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Real zeros of a random sum of orthogonal polynomials

Author: Minaketan Das
Journal: Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 27 (1971), 147-153
MSC: Primary 60.20
MathSciNet review: 0268933
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Abstract: Let $ {c_0},{c_1},{c_2}, \cdots $ be a sequence of normally distributed independent random variables with mathematical expectation zero and variance unity. Let $ P_k^ \ast (x)(k = 0,1,2, \cdots )$ be the normalised Legendre polynomials orthogonal with respect to the interval $ ( - 1,1)$. It is proved that the average number of the zeros of $ {c_0}P_0^ \ast (x) + {c_1}P_1^ \ast (x) + \cdots + {c_n}P_n^ \ast (x)$ in the same interval is asymptotically equal to $ {(3)^{ - 1/2}}n$ when $ n$ is large.

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Keywords: Normally distributed random variables, mathematical expectation, variance, orthogonal polynomials
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