H M Barakat
Articles written in Proceedings – Mathematical Sciences
Volume 122 Issue 2 May 2012 pp 297-311
In a wide subclass of generalized order statistics $(gOs)$, which contains most of the known and important models of ordered random variables, weak convergence of lower extremes are developed. A recent result of extreme value theory of $m-gOs$ (as well as the classical extreme value theory of ordinary order statistics) yields three types of limit distributions that are possible in case of linear normalization. In this paper a similar classification of limit distributions holds for extreme $gOs$, where the parameters $\gamma_j,j=1,\ldots,n$, are assumed to be pairwise different. Two illustrative examples are given to demonstrate the practical importance for some of the obtained results.
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