TY - JOUR

T1 - Limit theorems for functionals of mixing processes with applications to U-statistics and dimension estimation

AU - Borovkova, Svetlana

AU - Burton, Robert

AU - Dehling, Herold

PY - 2001

Y1 - 2001

N2 - In this paper we develop a general approach for investigating the asymptotic distribution of functional Xn = f((Zn+k)k∈z) of absolutely regular stochastic processes (Zn)n∈z. Such functional occur naturally as orbits of chaotic dynamical systems, and thus our results can be used to study probabilistic aspects of dynamical systems. We first prove some moment inequalities that are analogous to those for mixing sequences. With their help, several limit theorems can be proved in a rather straightforward manner. We illustrate this by re-proving a central limit theorem of Ibragimov and Linnik. Then we apply our techniques to U-statistics Matrix Equation with symmetric kernel h : R × R → R. We prove a law of large numbers, extending results of Aaronson, Burton, Dehling, Gilat, Hill and Weiss for absolutely regular processes. We also prove a central limit theorem under a different set of conditions than the known results of Denker and Keller. As our main application, we establish an invariance principle for U-processes (Un(h))h, indexed by some class of functions. We finally apply these results to study the asymptotic distribution of estimators of the fractal dimension of the attractor of a dynamical system.

AB - In this paper we develop a general approach for investigating the asymptotic distribution of functional Xn = f((Zn+k)k∈z) of absolutely regular stochastic processes (Zn)n∈z. Such functional occur naturally as orbits of chaotic dynamical systems, and thus our results can be used to study probabilistic aspects of dynamical systems. We first prove some moment inequalities that are analogous to those for mixing sequences. With their help, several limit theorems can be proved in a rather straightforward manner. We illustrate this by re-proving a central limit theorem of Ibragimov and Linnik. Then we apply our techniques to U-statistics Matrix Equation with symmetric kernel h : R × R → R. We prove a law of large numbers, extending results of Aaronson, Burton, Dehling, Gilat, Hill and Weiss for absolutely regular processes. We also prove a central limit theorem under a different set of conditions than the known results of Denker and Keller. As our main application, we establish an invariance principle for U-processes (Un(h))h, indexed by some class of functions. We finally apply these results to study the asymptotic distribution of estimators of the fractal dimension of the attractor of a dynamical system.

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M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:23044529532

SN - 0002-9947

VL - 353

SP - 4261

EP - 4318

JO - Transactions of the American Mathematical Society

JF - Transactions of the American Mathematical Society

IS - 11

ER -