PUBLICATIONS DE L'INSTITUT MATHÉMATIQUE (BEOGRAD) (N.S.)
Vol. 47(61), pp. 151--157 (1990)
ON THE DISTRIBUTION OF WAITING TIME UNTIL $k$-TH REPETITION OF ANY EVENT
Dragan Banjevi\'cMatematicki fakultet, Beograd, Yugoslavia
Abstract: The random placing of balls continues until we find that one of boxes has been occupied $k$ times, $k\ge2$ (``birthday surprise''). The case of unlimited number of alternatives with unequal probabilities is discussed. Some exact and asymptotic formulas for the distribution of waiting time are given.
Classification (MSC2000): 60C05; 60J10
Full text of the article:
Electronic fulltext finalized on: 2 Nov 2001. This page was last modified: 16 Nov 2001.
© 2001 Mathematical Institute of the Serbian Academy of Science and Arts