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Combinatorica

, Volume 24, Issue 4, pp 615–640 | Cite as

The Deletion Method For Upper Tail Estimates

  • Svante JansonEmail author
  • Andrzej Ruciński*
Original Paper

We present a new method to show concentration of the upper tail of random variables that can be written as sums of variables with plenty of independence. We compare our method with the martingale method by Kim and Vu, which often leads to similar results.

Some applications are given to the number X G of copies of a graph G in the random graph \(\Bbb G \)(n,p). In particular, for G = K 4 and G = C 4 we improve the earlier known upper bounds on —ln ℙ(X G ≥ 2\(\Bbb E\) X G ) in some range of p = p(n).

Mathematics Subject Classification (2000):

60F05 

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Copyright information

© János Bolyai Mathematical Society 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUppsala UniversityUppsalaSweden
  2. 2.Department of Discrete MathematicsAdam Mickiewicz UniversiyPoznańPoland

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