An introduction to probability theory and its applications, by William Feller

By William Feller

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Here, Y = 0 indicates that all six coins ended up as Tails and six indicates that all of them were Heads. We know that this is solvable using the binomial distribution with n = 6. 32) pj qn−j = pj qn−j . P(Y is even) = j j j∈S j even 1 4. Function of summation variable ∑ ∑ Consider the simple summation nj=1 j or nj=1 j2 . Here, our summand (the quantity summed) is either j itself or a function of it. A more complicated −???? j example is the tail areas of Poisson ) = e ???? ∕j! or ( ) probability defined as P(j (????) the binomial density bj (n, p) = nj pj (1 − p)n−j = (1 − p)n nj (p∕q)j , for j = 0, 1, · · · , n, and q = 1 − p.

In the literature, theseare known as Pochhammer’s notation for rising and falling factorials. This will be explored in subsequent chapters. 1. Rising Factorial Notation Factorial products come in two flavors. In the rising factorial, a variable is incremented successively in each iteration. This is denoted as x(j) = x ∗ (x + 1) ∗ · · · ∗ (x + j − 1) = j−1 ∏ k=0 (x + k) = Γ(x + j) . 42) 2. Falling Factorial Notation In the falling factorial, a variable is decremented successively at each iteration.

In other words, if there are k classes, we assume that at least one of the data items in each bin will belong to one of the classes. Sometimes, this assumption may not hold, as our classes become more and more pure. ∗ Ent(S1) + |S2| ∗ Ent(S2), where |S1| The entropy for this split is calculated as |S1| |S| |S| is the number of elements in bin b1 and |S| the total number of data items under current consideration. The entropy is calculated using all of the classes as Ent(Si ) = ∑ − kj=1 P(cj ) ∗ log2 P(cj ), where k is the number of classes and P(cj ) the fraction of items belonging to class Cj in the respective subset Si .

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