5RandomVariablesandDistributionFunctions

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Unformatted text preview: Click to edit Master subtitle style EE 3180 Probability and Random Variables and the Distribution Function Jeffrey B. Burl EE 3180 Probability and 11 EE 3180 Probability and Random Variables n A random variable (RV) is a number X( ) assigned to every outcome of a random experiment n Natural if experiment is rolling a dice. n Unnatural for a coin. n Can map heads into 1 and tails into 0 to make a random variable. EE 3180 Probability and 22 EE 3180 Probability and Discrete/Continuous RVs n Discrete: n Rolling a dice-6 possible numbers. n Number of phone calls made in an hour. n Continuous: n Voltage measured across a resistor. n Temperature of a computer chip 10 minutes after power. EE 3180 Probability and 33 EE 3180 Probability and Events via RVs n Possible events for a random variable: n n n EE 3180 Probability and 44 X x x X x x 1 2 x X x x EE 3180 Probability and...
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This note was uploaded on 06/16/2010 for the course EE ee3180 taught by Professor Burl during the Spring '10 term at Michigan Technological University.

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