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Analogues of the Kesten inequality for concentration functions and their refinements

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One considers the Kawata and the Kunisawa concentration functions. For these concentration functions one proves the analogues of Kesten's inequality.

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Translated from Zapiski Nauchnykh Seminarov Leningradskogo Otdeleniya Matematicheskogo Instituta im. V. A. Steklova AN SSSR, Vol. 97, pp. 15–21, 1980.

In conclusion, the author expresses his gratitude to V. V. Petrov for suggesting this topic and for his constant interest in the paper.

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Anan'evskii, S.M. Analogues of the Kesten inequality for concentration functions and their refinements. J Math Sci 24, 490–494 (1984). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01702324

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