• Received : 2009.07.13
  • Accepted : 2009.08.20
  • Published : 2009.09.25


Let $X,X_1,X_2,\;{\cdots}$ be identically distributed and negatively associated random variables with mean zeros and positive, finite variances. We prove that, if $E{\mid}X_1{\mid}^r$ < ${\infty}$, for 1 < p < 2 and r > $1+{\frac{p}{2}}$, and $lim_{n{\rightarrow}{\infty}}n^{-1}ES^2_n={\sigma}^2$ < ${\infty}$, then $lim_{{\epsilon}{\downarrow}0}{\epsilon}^{{2(r-p}/(2-p)-1}{\sum}^{\infty}_{n=1}n^{{\frac{r}{p}}-2-{\frac{1}{p}}}E\{{{\mid}S_n{\mid}}-{\epsilon}n^{\frac{1}{p}}\}+={\frac{p(2-p)}{(r-p)(2r-p-2)}}E{\mid}Z{\mid}^{\frac{2(r-p)}{2-p}}$, where $S_n\;=\;X_1\;+\;X_2\;+\;{\cdots}\;+\;X_n$ and Z has a normal distribution with mean 0 and variance ${\sigma}^2$.


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