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Betti, L, Durmić, I, McDonald, Z, Miller, JB and Miller, SJ (2023)

Benfordness of Measurements Resulting from Box Fragmentation

Preprint arXiv:2304.08335 [math.PR]; last accessed April 29, 2023.

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Abstract: We make progress on a conjecture made by [DM], which states that the d-dimensional frames of m-dimensional boxes resulting from a fragmentation process satisfy Benford's law for all 1≤d≤m. We provide a sufficient condition for Benford's law to be satisfied, namely that the maximum product of d sides is itself a Benford random variable. Motivated to produce an example of such a fragmentation process, we show that processes constructed from log-uniform proportion cuts satisfy the maximum criterion for d=1.

@misc{, title={Benfordness of Measurements Resulting from Box Fragmentation}, author={Livia Betti and Irfan Durmić and Zoe McDonald and Jack B. Miller and Steven J. Miller}, year={2023}, eprint={2304.08335}, archivePrefix={arXiv}, primaryClass={math.PR}, }

Reference Type: Preprint

Subject Area(s): Measure Theory, Probability Theory