Probability Distributions on Banach Spaces

Author: N Vakhania,Vazha Tarieladze,S. Chobanyan

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 940093873X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 482

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Approach your problems from the right end It isn't that they can't see the solution. It is and begin with the answers. Then one day, that they can't see the problem. perhaps you will find the final question. G. K. Chesterton. The Scandal of Father 'The Hermit Clad in Crane Feathers' in R Brown 'The point of a Pin'. van Gulik's The Chinese Maze Murders. Growing specialization and diversification have brought a host of monographs and textbooks on increasingly specialized topics. However, the "tree" of knowledge of mathematics and related fields does not grow only by putting forth new branches. It also happens, quite often in fact, that branches which were thought to be completely disparate are suddenly seen to be related. Further, the kind and level of sophistication of mathematics applied in various sciences has changed drastically in recent years: measure theory is used (non trivially) in regional and theoretical economics; algebraic geometry interacts with physics; the Minkowsky lemma, coding theory and the structure of water meet one another in packing and covering theory; quantum fields, crystal defects and mathematical programming profit from homotopy theory; Lie algebras are relevant to filtering; and prediction and electrical engineering can use Stein spaces. And in addition to this there are such new emerging subdisciplines as "experimental mathematics", "CFD", "completely integrable systems", "chaos, synergetics and large-scale order", which are almost impossible to fit into the existing classification schemes. They draw upon widely different sections of mathematics.
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Probability in Banach Spaces, 8: Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference

proceeding of the Eighth International Conference [celebrado en verano de 1991 en Bowdoin College]

Author: R.M. Dudley,M.G. Hahn,James Kuelbs

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780817636579

Category: Mathematics

Page: 510

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Probability limit theorems in infinite-dimensional spaces give conditions un der which convergence holds uniformly over an infinite class of sets or functions. Early results in this direction were the Glivenko-Cantelli, Kolmogorov-Smirnov and Donsker theorems for empirical distribution functions. Already in these cases there is convergence in Banach spaces that are not only infinite-dimensional but nonsep arable. But the theory in such spaces developed slowly until the late 1970's. Meanwhile, work on probability in separable Banach spaces, in relation with the geometry of those spaces, began in the 1950's and developed strongly in the 1960's and 70's. We have in mind here also work on sample continuity and boundedness of Gaussian processes and random methods in harmonic analysis. By the mid-70's a substantial theory was in place, including sharp infinite-dimensional limit theorems under either metric entropy or geometric conditions. Then, modern empirical process theory began to develop, where the collection of half-lines in the line has been replaced by much more general collections of sets in and functions on multidimensional spaces. Many of the main ideas from probability in separable Banach spaces turned out to have one or more useful analogues for empirical processes. Tightness became "asymptotic equicontinuity. " Metric entropy remained useful but also was adapted to metric entropy with bracketing, random entropies, and Kolchinskii-Pollard entropy. Even norms themselves were in some situations replaced by measurable majorants, to which the well-developed separable theory then carried over straightforwardly.
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Probability in Banach Spaces

Isoperimetry and Processes

Author: Michel Ledoux,Michel Talagrand

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642202128

Category: Mathematics

Page: 480

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Isoperimetric, measure concentration and random process techniques appear at the basis of the modern understanding of Probability in Banach spaces. Based on these tools, the book presents a complete treatment of the main aspects of Probability in Banach spaces (integrability and limit theorems for vector valued random variables, boundedness and continuity of random processes) and of some of their links to Geometry of Banach spaces (via the type and cotype properties). Its purpose is to present some of the main aspects of this theory, from the foundations to the most important achievements. The main features of the investigation are the systematic use of isoperimetry and concentration of measure and abstract random process techniques (entropy and majorizing measures). Examples of these probabilistic tools and ideas to classical Banach space theory are further developed.
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Introduction to Banach Spaces: Analysis and Probability:

Author: Daniel Li,Hervé Queffélec

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108300081

Category: Mathematics

Page: N.A

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This two-volume text provides a complete overview of the theory of Banach spaces, emphasising its interplay with classical and harmonic analysis (particularly Sidon sets) and probability. The authors give a full exposition of all results, as well as numerous exercises and comments to complement the text and aid graduate students in functional analysis. The book will also be an invaluable reference volume for researchers in analysis. Volume 1 covers the basics of Banach space theory, operatory theory in Banach spaces, harmonic analysis and probability. The authors also provide an annex devoted to compact Abelian groups. Volume 2 focuses on applications of the tools presented in the first volume, including Dvoretzky's theorem, spaces without the approximation property, Gaussian processes, and more. Four leading experts also provide surveys outlining major developments in the field since the publication of the original French edition.
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Asymptotic Methods in Probability and Statistics with Applications

Author: N. Balakrishnan,I.A.V.B. Ibragimov,Valery B. Nevzorov

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780817642143

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 549

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This book represents thirty-eight extensive and carefully edited chapters written by prominent researchers, providing an up-to-date survey of new asymptotic methods in science and technology. The chapters contain broad coverage of the latest developments and innovative techniques in a wide range of theoretical and numerical issues in the field of asymptotic methods in probability and mathematical statistics. The book is organized into ten thematic parts: probability distributions; characterizations of distributions; probabilities and measures in high dimensional structures; weak and stron limit theorems; large deviation probabilities; empirical processes; order statistics and records; estimation of parameters and hypotheses testing; random walks, and applications to finance. Written in an accessible style, this book conveys a clear and practical perspective of asymptotic methods. Topics and features:Recent developments in asymptotic methods; Parametric and Nonparametric Inference; Distribution Theory; Stochastic Processes; Order Statistics; Record values and Characterizations. Asymptotic methods in Probability and Mathematical Statistics is an essential resource for reseachers, practitioners, and professionals involved in Theoretical and Applied Probability and/or in Theoretical and Applied Statistics. Various chapters of the volume will also appeal to industrial statisticians and financial economists.
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Linear Processes in Function Spaces

Theory and Applications

Author: Denis Bosq

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461211549

Category: Mathematics

Page: 286

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The main subject of this book is the estimation and forecasting of continuous time processes. It leads to a development of the theory of linear processes in function spaces. Mathematical tools are presented, as well as autoregressive processes in Hilbert and Banach spaces and general linear processes and statistical prediction. Implementation and numerical applications are also covered. The book assumes knowledge of classical probability theory and statistics.
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Functional Analysis for Probability and Stochastic Processes

An Introduction

Author: Adam Bobrowski

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521831666

Category: Mathematics

Page: 393

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This text is designed both for students of probability and stochastic processes, and for students of functional analysis. It presents some chosen parts of functional analysis that can help understand ideas from probability and stochastic processes. The subjects range from basic Hilbert and Banach spaces, through weak topologies and Banach algebras, to the theory of semigroups of bounded linear operators. Numerous standard and non-standard examples and exercises make the book suitable as a course textbook as well as for self-study.
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Nonlinear Mathematics for Uncertainty and its Applications

Author: Shoumei Li,Xia Wang,Yoshiaki Okazaki,Jun Kawabe,Toshiaki Murofushi,Li Guan

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 364222833X

Category: Computers

Page: 709

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This volume is a collection of papers presented at the international conference on Nonlinear Mathematics for Uncertainty and Its Applications (NLMUA2011), held at Beijing University of Technology during the week of September 7--9, 2011. The conference brought together leading researchers and practitioners involved with all aspects of nonlinear mathematics for uncertainty and its applications. Over the last fifty years there have been many attempts in extending the theory of classical probability and statistical models to the generalized one which can cope with problems of inference and decision making when the model-related information is scarce, vague, ambiguous, or incomplete. Such attempts include the study of nonadditive measures and their integrals, imprecise probabilities and random sets, and their applications in information sciences, economics, finance, insurance, engineering, and social sciences. The book presents topics including nonadditive measures and nonlinear integrals, Choquet, Sugeno and other types of integrals, possibility theory, Dempster-Shafer theory, random sets, fuzzy random sets and related statistics, set-valued and fuzzy stochastic processes, imprecise probability theory and related statistical models, fuzzy mathematics, nonlinear functional analysis, information theory, mathematical finance and risk managements, decision making under various types of uncertainty, and others.
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High Dimensional Probability VI

The Banff Volume

Author: Christian Houdré,David M. Mason,Jan Rosiński,Jon A. Wellner

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3034804903

Category: Mathematics

Page: 374

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This is a collection of papers by participants at High Dimensional Probability VI Meeting held from October 9-14, 2011 at the Banff International Research Station in Banff, Alberta, Canada. High Dimensional Probability (HDP) is an area of mathematics that includes the study of probability distributions and limit theorems in infinite-dimensional spaces such as Hilbert spaces and Banach spaces. The most remarkable feature of this area is that it has resulted in the creation of powerful new tools and perspectives, whose range of application has led to interactions with other areas of mathematics, statistics, and computer science. These include random matrix theory, nonparametric statistics, empirical process theory, statistical learning theory, concentration of measure phenomena, strong and weak approximations, distribution function estimation in high dimensions, combinatorial optimization, and random graph theory. The papers in this volume show that HDP theory continues to develop new tools, methods, techniques and perspectives to analyze the random phenomena. Both researchers and advanced students will find this book of great use for learning about new avenues of research.​
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Stochastic Integration in Banach Spaces

Theory and Applications

Author: Vidyadhar Mandrekar,Barbara Rüdiger

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319128531

Category: Mathematics

Page: 211

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Considering Poisson random measures as the driving sources for stochastic (partial) differential equations allows us to incorporate jumps and to model sudden, unexpected phenomena. By using such equations the present book introduces a new method for modeling the states of complex systems perturbed by random sources over time, such as interest rates in financial markets or temperature distributions in a specific region. It studies properties of the solutions of the stochastic equations, observing the long-term behavior and the sensitivity of the solutions to changes in the initial data. The authors consider an integration theory of measurable and adapted processes in appropriate Banach spaces as well as the non-Gaussian case, whereas most of the literature only focuses on predictable settings in Hilbert spaces. The book is intended for graduate students and researchers in stochastic (partial) differential equations, mathematical finance and non-linear filtering and assumes a knowledge of the required integration theory, existence and uniqueness results and stability theory. The results will be of particular interest to natural scientists and the finance community. Readers should ideally be familiar with stochastic processes and probability theory in general, as well as functional analysis and in particular the theory of operator semigroups. ​
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Geometry of Banach Spaces

Proceedings of the Conference Held in Strobl, Austria 1989

Author: P. F. X. Müller,W. Schachermayer,J. W. S. Cassels

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521408509

Category: Mathematics

Page: 270

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This volume reflects the progress made in many branches of recent research in Banach space theory and illustrates its interplay with other areas of analysis.
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Functional Analysis and its Applications

Proceedings of the International Conference on Functional Analysis and its Applications dedicated to the 110th Anniversary of Stefan Banach, May 28-31, 2002, Lviv, Ukraine

Author: Vladimir Kadets,Wieslaw Tadeusz Zelazko

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080472805

Category: Mathematics

Page: 342

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The conference took place in Lviv, Ukraine and was dedicated to a famous Polish mathematician Stefan Banach ƒ{ the most outstanding representative of the Lviv mathematical school. Banach spaces, introduced by Stefan Banach at the beginning of twentieth century, are familiar now to every mathematician. The book contains a short historical article and scientific contributions of the conference participants, mostly in the areas of functional analysis, general topology, operator theory and related topics.
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Probability in Banach Spaces, 9

Author: Jorgen Hoffmann-Jorgensen,James Kuelbs,Michael B. Marcus

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461202531

Category: Mathematics

Page: 431

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The papers contained in this volume are an indication of the topics th discussed and the interests of the participants of The 9 International Conference on Probability in Banach Spaces, held at Sandjberg, Denmark, August 16-21, 1993. A glance at the table of contents indicates the broad range of topics covered at this conference. What defines research in this field is not so much the topics considered but the generality of the ques tions that are asked. The goal is to examine the behavior of large classes of stochastic processes and to describe it in terms of a few simple prop erties that the processes share. The reward of research like this is that occasionally one can gain deep insight, even about familiar processes, by stripping away details, that in hindsight turn out to be extraneous. A good understanding about the disciplines involved in this field can be obtained from the recent book, Probability in Banach Spaces, Springer-Verlag, by M. Ledoux and M. Thlagrand. On page 5, of this book, there is a list of previous conferences in probability in Banach spaces, including the other eight international conferences. One can see that research in this field over the last twenty years has contributed significantly to knowledge in probability and has had important applications in many other branches of mathematics, most notably in statistics and functional analysis.
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Handbook of the Geometry of Banach Spaces

Author: N.A

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080532806

Category: Mathematics

Page: 1016

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The Handbook presents an overview of most aspects of modern Banach space theory and its applications. The up-to-date surveys, authored by leading research workers in the area, are written to be accessible to a wide audience. In addition to presenting the state of the art of Banach space theory, the surveys discuss the relation of the subject with such areas as harmonic analysis, complex analysis, classical convexity, probability theory, operator theory, combinatorics, logic, geometric measure theory, and partial differential equations. The Handbook begins with a chapter on basic concepts in Banach space theory which contains all the background needed for reading any other chapter in the Handbook. Each of the twenty one articles in this volume after the basic concepts chapter is devoted to one specific direction of Banach space theory or its applications. Each article contains a motivated introduction as well as an exposition of the main results, methods, and open problems in its specific direction. Most have an extensive bibliography. Many articles contain new proofs of known results as well as expositions of proofs which are hard to locate in the literature or are only outlined in the original research papers. As well as being valuable to experienced researchers in Banach space theory, the Handbook should be an outstanding source for inspiration and information to graduate students and beginning researchers. The Handbook will be useful for mathematicians who want to get an idea of the various developments in Banach space theory.
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Interaction Between Functional Analysis, Harmonic Analysis, and Probability

Author: Nigel Kalton,Elias Saab,Stephen Montgomery-Smith

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780824796112

Category: Mathematics

Page: 496

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Based on a conference on the interaction between functional analysis, harmonic analysis and probability theory, this work offers discussions of each distinct field, and integrates points common to each. It examines developments in Fourier analysis, interpolation theory, Banach space theory, probability, probability in Banach spaces, and more.
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Gaussian Hilbert Spaces

Author: Svante Janson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521561280

Category: Mathematics

Page: 340

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This book treats the fundamental mathematical properties that hold for a family of Gaussian random variables.
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Strict Convexity and Complex Strict Convexity

Theory and Applications

Author: Istratescu

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780824717964

Category: Mathematics

Page: 336

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This important work provides a comprehensive overview of the properties of Banachspaces related to strict convexity and a survey of significant applications-uniting a wealthof information previously scattered throughout the mathematical literature in a well-organized, accessible format.After introducing the subject through a discussion of the basic results of linear functionalanalysis, this unique book proceeds to investigate the characteristics of strictly convexspaces and related classes, including uniformly convex spaces, and examine important applicationsregarding approximation theory and fixed point theory. Following this extensivetreatment, the book discusses complex strictly convex spaces and related spaces- alsowith applications. Complete, clearly elucidated proofs accompany results throughout thebook, and ample references are provided to aid further research of the subject.Strict Convexity and Complex Strict Convexity is essential fot mathematicians and studentsinterested in geometric theory of Banach spaces and applications to approximationtheory and fixed point theory, and is of great value to engineers working in optimizationstudies. In addition, this volume serves as an excellent text for a graduate course inGeometric Theory of Banach Spaces
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Measure Theory and Probability Theory

Author: Krishna B. Athreya,Soumendra N. Lahiri

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 038732903X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 618

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This is a graduate level textbook on measure theory and probability theory. The book can be used as a text for a two semester sequence of courses in measure theory and probability theory, with an option to include supplemental material on stochastic processes and special topics. It is intended primarily for first year Ph.D. students in mathematics and statistics although mathematically advanced students from engineering and economics would also find the book useful. Prerequisites are kept to the minimal level of an understanding of basic real analysis concepts such as limits, continuity, differentiability, Riemann integration, and convergence of sequences and series. A review of this material is included in the appendix. The book starts with an informal introduction that provides some heuristics into the abstract concepts of measure and integration theory, which are then rigorously developed. The first part of the book can be used for a standard real analysis course for both mathematics and statistics Ph.D. students as it provides full coverage of topics such as the construction of Lebesgue-Stieltjes measures on real line and Euclidean spaces, the basic convergence theorems, L^p spaces, signed measures, Radon-Nikodym theorem, Lebesgue's decomposition theorem and the fundamental theorem of Lebesgue integration on R, product spaces and product measures, and Fubini-Tonelli theorems. It also provides an elementary introduction to Banach and Hilbert spaces, convolutions, Fourier series and Fourier and Plancherel transforms. Thus part I would be particularly useful for students in a typical Statistics Ph.D. program if a separate course on real analysis is not a standard requirement. Part II (chapters 6-13) provides full coverage of standard graduate level probability theory. It starts with Kolmogorov's probability model and Kolmogorov's existence theorem. It then treats thoroughly the laws of large numbers including renewal theory and ergodic theorems with applications and then weak convergence of probability distributions, characteristic functions, the Levy-Cramer continuity theorem and the central limit theorem as well as stable laws. It ends with conditional expectations and conditional probability, and an introduction to the theory of discrete time martingales. Part III (chapters 14-18) provides a modest coverage of discrete time Markov chains with countable and general state spaces, MCMC, continuous time discrete space jump Markov processes, Brownian motion, mixing sequences, bootstrap methods, and branching processes. It could be used for a topics/seminar course or as an introduction to stochastic processes. Krishna B. Athreya is a professor at the departments of mathematics and statistics and a Distinguished Professor in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the Iowa State University. He has been a faculty member at University of Wisconsin, Madison; Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore; Cornell University; and has held visiting appointments in Scandinavia and Australia. He is a fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics USA; a fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore; an elected member of the International Statistical Institute; and serves on the editorial board of several journals in probability and statistics. Soumendra N. Lahiri is a professor at the department of statistics at the Iowa State University. He is a fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, a fellow of the American Statistical Association, and an elected member of the International Statistical Institute.
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