Normal approximation for random sums

A. D. Barbour, Aihua Xia
2006 Advances in Applied Probability  
In this paper, we adapt the very effective Berry-Esseen theorems of Chen and Shao (2004), which apply to sums of locally dependent random variables, for use with randomly indexed sums. Our particular interest is in random variables resulting from integrating a random field with respect to a point process. We illustrate the use of our theorems in three examples: in a rather general model of the insurance collective; in problems in geometrical probability involving stabilizing functionals; and in
more » ... counting the maximal points in a two-dimensional region.
doi:10.1017/s0001867800001233 fatcat:uyrl76oaejbv3fo2mvx3ot7idy