## The Annals of Probability

### Asymptotic Behaviour of the Variance of Renewal Processes and Random Walks

#### Abstract

For a sequence of independent identically distributed random variables $\{X_n\}, n = 1, 2, \cdots,$ yielding the sums $S_n = X_1 + \cdots + X_n$ let $N(x) = \sharp\{n \geqq 1: S_n \leqq x\}$. Results of Stone and the general renewal equation as treated by Feller are used to prove that under certain conditions on the common distribution function of the $X_n$'s, the variance of $N(x)$ is asymptotically like $Ax + B + o(1)$ as $x\rightarrow\infty$ for specified constants $A$ and $B$.

#### Article information

Source
Ann. Probab., Volume 6, Number 3 (1978), 516-521.

Dates
First available in Project Euclid: 19 April 2007

https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.aop/1176995536

Digital Object Identifier
doi:10.1214/aop/1176995536

Mathematical Reviews number (MathSciNet)
MR474534

Zentralblatt MATH identifier
0378.60068

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