ECEN 649 Pattern Recognition – Spring 2008
Homework 1
Due on: Feb 6
Homework Policy
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You are expected to write cleanly and concisely, and demonstrate that you understood the
problem and its solution.
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You can discuss the problems with fellow students but must write your own solutions
separately.
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You may use the classnotes, the references listed on the syllabus, and discussions with the
instructor or other students in your solutions. You may not use any other outside sources,
including solution manuals.
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Late homework cannot be accepted, unless there is a documented valid reason.
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Please sign and staple your homework.
Problems:
1. This problem demonstrates nicely subtle issues regarding partial information and pre
diction.
A certain show host has placed a case with US$1,000,000 behind one of three
identical doors. Behind each of the other two doors he placed a donkey. The host asks
the contestant to pick one door but not to open it. The host then opens one of the other
two doors to reveal a donkey.
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 Spring '08
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 Normal Distribution, Probability, Randomness, Dice, nicely subtle issues, Bivariate Gaussian Distribution

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