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On waiting time distribution of runs of ones or zeros in a Bernoulli sequence

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  • Kim, Sungsu
  • Park, Chongjin
  • Oh, Jungtaek
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    Consider an infinite sequence of Bernoulli trials {Xi|i=1,2,…}. Let W(k) denote the waiting time, the number of trials needed, to get either consecutive k ones or k zeros for the first time. The probability distribution of W(k) is derived for both independent and homogeneous two-state Markovian Bernoulli trials, using a generalized Fibonacci sequence of order k. For independent Bernoulli trials, a special case of symmetric trial with p=12 is considered.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Statistics & Probability Letters.

    Volume (Year): 83 (2013)
    Issue (Month): 1 ()
    Pages: 339-344

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:stapro:v:83:y:2013:i:1:p:339-344

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    Keywords: Bernoulli sequences; Fibonacci sequences; Probability distribution function; Probability generating function; Sooner waiting time;

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