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LECTURE NOTESSTATISTICS 424MATHEMATICAL STATISTICSSPRING 2003
Robert J. BoikDepartment of Mathematical SciencesMontana State University — BozemanRevised August 30, 2004
 
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0 COURSE INFORMATION & SYLLABUS 7
0.1
Course Information
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70.2
Syllabus
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80.3
Study Suggestions
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80.4
Types of Proofs
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
5 CONTINUOUS RANDOM VARIABLES 11
5.1
Cumulative Distribution Function (CDF)
. . . . . . . . . . . . 115.2
Density and the Probability Element
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145.3
The Median and Other Percentiles
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195.4
Expected Value
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 215.5
Expected Value of a Function
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 215.6
Average Deviations
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 235.7
Bivariate Distributions
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255.8
Several Variables
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 275.9
Covariance and Correlation
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 285.10
Independence
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315.11
Conditional Distributions
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 345.12
Moment Generating Functions
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
6 FAMILIES OF CONTINUOUS DISTRIBUTIONS 41
6.1
Normal Distributions
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 416.2
Exponential Distributions
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 476.3
Gamma Distributions
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 506.4
Chi Squared Distributions
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 526.5
Distributions for Reliability
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 536.6
t, F, and Beta Distributions
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
7 ORGANIZING & DESCRIBING DATA 59
7.1
Frequency Distributions
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 597.2
Data on Continuous Variables
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 597.3
Order Statistics
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 597.4
Data Analysis
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 627.5
The Sample Mean
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 637.6
Measures of Dispersion
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 633

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