In data communication, messages are usually combinations of characters, and each character consists of a number of bits. A bit is the smallest unit of information and is either 1 or 0. Suppose that L, the length of a character (in bits) is a geometric random variable with parameter p. If a sender emits messages at the rate of 1000 bits per second, what is the distribution of T , the time it takes the sender to emit a character?

ST 701: Week 1 Notes MaLyn Lawhorn August 17, 2017 Probability Theoretical Basics ▯ In the words of Bruno de Finetti, ”Probability does not exist!” ▯ This means that probability is an idea that is relative to individuals beliefs, available infor- mation, etc. ▯ Therefore, it is possible when two people conduct two separate...