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Collins Advanced Maths Topics - Statistics: Probability:Paid for download edition

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Format: Digital download
Publication Date: 15-04-2011
ISBN: 978-0-00-744403-8

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Description

Familiarise students with the probability required in Statistics A Level in this unit. The chapters cover: probability, expectation, probability distribution and an appendix.

Detailed contents:

4 PROBABILITY
The language of chance; The probability scale
Probable results; Events and likelihoods
Symmetry and equal likelihood
Relative frequency and empirical probability
Some classical results; Complementary events
The multiplication law; Inclusive events
The addition law; Some ways of counting elements in a sample space
Factorial notation; Evaluating factorials
Distinct sequences; Application of arrangements
Permutations and combinations

5 EXPECTATION
Fair games; Simulation
Expected gain; Mean and variance
Mean; Variance; Calculating variance: the general case

6 PROBABILITY DISTRIBUTION
Most likely event – mode; Probability distribution
Geometric distribution; Mean
Variance; Modelling the occurrence of a random variable
Applying the geometric distribution

Appendix I Geometric distribution

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