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Translated Poisson approximation to equilibrium distributions of Markov population processes


Socoll, S N; Barbour, A D (2010). Translated Poisson approximation to equilibrium distributions of Markov population processes. Methodology and Computing in Applied Probability, 12(4):567-586.

Abstract

The paper is concerned with the equilibrium distributions of continuous-time density dependent Markov processes on the integers. These distributions are known typically to be approximately normal, with $O( 1 /{\sqrt{n}})$ error as measured in Kolmogorov distance. Here, an approximation in the much stronger total variation norm is established, without any loss in the asymptotic order of accuracy; the approximating distribution is a translated Poisson distribution having the same variance and (almost) the same mean. Our arguments are based on the Stein–Chen method and Dynkin’s formula.

Abstract

The paper is concerned with the equilibrium distributions of continuous-time density dependent Markov processes on the integers. These distributions are known typically to be approximately normal, with $O( 1 /{\sqrt{n}})$ error as measured in Kolmogorov distance. Here, an approximation in the much stronger total variation norm is established, without any loss in the asymptotic order of accuracy; the approximating distribution is a translated Poisson distribution having the same variance and (almost) the same mean. Our arguments are based on the Stein–Chen method and Dynkin’s formula.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Mathematics
Dewey Decimal Classification:510 Mathematics
Language:English
Date:2010
Deposited On:04 Feb 2010 14:54
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 13:44
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:1387-5841
Additional Information:The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/s11009-009-9124-8
Related URLs:http://arxiv.org/abs/0902.0884

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