Asymptotic equidistribution of congruence classes with respect to the convolution iterates of a probability vector
Consider a positive integer d and a positive probability vector f over the numbers 0,…,ℓ. The n-fold convolution f∗n of f is a probability vector over the numbers 0,…,nℓ, and these can be partitioned into congruence classes modulo d. The main result of this paper is that, asymptotically in n, these d congruence classes have equiprobability 1/d. In the motivating application, one has N containers of capacity d and repeatedly retrieves one item from each of M randomly selected containers (0
Volume (Year): 82 (2012)
Issue (Month): 10 ()
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