Annals of the Institute of Statistical Mathematics

, Volume 39, Issue 1, pp 407–415

Modes and moments of unimodal distributions

  • Ken-iti Sato


For a unimodal distribution relations of its modea with its absolute momentβp and central absolute momentγp of orderp are considered. The best constantAp andBp are given for the inequalities |a|≦Apβp1/p (p>0) and |a−m|≦Bpγp1/p (p≧1) wherem is the mean. the results follow from discussion of more general moments.

Key words and phrases

Unimodal distribution mode moment 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ken-iti Sato
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  1. 1.Nagoya UniversityNagoyaJapan

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