Lecture_3-1_July_2010 - EE 131A Probability Professor Kung...

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UCLA EE131A (KY) 1 EE 131A Probability Professor Kung Yao Electrical Engineering Department University of California, Los Angeles M.S. On-Line Engineering Program Lecture 3 - 1
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UCLA EE131A (KY) 2 Lecture 3 -1: More on counting (1) General Principle of Counting The most general principle of counting in k experiments follows: Suppose the first exp. has: n 1 possible outcomes; The second exp. has: n 2 possible outcomes; The k-th exp. has: n k possible outcomes. The total number of possible outcomes is given by N k = n 1 x n 2 x …x n k . (1)
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