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By William Feller

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Major adjustments during this version contain the substitution of probabilistic arguments for combinatorial artifices, and the addition of recent sections on branching methods, Markov chains, and the De Moivre-Laplace theorem.

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18. 4 c) if{Sj} are a nondecreasing sequence of n-dimensional rectangles, and Sj | S, Then there is a unique extension of P to a probability on Proof. As this result belongs largely to the realm of measure theory rather than probability, we relegate its proof to Appendix A. 48. 18 translates into probability language as: If probability is assigned in a reasonable way to rectangles, then there exists a process . such that P(Xl G / , . . , X n e /„) has the specified values. If the probabilities are assigned to rectangles, then in order to be well defined, the assignment must be consistent.

25 (ii), yields To verify the above for general rectangles, use the fact that their probabilities can be defined as limits of probabilities of left closed, right open rectangles. The complication is in showing additivity of P on rectangles. It is sufficient to show that for left closed, right open, disjoint rectangles Slt . . , Sk whose union is a rectangle S. In one dimension the statement P(S) = 3 A-S>) follows from the obvious fact that for a The general result is a standard theorem in the theory of the Stieltjes integral (McShane [ I l i a , pp.


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