Univariate Random Variables

  • V.G. Kulkarni
Part of the Springer Text in Statistics book series (STS)


In Chapter 1 we saw that the first step in the study of a random phenomenon is the construction of a probability model: that is, its sample space, the set of events, and the probability function. In several applications we are not only interested in the probabilities of events, but also in specific numerical values associated with the outcomes.


Sample Space Computational Problem Light Bulb Discrete Random Variable Continuous Random Variable 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • V.G. Kulkarni
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  1. 1.Department of Operations ResearchUniversity of North CarolinaChapel HillUSA

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