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Name: Continuous Random Variables: The Uniform Distribution
ID: m16819
Language: English (en)
Summary: Continuous Random Variable: Uniform Distribution is part of the collection col10555 written by Barbara Illowsky and Susan Dean. It describes the properties of the Uniform Distribution with contributions from Roberta Bloom.
Subject: Mathematics and Statistics
Keywords: continuous, distribution, elementary, function, probability, random, statistics, uniform, 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: 1.17 (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 History

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/(b-a), 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 month-old 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
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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 1:47 pm +0000 by Connexions
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Roles changed

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