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Ka ! Here we use the notation ‘a( ) ∼ b( ) as → ∞’ for asymptotic equivalence, meaning that a( )/b( ) → 1 as → ∞. 4 The Poisson Distribution Hn, N ({k}) = a∈E = n k Na ka N n Na N a∈E ka ∼ a∈E Naka ka ! Nn n! → Mn, ({k}) , as claimed. 15) Example. The Fermi–Dirac distribution (1926). 11), where n indistinguishable particles are to be distributed across N cells, which belong to certain levels of energy. Assume that there are Na cells of level a ∈ E. We now impose ‘Pauli’s exclusion principle’, which says that each cell can contain at most one particle; so, in particular, N ≥ n is required.

In 38 2 Stochastic Standard Models order to find out, we develop a heuristic argument. We partition the interval ]0, t] into n subintervals of length t/n. If n is large (and so the subintervals small), we can assume that in each subinterval the company receives at most one claim. The probability for such a claim should be proportional to the length of the interval; so we assume it is equal to αt/n for some proportionality constant α > 0. Moreover, it is plausible that the appearance of a claim in one subinterval does not depend on whether a claim appears in another subinterval.

30) Proposition. Quantile transformation. 29), there exists a real random variable X on the probability space (]0, 1[, B]0,1[ , U]0,1[ ) such that FX = F. This X is given explicitly by X (u) = inf{c ∈ R : F(c) ≥ u} , u ∈ ]0, 1[ , and is called the ‘quantile transformation’. 23 Problems Proof. 29) we have −∞ < X (u) < ∞ for all 0 < u < 1. 4. Indeed, X (u) ≤ c holds if and only if u ≤ F(c); this is because, by the right-continuity of F, the infimum in the definition of X is in fact a minimum. In particular, {X ≤ c} = ]0, F(c)] ∩ ]0, 1[ ∈ B]0,1[ .

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