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Exponential Inequalities for Positively Associated Random Variables and Applications

Journal of Inequalities and Applications20082008:385362

Received: 1 January 2008

Accepted: 6 March 2008

Published: 6 March 2008


We establish some exponential inequalities for positively associated random variables without the boundedness assumption. These inequalities improve the corresponding results obtained by Oliveira (2005). By one of the inequalities, we obtain the convergence rate for the case of geometrically decreasing covariances, which closes to the optimal achievable convergence rate for independent random variables under the Hartman-Wintner law of the iterated logarithm and improves the convergence rate derived by Oliveira (2005) for the above case.


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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Mathematics, Hunan University of Science and Engineering, Yongzhou, China
Department of Mathematics, Guangxi Normal University, Guilin, China
Department of Physics, Hunan University of Science and Engineering, Yongzhou, China


© Guodong Xing et al. 2008

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