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Name: Characteristic Functions
ID: m11071
Language: English (en)
Summary: This module introduces characteristic functions.
Subject: Mathematics and Statistics, Science and Technology
Keywords: Characteristic Functions, Fourier Transform
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: 2.3 (history)
First publication date: Mar 13, 2003 12:00 am -0600
Last revision to module: Jun 7, 2005 4:35 pm -0500


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Version History

Version: 2.3 Jun 7, 2005 4:35 pm -0500 by Elizabeth Gregory
Updated from CNXML 0.4 to CNXML 0.5

Version: 2.2 Apr 11, 2003 12:00 am -0500 by Charlet Reedstrom
changed E as a function to expected value csymbol, fixed typos, changed wording of some cnxns, changed term to emphasis

Version: 2.1 Mar 25, 2003 12:00 am -0600 by Liqun Wang
The first version of this module.

Version: 2.0 Mar 13, 2003 12:00 am -0600 by Liqun Wang
Try to get module id.

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