, Volume 139, Issue 1-2, pp 41-64
Date: 22 Nov 2006

Simple transient random walks in one-dimensional random environment: the central limit theorem

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Abstract

We consider a simple random walk (dimension one, nearest neighbour jumps) in a quenched random environment. The goal of this work is to provide sufficient conditions, stated in terms of properties of the environment, under which the central limit theorem (CLT) holds for the position of the walk. Verifying these conditions leads to a complete solution of the problem in the case of independent identically distributed environments as well as in the case of uniformly ergodic (and thus also weakly mixing) environments.