We consider a system of independent random walks on ℤ. Let ξn(x) be the number of particles at x at time n, and let Ln(x)=ξ0(x)+ ... +ξn(x) be the total occupation time of x by time n. In this paper we study the large deviations of Ln(0)-Ln(1). The behavior we find is much different from that of Ln(0). We investigate the limiting behavior when the initial configurations has asymptotic density 1 and when ξ0(x) are i.i.d Poisson mean 1, finding that the asymptotics are different in these two cases.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||16|
|Journal||Probability Theory and Related Fields|
|State||Published - Mar 1990|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Statistics and Probability
- Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty