Picture of person typing on laptop with programming code visible on the laptop screen

World class computing and information science research at Strathclyde...

The Strathprints institutional repository is a digital archive of University of Strathclyde's Open Access research outputs. Strathprints provides access to thousands of Open Access research papers by University of Strathclyde researchers, including by researchers from the Department of Computer & Information Sciences involved in mathematically structured programming, similarity and metric search, computer security, software systems, combinatronics and digital health.

The Department also includes the iSchool Research Group, which performs leading research into socio-technical phenomena and topics such as information retrieval and information seeking behaviour.

Explore

Logarithmic speeds for one-dimensional perturbed random walk in random environment

Menshikov, M. V. and Wade, Andrew R. (2008) Logarithmic speeds for one-dimensional perturbed random walk in random environment. Stochastic Processes and their Applications, 118 (3). pp. 389-416. ISSN 0304-4149

[img]
Preview
PDF (strathprints013395.pdf)
strathprints013395.pdf - Accepted Author Manuscript

Download (322kB) | Preview

Abstract

We study the random walk in random environment on Z+ = f0; 1; 2; : : :g, where the environment is subject to a vanishing (random) perturbation. The two particular cases that we consider are: (i) random walk in random environment perturbed from Sinai's regime; (ii) simple random walk with random perturbation. We give almost sure results on how far the random walker is from the origin, for almost every environment. We give both upper and lower almost sure bounds. These bounds are of order (log t), for 2 (1;1), depending on the perturbation. In addition, in the ergodic cases, we give results on the rate of decay of the stationary distribution.