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First Course in Probability 8th Edition - Solutions by Chapter
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2 k p - factorial experiment
A fractional factorial experiment with k factors tested in a 2 ? p fraction with all factors tested at only two levels (settings) each
In hypothesis testing, a region in the sample space of the test statistic such that if the test statistic falls within it, the null hypothesis cannot be rejected. This terminology is used because rejection of H0 is always a strong conclusion and acceptance of H0 is generally a weak conclusion
Additivity property of x 2
If two independent random variables X1 and X2 are distributed as chi-square with v1 and v2 degrees of freedom, respectively, Y = + X X 1 2 is a chi-square random variable with u = + v v 1 2 degrees of freedom. This generalizes to any number of independent chi-square random variables.
A qualitative characteristic of an item or unit, usually arising in quality control. For example, classifying production units as defective or nondefective results in attributes data.
Attribute control chart
Any control chart for a discrete random variable. See Variables control chart.
A method of variable selection in regression that begins with all of the candidate regressor variables in the model and eliminates the insigniicant regressors one at a time until only signiicant regressors remain
Data consisting of counts or observations that can be classiied into categories. The categories may be descriptive.
When y fx = ( ) and y is considered to be caused by x, x is sometimes called a causal variable
A chart used to organize the various potential causes of a problem. Also called a ishbone diagram.
The tendency of data to cluster around some value. Central tendency is usually expressed by a measure of location such as the mean, median, or mode.
When a factorial experiment is run in blocks and the blocks are too small to contain a complete replicate of the experiment, one can run a fraction of the replicate in each block, but this results in losing information on some effects. These effects are linked with or confounded with the blocks. In general, when two factors are varied such that their individual effects cannot be determined separately, their effects are said to be confounded.
A probability distribution for a continuous random variable.
A two-dimensional graphic used for a bivariate probability density function that displays curves for which the probability density function is constant.
A method to derive the probability density function of the sum of two independent random variables from an integral (or sum) of probability density (or mass) functions.
Defects-per-unit control chart
See U chart
Degrees of freedom.
The number of independent comparisons that can be made among the elements of a sample. The term is analogous to the number of degrees of freedom for an object in a dynamic system, which is the number of independent coordinates required to determine the motion of the object.
An experiment in which the tests are planned in advance and the plans usually incorporate statistical models. See Experiment
Discrete uniform random variable
A discrete random variable with a inite range and constant probability mass function.
Geometric random variable
A discrete random variable that is the number of Bernoulli trials until a success occurs.
Goodness of fit
In general, the agreement of a set of observed values and a set of theoretical values that depend on some hypothesis. The term is often used in itting a theoretical distribution to a set of observations.