On the Local Time of the Brownian Bridge

  • Lajos Takács
Part of the International Series in Operations Research & Management Science book series (ISOR, volume 19)


Let {η(t), 0 ≤ t} ≤ 1} be a standard Brownian bridge. We have for 0 < t < 1, where
$$ \Phi (x) = \frac{1}{{\sqrt {{2\pi }} }}\int_{{ - \infty }}^{x} {{{e}^{{ - u \frac{2}{2} }}}} du $$
is the normal distribution function. We define
$$ \tau (\alpha ) = \mathop{{\lim }}\limits_{{\varepsilon \to 0}} \frac{1}{\varepsilon }{\text{measure\{ }}t:\alpha \leqslant \eta (t) < \alpha + \varepsilon ,0 \leqslant t \leqslant 1{\text{\} }} $$
for any real α. The limit (4.2) exists with probability one, and τ(α) is a nonnegative random variable that is called the local time at level α. We have
$$ P\{ \tau (\alpha ) \leqslant x\} = 1 - {{e}^{{ - (2|\alpha | + x) \frac{2}{2} }}} $$
for x ≥ 0. The notion of local time was introduced by P. Lévy [9,10] in 1939 (see also [15] and [6]).


Random Walk Local Time Random Mapping Normal Distribution Function Empirical Distribution Function 
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