# An Introduction to Probability Theory and Its Applications, by William Feller By William Feller

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The service times of A. and B commence immediately, but that of C starts at the epoch X(I) when either A or B is discharged. We show "that the Markov property leads to simple answers to various questions. (i)' What is the probability that C wilJ not be the last to leave the post office? The answer is i, because epoch X(I) of the first departure establishes symmetry between C and the other person being served. (ii) What is the distribution of the time T spent by C at the post office? ). (iii) What is the distribution of the epoch of the last departure?

Cauie he ~. polar coordinates, his Wn(x) mus~ be ~ultiplied by 4trz2 to ob~ our ~. v, . X > O. ," '. 11 THE USE· OF LEBESGUE MEASURE 33 This problem occurs in physics and chemistry (the vectors representing, for example, plane waves or molecular links). seems to render this famous problem trivial. 4) enables us to reduce random-walk problems in :R,3 to simpler problems ·in :R,I. ~veri when explicit solutions ~re hard' to get, the central limit theorem provides valuable information [see example VIII,4(b)].

This procedure is satisfactory for many purposes, but a different sample space is more natural. " In this space N(t) is defined as the value of the ordinate at epoch t and Sn as the coordinate of the nthjump, etc. Events can now be considered that are not easily expressible in terms of the original variables X n • A typical example of practical interest (see the ruin problem in VI,S) is the event that N(t) > a + hi for some t. The' individual path (just as the individual infinite sequence of ± 1 in binomial trials) represents the natural and unavoidable object of probabilistic inquiry.