Université Paris 6
Pierre et Marie Curie
Université Paris 7
Denis Diderot

CNRS U.M.R. 7599
``Probabilités et Modèles Aléatoires''

Self-similar fragmentations


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Résumé: We introduce a probabilistic model that is meant to describe an object that falls apart randomly as time passes and fulfills a certain scaling property. We show that the distribution of such a process is determined by its index of self-similarity $\alpha\in \R$, a rate of erosion $c\geq0$, and a so-called L\'evy measure that accounts for sudden dislocations. The key of the analysis is provided by a transformation of self-similar fragmentations which enables us to reduce the study to the homogeneous case $\alpha=0$ which is treated in [6]

Mots Clés: Fragmentation ; self-similar ; exchangeable partition

Date: 2000-09-08

Prépublication numéro: PMA-610