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Probability Theory

  • Ajit Kumar Verma
  • Srividya Ajit
  • Manoj Kumar
Chapter
Part of the Springer Series in Reliability Engineering book series (RELIABILITY)

Abstract

Probability theory deals with the study of events whose precise occurrence cannot be predicted in advance. These kind of events are also termed as random events. For example, a toss of a coin, the result may be either HEAD or TAIL. The result cannot be predicted, hence the event—tossing a coin—is an example of random event.

Keywords

Sample Point Conditional Probability Cumulative Distribution Function Sample Space Probability Mass Function 
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© Springer-Verlag London Limited 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Electrical EngineeringIndian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB)Powai, MumbaiIndia
  2. 2.Department of Civil EngineeringIndian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB)Powai, MumbaiIndia

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