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Zeros of random polynomials
Given a polynomial , where the coefficients are random, what can we say about the distribution of the roots (on )? Of course, it would depend on what “random” means. Here, “random” means that the sequence is an i.i.d. sequence … Continue reading
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Why is a² + b² ≥ 2ab ?
This post can be regarded as a sequel to my previous (and very ancient) post on 1+2+3+…. Though these two posts are not quite logically related, they share the same spirit (I’m asking a dumb question again). How can one … Continue reading
Posted in Calculus, Discrete Mathematics, Geometry, Inequalities, Linear Algebra, Probability
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Two little remarks on sphere
1. “Take a sphere of radius in dimensions, large; then most points inside the sphere are in fact very close to the surface.” David Ruelle Let and . Let The fraction of the volume of to the volume of is … Continue reading
From combinatorics to entropy
Let and . Then by Stirling’s formula. This is probably wellknown to people who have studied statistical physics, but some of us including myself may not be very aware of this kind of relation. I wonder if this was the … Continue reading
Martingale Theory III: Optional stopping theorem
This is a sequel to Martingale Theory II: Conditional Expectation. Our aim here is to prove the main theorems about discrete time martingales. More advanced probability texts (e.g. those on stochastic calculus) assume that these theorems are well known to … Continue reading
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Potential theory on finite sets
Motivation Consider the following Dirichlet problem on the unit square : on where is a given function on the boundary. To get an approximate solution, we may replace the unit square by a grid. Let be large and set . … Continue reading
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Estimating the probability of grad school admission
We start with a naive model of the situation. Model 1. Suppose that I apply for schools , , …, . I estimate that I will be admitted to school with probability . Thus, if denotes the event that I am admitted … Continue reading
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