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2, because 43 Then and by assumption. 3) for a given initial value. 2. , where is a connected subset contained in Proof. Since is measurable and is lows that is adapted. s. 1. In applications it may happen that is not directly observed. 3) for a given initial value. 2. Further, assume is an adapted sequence, is bounded by a constant, and for any sufficiently large integer there exists with such that for any for any where such that converges. , is a connected subset contained in Proof. By assumption where is a constant.

3) holds. 3) because the behavior of is unknown. 2) which should be verified only along convergent subsequences. With convergent the noise is easier to be dealt with. 1. The weakness of algorithms with fixed truncation bounds is that the sought-for root of has to be located in the truncation region. But, in general, this cannot be ensured. This is another motivation to consider algorithms with expanding truncations. 5 can avoid boundedness assumption on but it can ensure convergence in distribution only, while in practical computation one always deals with a sample path.

In the weak convergence analysis an important role is played by the Prohorov’s Theorem, which says that on a complete and separable metric space, tightness is equivalent to relative compactness. s. 3), then for any as the distance between and converges to zero in probability as In stead of proof, we only outline its basic idea. First, it is shown that we can extract a subsequence of weakly converging to ROBBINS-MONRO ALGORITHM 23 For notational simplicity, denote the subsequence still by By the Skorohod representation, we may assume For this we need only, if necessary, to change the probabilistic space and take and on this new space such that and have the same distributions as those of and respectively.