Are the Samples Doped — If so, How Much?
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The concentration of a chemical in a compound varies across samples, due to uncontrolled factors. A substitute for the compound likewise contains a variable concentration of this chemical. The concentration is measured in samples of the compound and the substitute, and in a manufactured version of the compound. Probability theory is applied to investigate whether the manufacturer is doping the compound with its substitute, and if so by how much.
KeywordsProduct Rule Posterior Density Amino Acid Concentration Goat Milk Prior Density
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