# The Lukacs–Olkin–Rubin Theorem on Symmetric Cones Without Invariance of the “Quotient”

Journal of Theoretical Probability, Jun 2016

We prove the Lukacs–Olkin–Rubin theorem without invariance of the distribution of the “quotient,” which was the key assumption in the original proof of (Olkin–Rubin in Ann Math Stat 33:1272–1280, 1962). Instead, we assume existence of strictly positive continuous densities of respective random variables. We consider the (cone variate) “quotient” for any division algorithm satisfying some natural conditions. For that purpose, a new proof of the Olkin–Baker functional equation on symmetric cones is given.

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The Lukacs–Olkin–Rubin Theorem on Symmetric Cones Without Invariance of the “Quotient”, Journal of Theoretical Probability, 2016, DOI: 10.1007/s10959-014-0587-3