A Stochastic Variable

  • A. M. Mathai
  • P. N. Rathie


The reader may be familiar with mathematical variables. Here we will define another type of variable called a stochastic variable. It is also called a chance variable, a probability variable, a random variable and a variate. These names suggest that the variable has something to do with probabilities.


Probability Function Stochastic Variable Expected Profit Moment Generate Function Factorial Moment 
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© A. M. Mathai and P. N. Rathie 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. M. Mathai
    • 1
  • P. N. Rathie
    • 2
  1. 1.McGill UniversityMontrealCanada
  2. 2.Instituto de Matematicá e EstatísticaUniversidade Estadual de CampinasBrazil

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