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Name: Probability Distributions
ID: m10984
Language: English (en)
Summary: This module introduces the concept in probability distributions, such as probability mass function(pmf), cumulative distribution function(cdf) and probability density function(pdf).
Subject: Mathematics and Statistics
Keywords: cdf, cumulative distribution function, pdf, pmf, probability density function, probability distributions, probability mass function
Document Type: -//CNX//DTD CNXML 0.5 plus MathML//EN
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 1.0

Authors: Nick Kingsbury (
Copyright Holders: Nick Kingsbury (
Maintainers: Liqun Wang (, Nick Kingsbury (

Latest version: 2.8 (history)
First publication date: Dec 20, 2002 12:00 am -0600
Last revision to module: Jun 7, 2005 4:03 pm -0500


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Version History

Version: 2.8 Jun 7, 2005 4:03 pm -0500 by Elizabeth Gregory
Updated from CNXML 0.4 to CNXML 0.5

Version: 2.7 May 16, 2003 12:00 am -0500 by Liqun Wang
change the size of figure smaller.

Version: 2.6 Mar 17, 2003 12:00 am -0600 by Charlet Reedstrom
changed keywords in metadata, fixed typos, rm extra apply leq - it is n-ary

Version: 2.5 Mar 11, 2003 12:00 am -0600 by Liqun Wang
update the metadata.

Version: 2.4 Mar 10, 2003 12:00 am -0600 by Liqun Wang
change the content of cnxn.

Version: 2.3 Mar 10, 2003 12:00 am -0600 by Liqun Wang
change the content of cnxn.

Version: 2.2 Jan 8, 2003 12:00 am -0600 by (Unknown)
change the metadata author part.

Version: 2.1 Dec 20, 2002 12:00 am -0600 by (Unknown)
change module id from new1 to m10984 and change the author name. Still need make a change in metadata part after the author get an account.

Version: 2.0 Dec 20, 2002 12:00 am -0600 by (Unknown)
First submission.

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