Jiří Matoušek (auth.)'s Geometric Discrepancy: An Illustrated Guide PDF

By Jiří Matoušek (auth.)

What is the "most uniform" method of allotting n issues within the unit sq.? How colossal is the "irregularity" inevitably found in one of these distribution? Such questions are handled in geometric discrepancy conception. The e-book is an available and vigorous advent to this sector, with various workouts and illustrations. In separate, extra really good elements, it additionally presents a complete consultant to contemporary examine. together with a large choice of mathematical suggestions (from harmonic research, combinatorics, algebra etc.) in motion on non-trivial examples, the publication is appropriate for a "special subject" direction for early graduates in arithmetic and desktop technology. along with specialist mathematicians, it will likely be of curiosity to experts in fields the place a wide selection of gadgets may be "uniformly" represented via a smaller pattern (such as high-dimensional numerical integration in computational physics or monetary arithmetic, effective divide-and-conquer algorithms in computing device technology, etc.).

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Where aj E {O, 1, ... 4 Theorem. ·. ,Pd-l, the discrepancy of the n-point Halton-Hammersely set for axis-parallel boxes is O(logd-l n). Proof. This is a generalization of the proof given above for the Van der Corput set. We write it down for d = 3, Pl = 2, and P2 = 3 only, since the idea should be sufficiently apparent and the notation is much simpler. For an integer b 2: 2, let us define a b-ary canonical interval as an interval [k k+ 1) bq'~ for integers q 2: ° and k E {O, 1, ... , bq - I}.

Even for not too large dimension, such as 10, an astronomically large n may be required to show the superiority over the random points for some asymptotically good constructions. Moreover, one cannot simply say "the smaller discrepancy, the better set," since the Koksma-Hlawka inequality and its relatives often grossly overestimate the error. Nevertheless, point sets constructed as examples of low-discrepancy sets for axis-parallel boxes proved quite successful in many practical applications. In this book, we restrict ourselves to a few occasional remarks concerning relations of discrepancy to quasi-Monte Carlo methods.

Let ~q denote the contribution of the strip Sq to the discrepancy of the corner Cx,yj that is, *' nx. 1011, the quantities ~1' ~3, and ~4 as functions of x are drawn in Fig. 4(b); note that they are negative most of the time. They are all shifted and stretched copies of the "sawtooth function" s(t) = t - rtl + ~ shown in Fig. 4(a). More precisely, denoting K-q = kq /2 q , we have ~q = s (2Qnx) + K-q K-q - 1 2. Assume for simplicity that n = 2m . The expression s (~~ - K-q), regarded as a function of x, has period ~ = 2q- m .

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