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Name: Discrete Random Variables: Summary of the Discrete Probability Functions
ID: m16833
Language: English (en)
Summary: This module provides a review of the binomial, geometric, hypergeometric, and Poisson probability distribution functions and their properties.
Subject: Mathematics and Statistics
Keywords: binomial, discrete, elementary, formula, function, geometric, hypergeometrical, Poisson, probability, 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: 1.10 (history)
First publication date: May 29, 2008 1:37 pm -0500
Last revision to module: May 22, 2012 3:41 pm -0500

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Version History

Version: 1.11 Aug 8, 2013 12:05 pm -0500 by Susan Dean
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Module: Discrete Random Variables: Summary of the Discrete Probability Functions: Minor edit

Version: 1.10 May 22, 2012 3:41 pm -0500 by Susan Dean Currently viewing this version.
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Discrete Random Variables: Summary of the Discrete Probability Functions: Added formula for variance to the Poisson

Version: 1.9 Apr 28, 2012 11:07 am -0500 by Susan Dean
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Discrete Random Variables: Summary of the Discrete Probability Functions: Corrected the formula for the Poisson standard deviation.

Version: 1.8 Feb 7, 2009 4:02 pm -0600 by Susan Dean
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Discrete Random Variables: Summary of the Discrete Probability Functions:  Changed the variance formulas to standard deviation formulas.  Added language to the Poisson about "large" n and "small" p.

Version: 1.7 Jan 21, 2009 5:03 pm -0600 by Susan Dean
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Discrete Random Variables: Summary of the Discrete Probability Functions:  Added language for clarity. 

Version: 1.6 Oct 27, 2008 2:38 pm -0500 by James Cooper
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roles updated

Version: 1.5 Jul 31, 2008 10:13 am -0500 by Connexions
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removed draft note

Version: 1.4 Jul 7, 2008 12:28 pm -0500 by Connexions
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post review updates

Version: 1.3 Jun 30, 2008 11:29 pm -0500 by Connexions
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Updated for consistency within collection

Version: 1.2 Jun 27, 2008 10:50 am -0500 by Connexions
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Roles changed

Version: 1.1 Jun 23, 2008 1:18 am -0500 by Jonathan Emmons
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Initial publication

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