Maxima of random algebraic curves

Authors:
M. Das and S. S. Bhatt

Journal:
Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. **243** (1978), 195-212

MSC:
Primary 60G99

DOI:
https://doi.org/10.1090/S0002-9947-1978-0494482-X

MathSciNet review:
0494482

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Abstract: Let be a sequence of independent and identically distributed random variables with common characteristic function where , and . Then we show that the numbers of maxima of the curves have expectation , as , where and

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DOI:
https://doi.org/10.1090/S0002-9947-1978-0494482-X

Keywords:
Random variables,
distribution,
normally distributed random variables,
sequence,
mathematical expectation,
variance,
characteristic function,
random algebraic curves

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