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We use vector notation. e > h/e: Then by definition ˛Q D n 1=2 e > …1 Y and Q 2 D n 1 kY …1 Y k2 . In …1 /"k2 where In is the identity operator in Rn and In …1 is the projector on the hyperplane in Rn orthogonal to the vector e. 1. Check the details of the proof. Hint: reduce to the case of diagonal V . 2. ˛Q ˛/. Q 2 / . Show that ˛Q and Q 2 are independent. In …1 /"k2 . In …1 /" are independent if …1 is a projector and " is a Gaussian vector. 3 Uniform Distribution on Œ0; Â Let Yi be uniformly distributed on the interval Œ0; Â of the real line where the right end point Â is unknown.

PÂ /. d. Y ; Â/ almost surely. Â/ Âj2 Âj2 : Proof. Consider first the case of an unbiased estimate ÂQ with EÂ ÂQ Á Â. t. Y ; Â/. Y ; Â/ almost surely. This implies the first assertion. Now we consider the general case. The proof is similar. 10) continues to hold. Â/ and the second assertion follows. The last statement is the usual decomposition of the quadratic risk into the squared bias and the variance of the estimate. 2 Exponential Families and R-Efficiency An interesting question is how good (precise) the Cramér–Rao lower bound is.

Y/: 3. t. y/ < 1: In the case of a multivariate parameter, the notion of the Fisher information leads to the Fisher information matrix. d. 2. Â/ D Z D Rp / be a parametric family. PÂ / at Â 2 ‚. Y1 ; Â/g> : The additivity property of the Fisher information extends to the multivariate case as well. 1. PÂ ; Â 2 ‚/ be a regular family. PÂ / with PÂ D PÂ˝n is also regular. 1. d. d. standard normal. 2 Local Properties of the Kullback–Leibler Divergence and Hellinger Distance The local relations between the Kullback–Leibler divergence, rate function, and Fisher information naturally extend to the case of a multivariate parameter.