521 Sec 1.4

# 521 Sec 1.4 - 1.4 Sets Experiment an activity with outcomes...

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1.4 Sets Experiment an activity with outcomes examples: 1- flip a coin: the outcomes are } , { T H S = 2- roll a die: the outcomes are } 6 , 5 , 4 , 3 , 2 , 1 { = S 3- roll a pair of dice and observe the sum of the faces: the outcomes are } 12 , 11 , 10 , 9 , 8 , 7 , 6 , 5 , 4 , 3 , 2 { = S 4- pick a card from a standard deck and observe its suit: the outcomes are } , , , { S H D C S = Sample space Given an experiment, a sample space for it is the collection of all outcomes. Language of sets a set is a collection of elements A s means s is an element of A (or s belongs to A ) B A means if A s , then B s ; we say A is a subset of B also say that B contains A ; B A can be rewritten A B unions: B A , sets, B A is the set comprised of all elements in A alone, all elements in B alone, and all elements in both A and . B Important rewording: B A is the set comprised of all elements that belong to at least one of A and . B intersections: B A , sets, B A is the set comprised of all elements that belong to

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## This note was uploaded on 02/09/2010 for the course MAT 521 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Syracuse.

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