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Name: Discrete Random Variables: Introduction
ID: m16825
Language: English (en)
Summary: This module serves as the introduction to Discrete Random Variables in the Elementary Statistics textbook/collection.
Subject: Mathematics and Statistics
Keywords: discrete, distribution, elementary, experiment, introduction, 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: 1.14 (history)
First publication date: May 16, 2008 2:00 pm -0500
Last revision to module: May 27, 2012 10:10 am -0500

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Version History

Version: 1.14 May 27, 2012 10:10 am -0500 by Susan Dean
Changes:
Discrete Random Variables: Introduction: Updated notation.

Version: 1.13 May 22, 2012 8:23 am -0500 by Susan Dean
Changes:
Discrete Random Variables: Probability Distribution Function (PDF) for a Discrete Random Variable: Changed "would" to "could."

Version: 1.12 May 22, 2012 8:06 am -0500 by Susan Dean
Changes:
Discrete Random Variables: Introduction: Changed "Objectives" to "Outcomes." Updated definition of Random Variable.  Updated table.

Version: 1.11 Aug 12, 2011 10:34 am -0500 by Susan Dean
Changes:
Discrete Random Variables: Introduction: Updated CNXML.

Version: 1.10 Jan 25, 2009 5:47 pm -0600 by Susan Dean
Changes:
Discrete Random Variables: Introduction:  Minor edits: Changed "value" to "values": changed "data is" to "data are"; Added "and the outcomes are random" to "Because you can count the possible values X can take on." 

Version: 1.9 Jan 21, 2009 8:46 am -0600 by Susan Dean
Changes:
Discrete Random Variables: Introduction: Made one more minor edit to the glossary.  Added "Random Variable" to the last bullet item.

Version: 1.8 Jan 20, 2009 5:49 pm -0600 by Susan Dean
Changes:
Discrete Random Variables: Introduction:  Simplified the glossary item Random Variable. 

Version: 1.7 Oct 27, 2008 2:00 pm -0500 by James Cooper
Changes:
roles updated

Version: 1.6 Oct 1, 2008 3:46 am -0500 by Connexions
Changes:
Added link to video lecture

Version: 1.5 Oct 1, 2008 2:43 am -0500 by Connexions
Changes:
See Change History (m17360) for a list of specific changes for this revision.

Version: 1.4 Jul 31, 2008 10:45 am -0500 by Connexions
Changes:
removed draft note

Version: 1.3 Jul 7, 2008 12:29 pm -0500 by Connexions
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post review updates

Version: 1.2 Jun 27, 2008 11:31 am -0500 by Connexions
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Roles changed

Version: 1.1 Jun 23, 2008 12:33 am -0500 by Jonathan Emmons
Changes:
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