity of internal energy with respect to Wasserstein metric

It is well known that the internal energy (see, e.g., Definition 3.32 in and Proposition 3.33 in 1) is geodesically convex with the 2-Wasserstein distance. I was wondering under what condition, the ...
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### What is the distribution of a Cartesian power of a collection of iid uniform points? (renewed)

The following question was asked recently at https://mathoverflow.net/questions/326631/what-is-the-distribution-of-a-cartesian-power-of-a-collection-of-iid-uniform-poi : Take a rectangle with ...
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### Guessing each other's coins

I recently thought about the following game (has it been considered before?). Alice and Bob collaborate. Alice observes a sequence of independent unbiased random bits $(A_n)$, and then chooses an ...