## The Annals of Probability

### The Minimal Growth Rate of Partial Maxima

Michael J. Klass

#### Abstract

Let $X_1, X_2, \cdots$ be i.i.d. random variables and let $M_n = \max_{i \leq j \leq n} X_j$. For each real sequence $\{b_n\}$, a sequence $\{b^\ast_n\}$ and a sub-sequence of integers $\{n_k\}$ is explicitly constructed such that $P(M_n \leq b_n \text{i.o.}) = 1 \operatorname{iff} \sum_k P(M_{n_k} \leq b^\ast_{n_k}) = \infty$. This result gives a complete characterization of the upper and lower-class sequences (as introduced by Paul Levy) for the a.s. minimal growth rate of $\{M_n\}$.

#### Article information

Source
Ann. Probab., Volume 12, Number 2 (1984), 380-389.

Dates
First available in Project Euclid: 19 April 2007

https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.aop/1176993296

Digital Object Identifier
doi:10.1214/aop/1176993296

Mathematical Reviews number (MathSciNet)
MR735844

Zentralblatt MATH identifier
0536.60038

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