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Name: Continuous Random Variables: Continuous Probability Functions
ID: m16805
Language: English (en)
Summary: This module introduces the continuous probability function and explores the relationship between the probability of X and the area under the curve of f(X).
Subject: Mathematics and Statistics
Keywords: area, continuous, distribution, elementary, functions, probability, random, statistics
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0

Authors: Susan Dean (susanldean45@gmail.com), Barbara Illowsky, Ph.D. (illowskybarbara@deanza.edu)
Copyright Holders: Maxfield Foundation (cnx@cnx.org)
Maintainers: Susan Dean (susanldean45@gmail.com), Barbara Illowsky, Ph.D. (illowskybarbara@deanza.edu), Connexions (cnx@cnx.org)

Latest version: 1.9 (history)
First publication date: Jun 4, 2008 2:35 pm +0000
Last revision to module: May 25, 2012 6:20 am +0000

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Version History

Version: 1.9 May 25, 2012 6:20 am +0000 by Susan Dean
Changes:
Continuous Random Variables: Continuous Probability Functions: Updated notation.

Version: 1.8 Feb 20, 2009 10:32 am +0000 by Susan Dean
Changes:
 Continuous Random Variables: Continuous Probability Functions: Corrected 0 < X < 20 to read 0 <= X <= 20.

Version: 1.7 Jan 22, 2009 10:41 pm +0000 by Susan Dean
Changes:
Continuous Random Variables: Continuous Probability Functions:  Took out the last sentence 
"The previous problem is an example of the uniform." probability distribution.

Version: 1.6 Oct 27, 2008 12:17 pm +0000 by James Cooper
Changes:
roles updated

Version: 1.5 Jul 31, 2008 12:19 pm +0000 by Connexions
Changes:
removed draft note

Version: 1.4 Jul 14, 2008 12:08 pm +0000 by Connexions
Changes:
Removed image width parameters from media tags

Version: 1.3 Jul 7, 2008 12:17 pm +0000 by Connexions
Changes:
post review updates

Version: 1.2 Jun 27, 2008 1:28 pm +0000 by Connexions
Changes:
Roles changed

Version: 1.1 Jun 22, 2008 5:31 pm +0000 by Jonathan Emmons
Changes:
Initial publication

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