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On the convergence rates in the asymmetric SLLN for independent and nonidentically distributed random fields
© Ko; licensee Springer. 2014
- Received: 2 January 2014
- Accepted: 15 May 2014
- Published: 2 June 2014
The purpose of this paper is to obtain the convergence rates in strong laws of large numbers for nonidentically distributed and independent random fields such that different indices have different powers in the normalization.
- convergence rate
- nonidentical distribution
- random field; strong law of large numbers
Let , where d is a positive integer, denote positive integer d-dimensional lattice points. For the elements of we use bold symbols m, n and so forth. Further, we will assume the usual partial ordering for elements of , i.e. for and , if and only if for all . The strict inequality is defined as follows: if and only if and . We assume that means . We also use for .
Most of the results concerning limit theorems, especially for random fields, are obtained for identically distributed random variables.
Kuczmaszewska and Łagodowski  considered the concept of weak boundedness as follows.
Definition 1.1 (Kuczmaszewska and Łagodowski )
Clearly, the regular cover implies weak boundedness. If only the right-hand side inequality is satisfied we say that the random field and the random variable ξ satisfy the weak mean dominating condition.
Gut  proved Marcinkiewicz laws and convergence rates in the law of large numbers for i.i.d. random fields and Gut  also showed convergence rates for probabilities of moderate deviations for independent random fields.
Recently, the limit theorems for independent random fields such that different indices have different powers in the normalization are investigated. For example, Thanh  provided the strong law of large numbers for independent random fields and Gut and Stadtmüller  proved the Marcinkiewicz-Zygmund law for i.i.d. random fields and Gut and Stadtmüller  also obtained the Hsu-Robbins-Erdős-Spitzer-Baum-Katz theorem for i.i.d. random fields.
It is clear that independent random fields imply martingale difference random fields. Hence, from Theorem 4.1 in Kuczmaszewska and Łagodowski  we obtained the following convergence rates in the strong law of large numbers for independent random fields with nonidentical distribution.
From Corollary 4.1 in Kuczmaszewska and Łagodowski  we also obtain the following corollary.
Kuczmaszewska and Łagodowski  investigated the following convergence rate for independent random field weakly dominated by the random variable ξ.
Theorem 1.4 (Kuczmaszewska and Łagodowski )
where . Then, for and , (1.5) holds.
In this paper we generalize the above results (Theorem 1.2, Corollary 1.3, and Theorem 1.4) to the case where different indices have different powers in the normalization.
In Section 1 every coordinate , , is raised to the same power α. The main point of this section is to allow for different powers for different coordinates. In order to continue we therefore define , where, w.l.o.g., we assume that the coordinates are arranged in nondecreasing order, such that is the smallest one and the largest one. We further let p denote the number of α’s which are equal to the smallest one, that is, .
where the boundary takes us into the realm of the central limit theorem and the boundary 1 corresponds to the Kolmogorov strong law.
For ease of notation, we use the notation and .
Lemma 2.1 (Gut and Stadtmüller )
The following lemma appeared in Lemma 3.1 of Thanh .
Lemma 2.2 (Thanh )
Remark In the case , the independent hypothesis and the hypothesis that are superfluous, and C is given by . In the case , C is given by . In the case , Lemma 2.2 was proved by Wichura  and C is given by .
hold. It remains to prove that .
Hence, by (2.6), (2.7), and (2.9) the result (2.5) follows. □
Remark Theorem 2.3 generalizes Theorem 1.2 to the case where different indices have different powers in the normalization. That is, Theorem 1.2 is a special case of Theorem 2.3 with .
Then (2.5) holds.
Proof It is easy to see that (2.10) implies (2.4). Thus, by Theorem 2.3 we get (2.5). □
Remark The following corollary shows that the assumption (2.4) is natural and it reduces to the known one.
In the case of a weakly dominated random field, we have the following theorem.
Then (2.5) holds.
which yields (2.2).
Let and let .
with differences .
(See Gut and Stadtmüller .)
Thus, by (2.13), (2.14), and (2.15) we established (2.3).
which yields (2.10). Therefore, by (2.12)-(2.16) and Corollary 2.4 we get (2.5). □
The author would like to sincerely thank the anonymous referees for their careful reading of the manuscript and valuable suggestions.
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