Some Topics from Probability Theory

  • Albert W. Marshall
  • Ingram Olkin
Part of the Springer Series in Statistics book series (SSS)


In order to describe the behavior of a random quantity such as a life length, certain probabilistic descriptions have become standard. Although these are well known, a brief elementary outline is offered, with an emphasis on motivation. This will help set notation and terminology; for those not familiar with these foundations, it may add some depth of understanding.


Survival Function Negative Binomial Distribution Moment Problem Probability Mass Function Divisible Distribution 
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© Springer 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Albert W. Marshall
    • 1
  • Ingram Olkin
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of StatisticsUniversity of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada
  2. 2.Department of StatisticsStanford UniversityStanfordUSA

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