RecitationTwo - Rensselaer Electrical, Computer, and...

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Rensselaer Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering Department ECSE 4500 Probability for Engineering Applications Recitation 2 Wednesday Feb. 3, 2010 Sets and Fields Set Theory De f nition: element arbitrary, can be anything! often denoted a, b, c, . .. De f nition: set a collection of elements, often denoted A, B, C, . .. De f nition: subset A B means that all elements in A are also in B .W e s a y A is a subset of B . De f nition: equality A = B means A B and B A. In words we say A equals B . De f nition: universal set the set containing all the elements De f nition: null set φ the empty set {} De f nition: union A B = { set of elements in either AorB } De f nition: intersection A B = { set of elements in both AandB } De f nition: complement A c = { set of elements in but not in A } De f nition: di f erence A B = { set of elements in A but not in
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2010 for the course ECSE 4500 taught by Professor Woods during the Spring '08 term at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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RecitationTwo - Rensselaer Electrical, Computer, and...

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