Eva-Maria Schopp - Polynomial tails of additive-type recursions

dmtcs:3566 - Discrete Mathematics & Theoretical Computer Science, January 1, 2008, DMTCS Proceedings vol. AI, Fifth Colloquium on Mathematics and Computer Science - https://doi.org/10.46298/dmtcs.3566
Polynomial tails of additive-type recursionsArticle

Authors: Eva-Maria Schopp 1

  • 1 Department of Mathematical Stochastics [Freiburg]

Polynomial bounds and tail estimates are derived for additive random recursive sequences, which typically arise as functionals of recursive structures, of random trees, or in recursive algorithms. In particular they arise as parameters of divide and conquer type algorithms. We mainly focuss on polynomial tails that arise due to heavy tail bounds of the toll term and the starting distributions. Besides estimating the tail probability directly we use a modified version of a theorem from regular variation theory. This theorem states that upper bounds on the asymptotic tail probability can be derived from upper bounds of the Laplace―Stieltjes transforms near zero.


Volume: DMTCS Proceedings vol. AI, Fifth Colloquium on Mathematics and Computer Science
Section: Proceedings
Published on: January 1, 2008
Imported on: May 10, 2017
Keywords: polynomial tails,regular variation,random recursive sequences,[INFO.INFO-DM] Computer Science [cs]/Discrete Mathematics [cs.DM],[MATH.MATH-DS] Mathematics [math]/Dynamical Systems [math.DS],[MATH.MATH-CO] Mathematics [math]/Combinatorics [math.CO]

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