On Moments of the Power Series Distributions

Slavko Simic*
Mathematical Institute SANU, Kneza Mihaila 36, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia.

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For the Power Series Distributions generated by an arbitrary entire function of finite order, applying methods of Karamata’s Theory of Regular Variation, we obtain asymptotic behavior of its moments. As an illustration, we calculate the moments of distributions generated by the class of Mittag-Leffler functions of which the well-known Poisson Law is just a special case.

Keywords: Distribution moments, entire functions of finite order, regular variation, karamata..