The exponent of discrepancy is at most

Authors:
Grzegorz W. Wasilkowski and Henryk Woźniakowski

Journal:
Math. Comp. **66** (1997), 1125-1132

MSC (1991):
Primary 11K38, 41A55

MathSciNet review:
1397448

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Abstract: We study discrepancy with arbitrary weights in the norm over the -dimensional unit cube. The exponent of discrepancy is defined as the smallest for which there exists a positive number such that for all and all there exist points with discrepancy at most . It is well known that . We improve the upper bound by showing that

This is done by using relations between discrepancy and integration in the average case setting with the Wiener sheet measure. Our proof is *not* constructive. The known constructive bound on the exponent is .

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**Grzegorz W. Wasilkowski**

Affiliation:
Department of Computer Science, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky 40506

Email:
greg@cs.engr.uky.edu

**Henryk Woźniakowski**

Affiliation:
Department of Computer Science, Columbia University, New York, New York 10027 and Institute of Applied Mathematics, University of Warsaw, ul. Banacha 2, 02-097 Warszawa, Poland

Email:
henryk@cs.columbia.edu

DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1090/S0025-5718-97-00824-7

Keywords:
Discrepancy,
multivariate integration,
average case

Received by editor(s):
December 20, 1995

Received by editor(s) in revised form:
May 1, 1996

Additional Notes:
The first author was partially supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant CCR-9420543, and the second by the National Science Foundation and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research

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American Mathematical Society