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A free analogue of Hincin's characterization
of infinite divisibility

Authors: Hari Bercovici and Vittorino Pata
Journal: Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 128 (2000), 1011-1015
MSC (1991): Primary 46L50, 60E07; Secondary 60E10
Published electronically: July 28, 1999
MathSciNet review: 1636930
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Abstract: Hincin characterized the class of infinitely divisible distributions on the line as the class of all distributional limits of sums of infinitesimal independent random variables. We show that an analogue of this characterization is true in the addition theory of free random variables introduced by Voiculescu.

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Hari Bercovici
Affiliation: Department of Mathematics, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana 47405

Vittorino Pata
Affiliation: Dipartimento di Matematica, Università di Brescia, Brescia 25123, Italy

PII: S 0002-9939(99)05087-X
Received by editor(s): May 13, 1998
Published electronically: July 28, 1999
Additional Notes: The first author was partially supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation.
Communicated by: Dale Alspach
Article copyright: © Copyright 2000 American Mathematical Society

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