# sufficient conditions for almost sure convergence

/StructParents 0 17 0 obj 35 0 obj First, pick a random person in the street. /Pg 48 0 R >> /Pg 47 0 R /CreationDate (D:20100514160234-04'00') << /ProcSet [/PDF /Text /ImageB /ImageC /ImageI] X Throughout the following, we assume that (Xn) is a sequence of random variables, and X is a random variable, and all of them are defined on the same probability space Furthermore, if r > s ≥ 1, convergence in r-th mean implies convergence in s-th mean. /A << 2 0 obj endobj /StructParents 10 n >> /F4 95 0 R 27 0 obj /Parent 36 0 R >> Necessary and Sufficient Conditions for Almost Sure Convergence of the Largest Eigenvalue of a Wigner Matrix With this mode of convergence, we increasingly expect to see the next outcome in a sequence of random experiments becoming better and better modeled by a given probability distribution. >> << >> This is the notion of pointwise convergence of a sequence of functions extended to a sequence of random variables. /Type /Page >> /MediaBox [0 0 435.48 649.44] 22 0 obj 40 0 obj 32 0 obj endobj /Title (p. 1741) 11 0 obj /MediaBox [0 0 435.48 649.44] << >> /Title (The Annals of Probability, Vol. << /K 0 /StructParents 6 2 [24 0 R] /Prev 21 0 R /F1 62 0 R endobj >> /F1 62 0 R /A << If the agents reach mean square (or almost sure) weak consensus with an exponential convergence rate γ, that is, E ‖ x i (t) − x j (t) ‖ 2 ≤ C e − γ t (or lim sup t → ∞ log ‖ x i (t) − x j (t) ‖ t ≤ − γ, a. s.) for certain C, γ > 0 and any i ≠ j, then the agents must … /F4 114 0 R /XObject << cont. /img12 87 0 R They are, using the arrow notation: These properties, together with a number of other special cases, are summarized in the following list: This article incorporates material from the Citizendium article "Stochastic convergence", which is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License but not under the GFDL. >> << From the well-known fact that almost sure convergence implies convergence in probability, all convergence rates obtained in Sect. /Type /Page endobj The outcome from tossing any of them will follow a distribution markedly different from the desired, This example should not be taken literally. << ) >> endobj endobj /Type /Outlines A sequence {Xn} of random variables converges in probability towards the random variable X if for all ε > 0. << << /ProcSet [/PDF /Text /ImageB /ImageC /ImageI] Sufficientconditions for almost sure convergence and complete convergence in the sense defined by Hsu and Robbins are provided. The basic idea behind this type of convergence is that the probability of an “unusual” outcome becomes smaller and smaller as the sequence progresses. and Almost sure convergence implies convergence in probability (by Fatou's lemma), and hence implies convergence in distribution. endobj /Type /Page 29 0 obj /XObject << /F2 112 0 R 5 [27 0 R] /StructParents 0 /Prev 40 0 R endobj {\displaystyle (S,d)} Almost Sure Convergence - Strong Law of Large Numbers Let be a probability space. >> For example, if the average of n independent random variables Yi, i = 1, ..., n, all having the same finite mean and variance, is given by. For example, if Xn are distributed uniformly on intervals (0, 1/n), then this sequence converges in distribution to a degenerate random variable X = 0. /Font << << 11 [33 0 R] 1 [23 0 R] We consider a linear stochastic Volterra equation and obtain the stochastic analogue to work by Krisztin and Terjéki for convergence and in-tegrability in the almost sure case. endobj << /F1 62 0 R /Pg 49 0 R Since E(∑ k=1 k n H 2 (I k n))=1 and Var ∑ k=1 k n H 2 (I k n) = Var (Z 2) ∑ k=1 k n λ 2 (I k n)⩽ Var (Z 2)λ n →0 by our assumption (where Z∼N(0,1)), it follows that we always have convergence in probability, i.e. %PDF-1.4 , >> /First 38 0 R << We record the amount of food that this animal consumes per day. These other types of patterns that may arise are reflected in the different types of stochastic convergence that have been studied. (Note that random variables themselves are functions). /MediaBox [0 0 435.48 649.44] moments (with proof) equivalent: unif. for every A ⊂ Rk which is a continuity set of X. >> /F1 62 0 R >> /Prev 119 0 R endobj 10 [32 0 R] /Next 122 0 R >> the annals of probability 1988, vol. /Count 15 Each afternoon, he donates one pound to a charity for each head that appeared. endobj /K 0 Pr /P 17 0 R /X7 93 0 R , << >> {\displaystyle \scriptstyle {\mathcal {L}}_{X}} >> /P 17 0 R 15 0 obj << /Font << The condition is _t→∞η_t=0, ∑_t=1^∞η_t=∞ in the case of positive variances. /Type /Pages /S /P It is the notion of convergence used in the strong law of large numbers. /Pg 50 0 R The main aim of this paper is the development of easily verifiable sufficient conditions for stability (almost sure boundedness) and convergence of stochastic approximation algorithms (SAAs) with set-valued mean-fields, a class of model-free algorithms that have become important in recent times. /Type /Page /Parent 36 0 R /Pg 41 0 R << endobj Notions of probabilistic convergence, applied to estimation and asymptotic analysis, Sure convergence or pointwise convergence, Proofs of convergence of random variables, https://www.ma.utexas.edu/users/gordanz/notes/weak.pdf, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Convergence_of_random_variables&oldid=992320155#Almost_sure_convergence, Articles with unsourced statements from February 2013, Articles with unsourced statements from May 2017, Wikipedia articles incorporating text from Citizendium, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Suppose a new dice factory has just been built. /Parent 37 0 R /Parent 16 0 R endobj ) /img2 66 0 R /StructParents 8 Other forms of convergence are important in other useful theorems, including the central limit theorem. Convergence in distribution may be denoted as. /Parent 38 0 R ) 7 0 obj 59 0 obj , >> << endobj Convergence in r-th mean tells us that the expectation of the r-th power of the difference between /Parent 36 0 R X and the concept of the random variable as a function from Ω to R, this is equivalent to the statement. /P (Cover Page) /Parent 36 0 R /Font << We give an example where both fail to hold. endobj /img0 61 0 R << endobj The different possible notions of convergence relate to how such a behavior can be characterized: two readily understood behaviors are that the sequence eventually takes a constant value, and that values in the sequence continue to change but can be described by an unchanging probability distribution. 51 0 obj /Resources << >> /P (p. 1730) /Pg 46 0 R /Type /Page >> 58 0 obj << /P 17 0 R AU - Newman, Charles M. PY - 1990/8. Consider a man who tosses seven coins every morning. The concept of convergence in probability is used very often in statistics. /Font << 42 0 obj /Resources << /ProcSet [/PDF /Text /ImageB /ImageC /ImageI] /F1 62 0 R /P 17 0 R >> 41 0 obj << << endobj 44 0 obj /Last 56 0 R << << MOMENT CONDITIONS FOR ALMOST SURE CONVERGENCE OF WEAKLY CORRELATED RANDOM VARIABLES W. BRYC AND W. SMOLENSKI (Communicated by Lawrence F. Gray) Abstract. /StructParents 12 The pattern may for instance be, Some less obvious, more theoretical patterns could be. /Pg 53 0 R /S /P /P (p. 1736) /Last 39 0 R /K 0 /img4 70 0 R >> >> /K 0 So far mostof the results concern series of independent randomvariables. >> /ProcSet [/PDF /Text /ImageB /ImageC /ImageI] /Dest [53 0 R /Fit] Almost Sure Convergence for Stochastically Monotone Temporally Homogeneous Markov Processes and Applications Harry Cohn Department of Statistics, University of Melbourne Abstract A necessary and sufficient condition for a suitably normed and centered stochastically monotone Markov process to … /P (p. 1734) This is the type of stochastic convergence that is most similar to pointwise convergence known from elementary real analysis. endobj /K 0 neighbor estimates, sufficient conditions are given for E {l m(x) - m(x) 0)-* 0 as n -* oo, almost all x. S /XObject << Ω /Title (p. 1730) /S /P /Parent 18 0 R >> >> /img6 74 0 R >> endobj /Font << /Pg 51 0 R 4 0 obj /Resources << /Resources << 43 0 obj /MediaBox [0 0 435.48 649.44] /Nums [0 2 0 R 1 3 0 R 2 4 0 R 3 5 0 R 4 6 0 R /Creator (PDFplus) /img11 84 0 R /MediaBox [0 0 435.48 649.44] /Pg 42 0 R then as n tends to infinity, Xn converges in probability (see below) to the common mean, μ, of the random variables Yi. >> 23 0 obj /F6 97 0 R /F1 62 0 R No additional conditions are imposed on the distribution of (X, Y). stream /F1 62 0 R 2. /Type /Page 5 0 obj /Type /Page THE CONVERGENCE OF CONDITIONAL EXPECTATIONS ON A a-ALGEBRA Dennis Seiho Kira B.Sc., ... Chapter 3 THE ALMOST SURE CONVERGENCE OF CONDITIONAL EXPECTATIONS 51 Introduction ... sup X c L1 is not only a sufficient condition but is also a necessary n condition. << /P 17 0 R /S /P for all continuous bounded functions h. Here E* denotes the outer expectation, that is the expectation of a “smallest measurable function g that dominates h(Xn)”. converges to zero. /ProcSet [/PDF /Text /ImageB /ImageC /ImageI] << /Parent 36 0 R /Parent 36 0 R endobj /Title (Necessary and Sufficient Conditions for Almost Sure Convergence of the Largest Eigenvalue of a Wigner Matrix) moments (without proof) for Lp convergence 16, no. >> /Count 46 /XObject << x This sequence of numbers will be unpredictable, but we may be. 13 0 obj >> /F1 62 0 R /Filter /FlateDecode endobj /Nums [0 [22 0 R] CONDITIONS FOR CONVERGENCE OF Z(t) The principal result provided by DUFRESNE (1990) giving a sufficient condition for the almost sure convergence of Z(t) is the Root Test" Theorem 1 (Root Test, for example, see DUFRESNE, 1990) gf lira sup IV(t) C(t) l m < I ahnost surely We next improve former sufficient conditions under which these convergences are true. /XObject << endobj /Count 12 /Font << However, convergence in distribution is very frequently used in practice; most often it arises from application of the central limit theorem. /K 0 ∈ , This is the “weak convergence of laws without laws being defined” — except asymptotically. where Ω is the sample space of the underlying probability space over which the random variables are defined. 56 0 obj Convergence in probability is denoted by adding the letter p over an arrow indicating convergence, or using the “plim” probability limit operator: For random elements {Xn} on a separable metric space (S, d), convergence in probability is defined similarly by. 36 0 obj However, few theoretical researches have been done to deal with the convergence conditions for DE. >> /PageLabels << /P (p. 1737) >> 25 0 obj /Type /Page /StructParents 7 /Last 20 0 R /Font << /StructParents 3 << {\displaystyle X} /Parent 21 0 R /XObject << /StructParents 2 /MediaBox [0 0 435.48 649.44] << >> 8 0 obj /F1 111 0 R 1 This condition is shown to be less restrictive than the well-known persistency of excitation condition. The convergence of sequences of random variables to some limit random variable is an important concept in probability theory, and its applications to statistics and stochastic processes. /Parent 36 0 R 3 0 obj >> /XObject << >> >> 48 0 obj >> /Font << 9 0 obj << >> Stack Exchange network consists of 176 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share … 19 0 obj More explicitly, let Pn be the probability that Xn is outside the ball of radius ε centered at X. T1 - Convergence of the sum of reciprocal renewal times. /ITXT (2.1.7) Y1 - 1990/8. Ann. /ProcSet [/PDF /Text /ImageB /ImageC /ImageI] /ExtGState << 6 [28 0 R] This is specialized to the context of weighted >> << /Parent 20 0 R >> Using the notion of the limit superior of a sequence of sets, almost sure convergence can also be defined as follows: Almost sure convergence is often denoted by adding the letters a.s. over an arrow indicating convergence: For generic random elements {Xn} on a metric space /Parent 18 0 R {\displaystyle (\Omega ,{\mathcal {F}},\operatorname {Pr} )} /XObject << ( endobj /S /P . In probability theory, there exist several different notions of convergence of random variables. Theorem 7.5 provides only a sufficient condition for almost sure convergence. /Parent 36 0 R /Parent 21 0 R 34 0 obj endobj << /F1 62 0 R N2 - Necessary and sufficient conditions are given for the almost sure convergence or divergence of ∑∞n=1(T1+ ⋯ + Tn)-1, where T1, T2,... are i.i.d. Know sufficient and/or necessary conditions . /S /P /ProcSet [/PDF /Text /ImageB /ImageC /ImageI] /Lang (en) We obtain a sufficient condition for the almost sure convergence of ∑ n = 1 ∞ X n which is also sufficient for the almost sure convergence of ∑ n = 1 ∞ ± X n for all (non-random) changes of sign. >> We would like to find necessary and sufficient conditions for almost sure convergence of ∑ k=1 k n H 2 (I k n). abs. /Pg 43 0 R << /Contents 65 0 R /K 0 >> /ProcSet [/PDF /Text /ImageB /ImageC /ImageI] As r increases, they become sharper. endobj /G10 91 0 R << + unif bounded 1st abs. << /F1 62 0 R The concept of almost sure convergence does not come from a topology on the space of random variables. >> /P (p. 1733) In a number of cases {Yt} reduces to {Xt} thereby proving a.s. convergence. endobj /ProcSet [/PDF /Text /ImageB /ImageC /ImageI] >> endobj /Contents 69 0 R << /XObject << {\displaystyle (\Omega ,{\mathcal {F}},\operatorname {Pr} )} >> 46 0 obj %���� 4.1.1 . {\displaystyle X_{n}\,{\xrightarrow {d}}\,{\mathcal {N}}(0,\,1)} endobj << /Contents 107 0 R /Type /Page ] 9 [31 0 R] 52 0 obj /Next 39 0 R /MediaBox [0 0 594.95996 840.95996] The theoretical studies on DE have gradually attracted the attention of more and more researchers. where the operator E denotes the expected value. << R 49 0 obj /G3 90 0 R endobj /Resources << /Font << << Using the probability space >> >> It is the notion of convergence used in the strong law of large numbers. /Title (p. 1740) /Parent 36 0 R 28 0 obj Ω New content will be added above the current area of focus upon selection /img7 76 0 R Notice that for the condition to be satisfied, it is not possible that for each n the random variables X and Xn are independent (and thus convergence in probability is a condition on the joint cdf's, as opposed to convergence in distribution, which is a condition on the individual cdf's), unless X is deterministic like for the weak law of large numbers. A sufficient condition on the almost sure convergence is also given. Note that | X n | = 1 n. Thus, | X n | > ϵ if and only if n < 1 ϵ. >> /Annots [115 0 R 116 0 R 117 0 R 118 0 R] . << 32 0 R 33 0 R 34 0 R] 57 0 obj , Thus, we conclude ∞ ∑ n = 1 P ( | X n | > ϵ) ≤ ⌊ 1 ϵ ⌋ ∑ n = 1 P ( | X n | > ϵ) = ⌊ 1 ϵ ⌋ < ∞. /Prev 121 0 R /S /P /ProcSet [/PDF /Text /ImageB /ImageC /ImageI] 20 0 obj /Kids [51 0 R 52 0 R 53 0 R] /Font << at which F is continuous. /Font << >> /Type /Pages ... us with necessary and the other with sufficient conditions. >> Hence, convergence in mean square implies convergence in mean. 1 School of Economics and Management, Fuyang Normal College, Fuyang 236037, China. >> Pr /Pg 45 0 R >> >> /MediaBox [0 0 435.48 649.44] While the above discussion has related to the convergence of a single series to a limiting value, the notion of the convergence of two series towards each other is also important, but this is easily handled by studying the sequence defined as either the difference or the ratio of the two series. ( >> → /StructParents 1 An increasing similarity of outcomes to what a purely deterministic function would produce, An increasing preference towards a certain outcome, An increasing "aversion" against straying far away from a certain outcome, That the probability distribution describing the next outcome may grow increasingly similar to a certain distribution, That the series formed by calculating the, In general, convergence in distribution does not imply that the sequence of corresponding, Note however that convergence in distribution of, A natural link to convergence in distribution is the. 55 0 obj /StructParents 5 21 0 obj /Font << F endobj endobj The first few dice come out quite biased, due to imperfections in the production process. /K 0 /MarkInfo << /StructParents 0 >> 8 [30 0 R] The Borel … /P (p. 1738) /S /P /Resources << endobj /StructTreeRoot 17 0 R /Contents 83 0 R /P (p. 1740) 12 [34 0 R] >> 10 12 0 R 11 13 0 R 12 14 0 R 13 15 0 R] /P 17 0 R /G11 92 0 R << /Prev 58 0 R 7 [29 0 R] /P (p. 1741) /Contents 77 0 R >> A general sufficient condition for almost sure convergence to zero for normed and centered sums of independent random variables is given. /P 17 0 R >> >> 4 [26 0 R] 30 0 obj /S /URI /X9 94 0 R We investigate the algorithm for the case of stationary ergodic inputs, and present a necessary and sufficient condition for exponential almost-sure convergence. /Marked true /First 57 0 R >> << endobj None of the above statements are true for convergence in distribution. endobj 39 0 obj endobj /P 17 0 R /P (p. 1729) /Pg 44 0 R /Length 4183 >> /MediaBox [0 0 435.48 649.44] /URI (http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/2243998?origin=JSTOR-pdf) >> 45 0 obj /Dest [41 0 R /Fit] 10 0 obj It is reduced to ∑_t=1^∞η_t=∞ in the case of zero variances for which the linear convergence may be achieved by taking a constant step size sequence. /K 0 endobj endobj << /Type /Page Probab. /K 0 /Count 3 Moreover, as a byproduct, an almost sure convergent stochastic process {Yt} with the same limit as {Xt} is identified. for every number 33 0 obj /Kids [36 0 R 37 0 R] 50 0 obj Necessary and Sufficient Conditions for Convergence to Nash Equilibrium: The Almost Absolute Continuity Hypothesis Kalai and Lehrer (93a, b) have shown that if players' beliefs about the future evolution of play is absolutely continuous with respect to play induced by optimal strategies then Bayesian updating eventually leads to Nash equilibrium. 38 0 obj /Contents 71 0 R >> /F5 96 0 R << /Type /Page , In this case the term weak convergence is preferable (see weak convergence of measures), and we say that a sequence of random elements {Xn} converges weakly to X (denoted as Xn ⇒ X) if. >> /S /P >> >> << L >> /Parent 36 0 R /S /P The differential evolution algorithm (DE) is one of the most powerful stochastic real-parameter optimization algorithms. /Contents 75 0 R In measure theory, Lebesgue's dominated convergence theorem provides sufficient conditions under which almost everywhere convergence of a sequence of functions implies convergence in the L 1 norm. /Title (p. 1729) << >> /Contents 81 0 R /P 17 0 R >> This work develops almost sure and complete convergence of randomly weighted sums of independent random elements in a real separable Banach space. Let, Suppose that a random number generator generates a pseudorandom floating point number between 0 and 1. is the law (probability distribution) of X. >> >> n /Parent 37 0 R Consider the following experiment. >> 47 0 obj ( >> >> >> /MediaBox [0 0 435.48 649.44] /rgid (PB:257870252_AS:101346892058634@1401174390862) 1 /img10 82 0 R , This result is known as the weak law of large numbers. /img9 80 0 R /img5 72 0 R The requirement that only the continuity points of F should be considered is essential. endobj /img0 110 0 R {\displaystyle X_{n}} /Next 120 0 R /Kids [54 0 R 55 0 R 41 0 R 42 0 R 43 0 R 44 0 R 45 0 R 46 0 R 47 0 R 48 0 R >> /S /P /Contents 60 0 R Its power and utility are two of the primary theoretical advantages of Lebesgue integration over Riemann integration.. /ProcSet [/PDF /Text /ImageB /ImageC /ImageI] d endobj /XObject << /P 17 0 R As a by-product, just assuming the boundedness of Y, the almost sure convergence to O of E {I m(X)-m (X) I I … /Parent 21 0 R /Count 13 /Resources << 1 0 obj /XObject << 16, No. convergence and almost sure summability of series of random variables. /Annots [98 0 R 99 0 R 100 0 R 101 0 R 102 0 R 103 0 R 104 0 R 105 0 R 106 0 R] >> to prove or disprove almost sure convergence ; uniform integrability. >> endobj Indeed, Fn(x) = 0 for all n when x ≤ 0, and Fn(x) = 1 for all x ≥ 1/n when n > 0. /MediaBox [0 0 435.48 649.44] We determine the sufficient conditions on the resolvent, kernel and noise for the convergence of solutions to an explicit non–equilibrium limit, and for the difference between the solution and the limit to be integrable. >> << >> d /Resources << Convergence in distribution is the weakest form of convergence typically discussed, since it is implied by all other types of convergence mentioned in this article. /F1 62 0 R >> >> >> /Outlines 16 0 R ... As a consequence of the Borel-Cantelli lemma, we get the following sufficient condition to verify almost sure convergence: if for any positive the sequence has a finite sum, then almost surely converges to . In the opposite direction, convergence in distribution implies convergence in probability when the limiting random variable. /ProcSet [/PDF /Text /ImageB /ImageC /ImageI] >> /img8 78 0 R /Annots [89 0 R] /Resources << /P (p. 1732) endobj /Title (Back Matter [pp. ]) /P 17 0 R endobj 16 0 obj For example, if X is standard normal we can write Convergence in probability is also the type of convergence established by the weak law of large numbers. /P 17 0 R /Next 20 0 R /MediaBox [0 0 435.48 649.44] /Parent 36 0 R /Type /Catalog /F1 62 0 R Almost sure convergence implies convergence in probability (by Fatou's lemma), and hence implies convergence in distribution. /F3 113 0 R /Parent 16 0 R << /F1 62 0 R CiteSeerX - Document Details (Isaac Councill, Lee Giles, Pradeep Teregowda): We consider Davenport-like series with coefficients in l 2 and discuss L 2-convergence as well as almost-everywhere convergence. 1389-1859+i-x) >> /First 40 0 R /Next 59 0 R /XObject << /StructParents 9 /StructParents 4 /S /P /ProcSet [/PDF /Text /ImageB /ImageC /ImageI] endobj However, slightly better convergence results can be obtained by making use of the rates of convergence in mean (or equivalently, by equivalence ( 5 ) of the compact LIL), see Sect. F 6 0 obj sufficient: Crystal ball, domination necessary: unif. ) A sequence X1, X2, ... of real-valued random variables is said to converge in distribution, or converge weakly, or converge in law to a random variable X if. << 37 0 obj >> endobj >> /Parent 36 0 R /XObject << endobj /Parent 37 0 R /Producer (Atypon Systems, Inc.) This is why the concept of sure convergence of random variables is very rarely used. >> << /P (p. 1731) >> /Last 38 0 R The definition of convergence in distribution may be extended from random vectors to more general random elements in arbitrary metric spaces, and even to the “random variables” which are not measurable — a situation which occurs for example in the study of empirical processes. /P (p. 1739) >> << 5 7 0 R 6 8 0 R 7 9 0 R 8 10 0 R 9 11 0 R << "Stochastic convergence" formalizes the idea that a sequence of essentially random or unpredictable events can sometimes be expected to settle into a pattern. Convergence in probability implies convergence in distribution. Let random variable, Consider an animal of some short-lived species. >> /Type /Page 12 0 obj Here Fn and F are the cumulative distribution functions of random variables Xn and X, respectively. Almost sure convergence implies convergence in probability (by, The concept of almost sure convergence does not come from a. >> The same concepts are known in more general mathematics as stochastic convergence and they formalize the idea that a sequence of essentially random or unpredictable events can sometimes be expected to settle down into a behavior that is essentially unchanging when items far enough into the sequence are studied. >> /Resources << << X 54 0 obj /ParentTree 35 0 R /S /P endobj >> 53 0 obj /URI (http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/2243969?origin=JSTOR-pdf) 14 0 obj endobj 24 0 obj endobj /Version /1.4 A necessary and sufficient condition is given for the convergence in probability of a stochastic process {X t}.Moreover, as a byproduct, an almost sure convergent stochastic process {Y t} with the same limit as {X t} is identified.In a number of cases {Y t} reduces to {X t} thereby proving a.s. convergence.In other cases it leads to a different sequence but, under further assumptions, it may. /MediaBox [0 0 435.48 649.44] ( /Count 30 /Count 31 endobj endobj /Title (Issue Table of Contents) /Contents 73 0 R Provided the probability space is complete: The chain of implications between the various notions of convergence are noted in their respective sections. >> << >> /P (p. 1735) /Contents 63 0 R /img1 64 0 R Volume 16, Number 4 (1988), 1729-1741. /Pages 18 0 R The difference between the two only exists on sets with probability zero. /First 21 0 R /XObject << 31 0 obj X /Resources << << /Contents [85 0 R 86 0 R] endobj /StructParents 11 >> endobj Then Xn is said to converge in probability to X if for any ε > 0 and any δ > 0 there exists a number N (which may depend on ε and δ) such that for all n ≥ N, Pn < δ (the definition of limit). At the same time, the case of a deterministic X cannot, whenever the deterministic value is a discontinuity point (not isolated), be handled by convergence in distribution, where discontinuity points have to be explicitly excluded. endobj , convergence almost surely is defined similarly: To say that the sequence of random variables (Xn) defined over the same probability space (i.e., a random process) converges surely or everywhere or pointwise towards X means. bounded first abs. We show sufficient conditions for these stepsizes to achieve almost sure asymptotic convergence of the gradients to zero, proving the first guarantee for generalized AdaGrad stepsizes in the non-convex setting. For random sequences with unrestricted maximal correlation coef-ficient strictly less than 1, sufficient moment conditions for almost sure conver- /K 0 /ProcSet [/PDF /Text /ImageB /ImageC /ImageI] << 3.2 also hold in probability. 4, 1729-1741 necessary and sufficient conditions for almost sure convergence of the largest eigenvalue 49 0 R 50 0 R] Sure convergence of a random variable implies all the other kinds of convergence stated above, but there is no payoff in probability theory by using sure convergence compared to using almost sure convergence. /Type /Page This type of convergence is often denoted by adding the letter Lr over an arrow indicating convergence: The most important cases of convergence in r-th mean are: Convergence in the r-th mean, for r ≥ 1, implies convergence in probability (by Markov's inequality). 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