Probability
Statistics
What is the difference?
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Probability is descriptive: formulating (describing) models
Statistics is prescriptive: data collection and analysis of data
Statistics uses the formalism (the models) of Probability
Theoretical Statistics
We introduce a formal notion of independent events.
Def. 1.46: Two events A and B are said to be independent if
P(A B) = P(A)P(B)
Def. 1.47: The events A1, A2, , An, are said to be pairwise independent
if for any j and k, j k, the events Aj and Ak are ind
Math 2030 Assignment #1
All page numbers and problems refer to your textbook Pitman. If a problem in the text has more than
one part, hand in only the parts which I ask for. If no parts are stated, then hand in ALL parts. (Example:
3. (a) p. 32 #14 means
Math 2030 Assignment #2
All page numbers and problems refer to your textbook Pitman. If a problem in the text has more than
one part, hand in only the parts which I ask for. If no parts are stated, then hand in ALL parts. (Example:
3. (a) p. 32 #14 means