On the lower bound of the number of real roots of a random algebraic equation with infinite variance

Authors:
G. Samal and M. N. Mishra

Journal:
Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. **33** (1972), 523-528

MSC:
Primary 60E05

DOI:
https://doi.org/10.1090/S0002-9939-1972-0295411-4

MathSciNet review:
0295411

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Abstract: Let be the number of real roots of a random algebraic equation , where the coefficients 's are independent random variables with common characteristic function , *C* being a positive constant and . It is proved that

*n*tends to infinity.

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DOI:
https://doi.org/10.1090/S0002-9939-1972-0295411-4

Keywords:
Random variables,
stable distribution,
infinite variance,
random algebraic equations

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