Random fields on the sphere : representation, limit theorems and cosmological applications
- Domenico Marinucci, Giovanni Peccati.
- Cambridge ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
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- ix, 341 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
- London Mathematical Society lecture note series ; 389.
Math & Statistics Library
QA406 .M37 2011
- Unknown QA406 .M37 2011
- Includes bibliographical references (p. -337) and index.
- Preface-- 1. Introduction-- 2. Background results in representation theory-- 3. Representations of SO(3) and harmonic analysis on S2-- 4. Background results in probability and graphical methods-- 5. Spectral representations-- 6. Characterizations of isotropy-- 7. Limit theorems for Gaussian subordinated random fields-- 8. Asymptotics for the sample power spectrum-- 9. Asymptotics for sample bispectra-- 10. Spherical needlets and their asymptotic properties-- 11. Needlets estimation of power spectrum and bispectrum-- 12. Spin random fields-- Appendix-- Bibliography-- Index.
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- Random Fields on the Sphere presents a comprehensive analysis of isotropic spherical random fields. The main emphasis is on tools from harmonic analysis, beginning with the representation theory for the group of rotations SO(3). Many recent developments on the method of moments and cumulants for the analysis of Gaussian subordinated fields are reviewed. This background material is used to analyse spectral representations of isotropic spherical random fields and then to investigate in depth the properties of associated harmonic coefficients. Properties and statistical estimation of angular power spectra and polyspectra are addressed in full. The authors are strongly motivated by cosmological applications, especially the analysis of cosmic microwave background (CMB) radiation data, which has initiated a challenging new field of mathematical and statistical research. Ideal for mathematicians and statisticians interested in applications to cosmology, it will also interest cosmologists and mathematicians working in group representations, stochastic calculus and spherical wavelets.
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