This paper obtains a necessary and sufficient condition for a weak law of large numbers for weighted averages of positive-valued independent random variables whose distributions belong to a class which includes the Fα-scheme of record theory. Additional general conditions are found under which the weak law extends to a strong law with the same norming. Examples show these conditions can be fulfilled, and that if they are not, then the weighted averages exhibit multiple growth rates.
|Number of pages||21|
|Journal||Probability and Mathematical Statistics|
|Publication status||Published - 2021|