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Effective resistance of random trees
Louigi Addario-Berry, Nicolas Broutin and Gábor Lugosi
Annals of Applied Probability 2007.


We investigate the effective resistance R_n and conductance C_n between the root and leaves of a binary tree of height n. In this electrical network, the resistance of each edge e at distance d from the root is defined by r_e = 2d X_e where the X_e are i.i.d. positive random variables bounded away from zero and infinity. It is shown that ER_n = nEX_e − (Var(X_e )/EX_e ) ln n + O(1) and Var(R_n ) = O(1). Moreover, we establish sub-Gaussian tail bounds for R_n . We also discuss some possible extensions to supercritical Galton–Watson trees.

EPrint Type:Article
Project Keyword:Project Keyword UNSPECIFIED
Subjects:Learning/Statistics & Optimisation
Theory & Algorithms
ID Code:4622
Deposited By:Gábor Lugosi
Deposited On:13 March 2009