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Unformatted text preview: e encourages a modeler to have a consistent, if not completely accurate, model. It also offers a commonly used mathematical language for sharing models and calculations. Part of the process of learning to use the language of probability theory is learning classifications of problems into broad areas. For example, some problems involve finite numbers of possible alternatives, while others concern real-valued measurements. Many problems involve interaction of physically independent processes. Certain laws of nature or mathematics cause some probability distributions, such as the normal bell-shaped distribution often mentioned in popular literature, to frequently appear. Thus, there is an emphasis in these notes on well-known probability distributions and why each of them arises frequently in applications. These notes were written for the undergraduate course, ECE 313: Probability with Engineering Applications, offered by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The official prerequisites of the course insure that students have ha...
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This note was uploaded on 02/09/2014 for the course ISYE 2027 taught by Professor Zahrn during the Spring '08 term at Georgia Institute of Technology.

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