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Level crossings of a random polynomial with hyperbolic elements

Author: K. Farahmand
Journal: Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 123 (1995), 1887-1892
MSC: Primary 60H99; Secondary 42A05
MathSciNet review: 1264810
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Abstract: This paper provides an asymptotic estimate for the expected number of K-level crossings of a random hyperbolic polynomial ${g_1}\cosh x + {g_2}\cosh 2x + \cdots + {g_n}\cosh nx$, where ${g_j}(j = 1,2, \ldots ,n)$ are independent normally distributed random variables with mean zero, variance one and K is any constant independent of x. It is shown that the result for $K = 0$ remains valid as long as $K \equiv {K_n} = O(\sqrt n )$.

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Keywords: Gaussian process, number of real roots, Kac-Rice formula, algebraic polynomials, trigonometric polynomials, fixed probability space
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