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Name: Continuous Random Variables: The Exponential Distribution
ID: m16816
Language: English (en)
Summary: This module introduces the properties of the exponential distribution, the behavior of probabilities that reflect a large number of small values and a small number of high values.
Subject: Mathematics and Statistics
Keywords: continuous, distribution, elementary, exponential, function, random, statistics, variable
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: 1.15 (history)
First publication date: Jun 6, 2008 9:52 am +0000
Last revision to module: May 27, 2012 1:19 pm +0000

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Version History

Version: 1.15 May 27, 2012 1:19 pm +0000 by Susan Dean
Changes:
Continuous Random Variables: The Exponential Distribution: Updated notation.

Version: 1.14 Aug 15, 2011 8:39 pm +0000 by Susan Dean
Changes:
Continuous Random Variables: The Exponential Distribution: Updated glossary item "Exponential Distribution."

Version: 1.13 Oct 12, 2009 6:26 pm +0000 by Susan Dean
Changes:
Continuous Random Variables: The Exponential Distribution: In Example 3 Problem 1, made the following correction:  P(X > 7) = e^(-1.7) = 0.4966.

Version: 1.12 Feb 20, 2009 7:43 pm +0000 by Susan Dean
Changes:
Continuous Random Variables: The Exponential Distribution:  Added the glossary item "Exponential Distribution."

Version: 1.11 Feb 20, 2009 7:29 pm +0000 by Susan Dean
Changes:
Continuous Random Variables: The Exponential Distribution:  Changed k = 16.1 years to Solve for k:  k = ln(1-.80)/(-.1) = 16.1 years.

Version: 1.10 Jan 22, 2009 10:35 pm +0000 by Susan Dean
Changes:
 Continuous Random Variables: The Exponential Distribution: For Example 2 problem solution, changed the probability question to "P(4<X<5)."

Version: 1.9 Oct 27, 2008 12:51 pm +0000 by James Cooper
Changes:
roles updated

Version: 1.8 Jul 31, 2008 11:25 am +0000 by Connexions
Changes:
removed draft note

Version: 1.7 Jul 14, 2008 12:23 pm +0000 by Connexions
Changes:
image review

Version: 1.6 Jul 14, 2008 9:53 am +0000 by Raymond Wagner
Changes:
fixed math typos

Version: 1.5 Jul 9, 2008 12:43 pm +0000 by Raymond Wagner
Changes:
minor punctuation edits

Version: 1.4 Jul 9, 2008 5:27 am +0000 by Connexions
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Post review edits

Version: 1.3 Jul 7, 2008 12:24 pm +0000 by Connexions
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post review updates

Version: 1.2 Jun 27, 2008 1:49 pm +0000 by Connexions
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Roles changed

Version: 1.1 Jun 22, 2008 6:43 pm +0000 by Jonathan Emmons
Changes:
Initial publication

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