 3.10.1: Consider the Markov chain in Example 3.10.2 with initial probabilit...
 3.10.2: Suppose that the weather can be only sunny or cloudy and the weathe...
 3.10.3: Consider again the Markov chain described in Exercise 2. a. If it i...
 3.10.4: Consider again the conditions of Exercises 2 and 3. a. If it is sun...
 3.10.5: Consider again the Markov chain described in Exercise 2. Suppose th...
 3.10.6: Suppose that a student will be either on time or late for a particu...
 3.10.7: Consider again the Markov chain described in Exercise 6. a. If the ...
 3.10.8: Consider again the conditions of Exercises 6 and 7. Suppose that th...
 3.10.9: Suppose that a Markov chain has four states 1, 2, 3, 4 and stationa...
 3.10.10: Let X1 denote the initial state at time 1 of the Markov chain for w...
 3.10.11: Each time that a shopper purchases a tube of toothpaste, she choose...
 3.10.12: Suppose that three boys A, B, and C are throwing a ball from one to...
 3.10.13: Suppose that a coin is tossed repeatedly in such a way that heads a...
 3.10.14: There are two boxes A and B, each containing red and green balls. S...
 3.10.15: Verify the rows of the transition matrix in Example 3.10.6 that cor...
 3.10.16: Let the initial probability vector in Example 3.10.6 be v = (1/16, ...
 3.10.17: Return to Example 3.10.6. Assume that the state at time n 1 is {Aa,...
 3.10.18: Return to Example 3.10.13. Prove that the stationary distributions ...
 3.10.19: Find the unique stationary distribution for theMarkov chain in Exer...
 3.10.20: The unique stationary distribution in Exercise 9 is v = (0, 1, 0, 0...
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Analytic study
A study in which a sample from a population is used to make inference to a future population. Stability needs to be assumed. See Enumerative study

Attribute
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.

Bimodal distribution.
A distribution with two modes

Binomial random variable
A discrete random variable that equals the number of successes in a ixed number of Bernoulli trials.

Box plot (or box and whisker plot)
A graphical display of data in which the box contains the middle 50% of the data (the interquartile range) with the median dividing it, and the whiskers extend to the smallest and largest values (or some deined lower and upper limits).

Coeficient of determination
See R 2 .

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

Conditional probability mass function
The probability mass function of the conditional probability distribution of a discrete random variable.

Contingency table.
A tabular arrangement expressing the assignment of members of a data set according to two or more categories or classiication criteria

Continuity correction.
A correction factor used to improve the approximation to binomial probabilities from a normal distribution.

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.

Control chart
A graphical display used to monitor a process. It usually consists of a horizontal center line corresponding to the incontrol value of the parameter that is being monitored and lower and upper control limits. The control limits are determined by statistical criteria and are not arbitrary, nor are they related to speciication limits. If sample points fall within the control limits, the process is said to be incontrol, or free from assignable causes. Points beyond the control limits indicate an outofcontrol process; that is, assignable causes are likely present. This signals the need to ind and remove the assignable causes.

Cook’s distance
In regression, Cook’s distance is a measure of the inluence of each individual observation on the estimates of the regression model parameters. It expresses the distance that the vector of model parameter estimates with the ith observation removed lies from the vector of model parameter estimates based on all observations. Large values of Cook’s distance indicate that the observation is inluential.

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

Dependent variable
The response variable in regression or a designed experiment.

Distribution free method(s)
Any method of inference (hypothesis testing or conidence interval construction) that does not depend on the form of the underlying distribution of the observations. Sometimes called nonparametric method(s).

Empirical model
A model to relate a response to one or more regressors or factors that is developed from data obtained from the system.

Event
A subset of a sample space.

F distribution.
The distribution of the random variable deined as the ratio of two independent chisquare random variables, each divided by its number of degrees of freedom.

Fisher’s least signiicant difference (LSD) method
A series of pairwise hypothesis tests of treatment means in an experiment to determine which means differ.