On the maximal value of the expectation of record numbers


DOI: 10.3103/S1063454114020046

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Nevzorov, V.B. & Tovmasyan, S.A. Vestnik St.Petersb. Univ.Math. (2014) 47: 64. doi:10.3103/S1063454114020046


There are n independent identically distributed random variables with a continuous distribution function. The problem considered is, getting sequentially the values of these variables and selecting one of them as an initial point, how we can maximize the expected number of records among the rest of this sequence of random variables (without knowledge of the future values).


record times record values record indicators 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.St. Petersburg State UniversitySt. PetersburgRussia

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