Journal article

On records and related processes for sequences with trends

K Borovkov

Journal of Applied Probability | Published : 1999


We study the records and related variables for sequences with linear trends. We discuss the properties of the asymptotic rate function and relationships between the distribution of the long-term maxima in the sequence and that of a particular observation, including two characterization type results. We also consider certain Markov chains related to the process of records and prove limit theorems for them, including the ergodicity theorem in the regular case (convergence rates are given under additional assumptions), and derive the limiting distributions for the inter-record times and increments of records. © 1999 Applied Probability Trust.