 10.1.1: Let the probability density function of a random variable X be give...
 10.1.2: A calculator is able to generate random numbers from the interval (...
 10.1.3: Let X, Y , and Z be three independent random variables such that E(...
 10.1.4: Let the joint probability density function of random variables X an...
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 10.1.7: A cultural society is arranging a party for its members. The cost o...
 10.1.8: (Pattern Appearance) Suppose that random digits are generated from ...
 10.1.9: Solve the following problem posed by Michael Khoury, U.S. Mathemati...
 10.1.10: Let {X1, X2, . . . , Xn} be a sequence of independent random variab...
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 10.1.12: Suppose that 80 balls are placed into 40 boxes at random and indepe...
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 10.1.15: From an ordinary deck of 52 cards, cards are drawn at random, one b...
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 10.1.18: Let {X1, X2, . . . , Xn} be a sequence of continuous, independent, ...
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Addition rule
A formula used to determine the probability of the union of two (or more) events from the probabilities of the events and their intersection(s).

Additivity property of x 2
If two independent random variables X1 and X2 are distributed as chisquare with v1 and v2 degrees of freedom, respectively, Y = + X X 1 2 is a chisquare random variable with u = + v v 1 2 degrees of freedom. This generalizes to any number of independent chisquare random variables.

Asymptotic relative eficiency (ARE)
Used to compare hypothesis tests. The ARE of one test relative to another is the limiting ratio of the sample sizes necessary to obtain identical error probabilities for the two procedures.

Backward elimination
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

Bias
An effect that systematically distorts a statistical result or estimate, preventing it from representing the true quantity of interest.

Bivariate normal distribution
The joint distribution of two normal random variables

Chance cause
The portion of the variability in a set of observations that is due to only random forces and which cannot be traced to speciic sources, such as operators, materials, or equipment. Also called a common cause.

Conditional probability density function
The probability density function of the conditional probability distribution of a continuous random variable.

Conditional variance.
The variance of the conditional probability distribution of a random variable.

Contour plot
A twodimensional graphic used for a bivariate probability density function that displays curves for which the probability density function is constant.

Contrast
A linear function of treatment means with coeficients that total zero. A contrast is a summary of treatment means that is of interest in an experiment.

Correction factor
A term used for the quantity ( / )( ) 1 1 2 n xi i n ? = that is subtracted from xi i n 2 ? =1 to give the corrected sum of squares deined as (/ ) ( ) 1 1 2 n xx i x i n ? = i ? . The correction factor can also be written as nx 2 .

Correlation matrix
A square matrix that contains the correlations among a set of random variables, say, XX X 1 2 k , ,…, . The main diagonal elements of the matrix are unity and the offdiagonal elements rij are the correlations between Xi and Xj .

Curvilinear regression
An expression sometimes used for nonlinear regression models or polynomial regression models.

Decision interval
A parameter in a tabular CUSUM algorithm that is determined from a tradeoff between false alarms and the detection of assignable causes.

Defect
Used in statistical quality control, a defect is a particular type of nonconformance to speciications or requirements. Sometimes defects are classiied into types, such as appearance defects and functional defects.

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.

Estimator (or point estimator)
A procedure for producing an estimate of a parameter of interest. An estimator is usually a function of only sample data values, and when these data values are available, it results in an estimate of the parameter of interest.

Factorial experiment
A type of experimental design in which every level of one factor is tested in combination with every level of another factor. In general, in a factorial experiment, all possible combinations of factor levels are tested.

Firstorder model
A model that contains only irstorder terms. For example, the irstorder response surface model in two variables is y xx = + ?? ? ? 0 11 2 2 + + . A irstorder model is also called a main effects model