By A. A. Borovkov

This booklet makes a speciality of the asymptotic habit of the possibilities of huge deviations of the trajectories of random walks with 'heavy-tailed' (in specific, on a regular basis various, sub- and semiexponential) leap distributions. huge deviation possibilities are of serious curiosity in different utilized parts, common examples being wreck chances in hazard thought, blunders chances in mathematical facts, and buffer-overflow percentages in queueing conception. The classical huge deviation thought, built for distributions decaying exponentially speedy (or even quicker) at infinity, commonly makes use of analytical equipment. If the quick decay situation fails, that's the case in lots of very important utilized difficulties, then direct probabilistic equipment often end up to be effective. This monograph provides a unified and systematic exposition of the big deviation thought for heavy-tailed random walks. many of the effects provided within the ebook are showing in a monograph for the 1st time. a lot of them have been bought by means of the authors.

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This completes the proof of property (iv). 27) (where the symbol ∼ can be replaced by the equality sign provided that the function V is continuous and monotonically decreasing). 28) and it is obvious that t1/α L1 → ∞ as t → ∞. 29) Fix an arbitrary v > 0. 29) (with L1 replaced by L2 ). f. Indeed, the contrary assumption means that there exist a v0 > 1 and a sequence tn → ∞ such that un := L2 (tn )/L1 (tn ) > v0 , n = 1, 2, . . 31) (the possible alternative case can be considered in exactly the same way).

S) may well cause confusion, especially when the concept of subexponentiality is encountered for the ﬁrst time. 12(iii) below). v. v. 10 on p. 19). Therefore, to avoid vagueness and ambiguities, from the very beginning we will be considering the general case of distributions given on the whole real line. 39)). 21). One of the main properties of subexponential distributions G is that the corresponding functions G(t) are asymptotically locally constant in the following sense. 3. ) if, for any ﬁxed v, G(t + v) →1 G(t) as t → ∞.

3. f. 10) t where, as t → ∞, one has c(vt)/c(t) → c/c = 1 and vt vt ε(u) du = o u t du u t = o(ln v) = o(1). f. 6). 12) x0 where d(x) = ln c(ex ) → d ∈ R and δ(x) = ε(ex ) → 0 as x → ∞, x0 = ln t0 . 12) for the function h(x). First of all note that h(x) (like L(t)) is a locally bounded function. 2, for a large enough x0 and all x x0 sup |h(x + y) − h(x)| < 1. 9) the bound |h(x) − h(x0 )| x − x0 + 1. Further, the local boundedness and measurability of the function h mean that it is locally integrable on [x0 , ∞) and therefore can be represented for x x0 as x0 +1 h(x) = 1 (h(x)−h(x+y)) dy+ h(y) dy+ x0 x 0 (h(y+1)−h(y)) dy.