• I. A. Ibragimov
  • Y. A. Rozanov
Part of the Applications of Mathematics book series (SMAP, volume 9)


A probability distribution P in an n-dimensional vector space ℝn is said to be Gaussian if the characteristic function
$$ \varphi (u) = \int_{{\mathbb{R}^n}} {{e^{i(u,\,x)}}P} (dx), \,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,u \in {\mathbb{R}^n} $$
(here (u,x)=∑u k xk denotes the scalar product of vectors u=(u1,…,un)and x = (x1,…,xn)) has the form
$$ \varphi (u) = \exp \left\{ {i(u,\,a) - \frac{1}{2}(Bu,\,u)} \right\},\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,u \in {\mathbb{R}^n}, $$
where a = (a1…, an) ∈ ℝ is the mean and B is a linear self-adjoint non- negative definite operator called a correlation operator; the matrix {B kj }defining B is said to be a correlation matrix.


Hilbert Space Correlation Function Scalar Product Conditional Expectation Random Function 
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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • I. A. Ibragimov
    • 1
  • Y. A. Rozanov
    • 2
  1. 1.LomiLeningradUSSR
  2. 2.V.A. Steklov Mathematics InstituteMoscowUSSR

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