Local times of self-intersection
This survey article is devoted to the local times of self-intersection as the most important geometric characteristics of random processes. The trajectories of random processes are, as a rule, very nonsmooth curves. This is why to characterize the geometric shape of the trajectory it is impossible to use the methods of differential geometry. Instead of this, one can consider the local times of self-intersection showing how much time the process stays in “small” vicinities of its self-crossing points. In our paper, we try to describe the contemporary state of the theory of local times of self-intersection for Gaussian and related processes. Different approaches to the definition, investigation, and application of the local times of self-intersection are considered.
Citation Example: Dorogovtsev A. A., Izyumtseva O. L. Local times of self-intersection // Ukr. Mat. Zh. - 2016. - 68, № 3. - pp. 290-340.