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Equi-Probable Outcomes

  • J. G. Kalbfleisch
Part of the Springer Texts in Statistics book series (STS)

Abstract

This chapter discusses situations in which the sample space S contains N points (N < ∞),each of which is assigned the same probability 1/N. By definition, the probability of an event A is equal to the sum of the probabilities of the points belonging to A. When all points are equally probable, this simplifies to
$$P(A) = \sum\limits_{i \in A} {\rho _i = \sum\limits_{i \in A} {\frac{1}{N}} } = \frac{{numberofpointsinA}}{N}.$$

Keywords

Hypergeometric Distribution White Ball Defective Item Binomial Approximation Occupancy Number 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. G. Kalbfleisch
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  1. 1.Department of Statistics and Actuarial ScienceUniversity of WaterlooWaterlooCanada

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