Discrete Mathematics 108(1-3), pp. 53-57.
ISSN/ISBN: 0012-365X DOI: 10.1016/0012-365X(92)90659-4
Abstract: A number of papers have been written to deal with the "first digit phenomenon", giving explanations using various summation methods or denitions of probability. On close inspection, all these methods attempt to introduce a (finitely additive) probability measure for which the distribution of leading digits satises the logarithmic law. In this note we state necessary and sucient conditions for a probability measure to satisfy the rst digit law, and discuss various results and proposed explanations in the light of these conditions.
Bibtex:
@article {MR1189828,
AUTHOR = {Jech, Thomas},
TITLE = {The logarithmic distribution of leading digits and finitely
additive measures},
NOTE = {Topological, algebraical and combinatorial structures.
Frol{\'{\i}}k's memorial volume},
JOURNAL = {Discrete Math.},
FJOURNAL = {Discrete Mathematics},
VOLUME = {108},
YEAR = {1992},
NUMBER = {1-3},
PAGES = {53--57},
ISSN = {0012-365X},
CODEN = {DSMHA4},
MRCLASS = {11K16 (11K55)},
MRNUMBER = {1189828 (93i:11087)},
MRREVIEWER = {Kazuo Goto},
DOI = {10.1016/0012-365X(92)90659-4},
URL = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0012-365X(92)90659-4},
}
Reference Type: Journal Article
Subject Area(s): Measure Theory