On the method of images and the asymptotic behavior of first-passage times

Journal Article

This paper studies the large-t behavior of the boundary generated by the method of images for the first-passage-time problem. We show that this behavior is characterized by certain properties of the Laplace transform of the input measure. Such properties also determine the asymptotic behavior of the first-passage-time density. Most of the paper assumes a positive input measure, which generates a concave boundary. The last section, however, discusses a non-positive measure. We obtain a sufficient condition for the boundary to be convex. © 2012 Springer Science+Business Media New York.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Zipkin, P

Published Date

  • 2012

Published In

Start / End Page

  • 1 - 24

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0254-5330

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s10479-012-1295-y