A $q$-Analogue of de Finetti's Theorem

Alexander Gnedin, Grigori Olshanski


A $q$-analogue of de Finetti's theorem is obtained in terms of a boundary problem for the $q$-Pascal graph. For $q$ a power of prime this leads to a characterisation of random spaces over the Galois field ${\Bbb F}_q$ that are invariant under the natural action of the infinite group of invertible matrices with coefficients from ${\Bbb F}_q$.

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