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Random walks on trees and the law of iterated logarithm


  • Konsowa, Mokhtar H.


In this paper we give an alternative proof for the main result of Konsowa and Mitro (J. Theor. Probab. 4 (3) (1991) 535), Konsowa and Mitro found that the simple random walk (SRW) on infinite trees is transient or recurrent. In part of their work, they considered the case of an -tree in which all the vertices of the same distance n from the root have the same degree which is 3 with probability qn and 2 with probability 1-qn. They proved that the SRW is transient if liminf nqn>1/log 2 and recurrent if limsup nqn

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  • Konsowa, Mokhtar H., 2002. "Random walks on trees and the law of iterated logarithm," Statistics & Probability Letters, Elsevier, vol. 56(2), pages 193-197, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:stapro:v:56:y:2002:i:2:p:193-197

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    1. Balaji, S. & Meyn, S. P., 2000. "Multiplicative ergodicity and large deviations for an irreducible Markov chain," Stochastic Processes and their Applications, Elsevier, vol. 90(1), pages 123-144, November.
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    1. Konsowa, Mokhtar H. & Oraby, Tamer F., 2003. "Dimensions of random trees," Statistics & Probability Letters, Elsevier, vol. 62(1), pages 49-60, March.


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