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Unformatted text preview: s underlined in this list. Let a∗ = 0.45043 · · · be such that the number in the k th decimal place of a∗ is one larger (modulo 10) than the number in the k th decimal place of ak . For any k ≥ 1, a∗ is not equal to ak because the numbers in their k th decimal places are different. So a∗ is not on the list. So no list of numbers from the interval [0, 1] can contain all of the numbers from [0, 1]. Example 1.5.2 Example 1.2.3 describes the probability space (Ω, F , P ) for the experiment of selecting a point from the unit interval, [0, 1], such that the probability the outcome is in an interval [a, b] is b − a. This is true even if a = b, which means that the probability of any particular singleton subset {x} of [0, 1] is equal to zero. But the entire interval [0, 1] is the union of all such sets {x}, and those sets are mutually exclusive. Why then, doesn’t Axiom P.2 imply that P {Ω} = x∈Ω P {x} = 0, in contradiction to Axiom P.3? Solution: Axiom P.2 does not apply to this situation because the set [0, 1] is uncoun...
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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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