Distribution and Density Functions

Part of the Springer Texts in Statistics book series (STS)


In Chapter 7, mapping properties of a random variable X are used to effect a transfer of probability mass from the basic space Ω to the real line 5ft. The resultant probability distribution induced by X assigns to each Borel set M a mass equal to the probability that X takes a value in that set. The distribution induced by a discrete random variable X is easy to visualize since it concentrates probability mass at each value in the range of X.


Density Function Probability Mass Random Quantity Density Curve Life Distribution 
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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mathematical SciencesRice UniversityHoustonUSA

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