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Longest increasing subsequence

by Naumberg
Tags: expectation, increasing, sequence
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Nov23-12, 09:12 AM
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"Let [itex]x_1, ..., x_n[/itex] be i.i.d random variables uniformly on [0,1]. Let [itex]X[/itex] be the length of the longest increasing subsequence of [itex]x_1, ..., x_n[/itex]. Show that [itex]E[X] \ge (1-o(1))(1-e^{-1}) \sqrt{n}[/itex]."

Hi forum!

Using the Erdos' lemma I can only deduce that [itex]E[X] \ge \frac{1}{2} \sqrt{n}[/itex], which is a weaker bound unfortunately.

I would appreciate any further ideas!

Thanks for your help,
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Stephen Tashi
Nov23-12, 07:25 PM
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What does the notation "[itex] o(1) [/itex]" mean in this context?

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