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Name:  Continuous Random Variables: The Uniform Distribution 
ID:  m16819 
Language:  English (en) 
Summary:  
Subject:  Mathematics and Statistics 
Keywords:  continuous, distribution, elementary, function, probability, random, statistics, uniform, variable 
License:  Creative Commons Attribution License CCBY 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:  1.17 (history) 
First publication date:  Jun 5, 2008 9:38 am +0000 
Last revision to module:  May 25, 2012 10:23 am +0000 
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Version:  1.17 May 25, 2012 10:23 am +0000 by Susan Dean 
Changes:  Continuous Random Variables: The Uniform Distribution: Updated notation. Changed Example 4. 


Version:  1.16 Aug 15, 2011 8:15 pm +0000 by Susan Dean 
Changes:  Continuous Random Variables: The Uniform Distribution: Updated the glossary item "Uniform Distribution." 


Version:  1.15 Jun 22, 2011 11:42 am +0000 by Susan Dean 
Changes:  Continuous Random Variables: The Uniform Distribution: Added Example 5. 


Version:  1.14 Feb 20, 2009 7:18 pm +0000 by Susan Dean 
Changes:  Continuous Random Variables: The Uniform Distribution: Added the uniform density function f(X) = 1/(ba), a <= X <= b. Replaced k = 16.1 with Solve for k: k = ln(1.80)/.01 = 16.1 years. 


Version:  1.13 Feb 20, 2009 10:12 am +0000 by Susan Dean 
Changes:  Continuous Random Variables: The Uniform Distribution: Corrected exclusive inequalities of the form a < X < b to be of the inclusive form a <= X <= b. Updated glossary item. 


Version:  1.12 Jan 22, 2009 10:25 pm +0000 by Susan Dean 
Changes:  Continuous Random Variables: The Uniform Distribution: In the Student learning Objectives (first bullet), changed "distribution" to "density." In the example about an 8 monthold baby's smiling times, described the histogram that could be constructed from the sample as an empirical distribution that closely matches the theoretical uniform distribution. Rearranged Example 4 to make it clearer. Added the sentence "The distribution in the previous problem is an example of the uniform probability distribution" to the beginning of the module. 


Version:  1.11 Oct 27, 2008 12:46 pm +0000 by James Cooper 
Changes:  roles updated 


Version:  1.10 Aug 20, 2008 11:09 am +0000 by Jonathan Emmons 
Changes:  Corrected errors (see m17360 for details) 


Version:  1.9 Jul 31, 2008 11:24 am +0000 by Connexions 
Changes:  removed draft notice 


Version:  1.8 Jul 14, 2008 1:04 pm +0000 by Raymond Wagner 
Changes:  fixed math typo, replaced old example reference with a <cnxn> 


Version:  1.7 Jul 14, 2008 12:38 pm +0000 by Connexions 
Changes:  image review 


Version:  1.6 Jul 9, 2008 3:05 pm +0000 by Connexions 
Changes:  table correction 


Version:  1.5 Jul 9, 2008 12:40 pm +0000 by Raymond Wagner 
Changes:  minor punctuation edits 


Version:  1.4 Jul 9, 2008 5:10 am +0000 by Connexions 
Changes:  Post review edits 


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


Version:  1.2 Jun 27, 2008 1:47 pm +0000 by Connexions 
Changes:  Roles changed 


Version:  1.1 Jun 22, 2008 6:46 pm +0000 by Jonathan Emmons 
Changes:  Initial publication 
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