Statistical Distributions / Edition 3

Statistical Distributions / Edition 3

by Merran Evans, Nicholas Hastings, Brian Peacock
     
 

ISBN-10: 0471371246

ISBN-13: 9780471371243

Pub. Date: 07/01/2000

Publisher: Wiley

From how long a new car will last to the chances of an earthquake in California, random variables play an important role in all kinds of statistical and probabilistic calculations. Now, in this expanded and revised Second Edition, students and professional practitioners in the natural, life, social, and management sciences have a concise yet comprehensive source of…  See more details below

Overview

From how long a new car will last to the chances of an earthquake in California, random variables play an important role in all kinds of statistical and probabilistic calculations. Now, in this expanded and revised Second Edition, students and professional practitioners in the natural, life, social, and management sciences have a concise yet comprehensive source of information on 39 leading distributions used to describe these random variables. Offering rapid access to information otherwise scattered among numerous and costly books and journals, this practical and well-organized work presents the key formulas, tables, diagrams, and general properties of the 39 distributions which have come to prominence because of their mathematical or empirical utility. Moreover, introductory chapters cover the fundamental concepts of the field with exemplary clarity, describing the rules governing the relationships between variates, and developing the consistent and unambiguous nomenclature that underlies the entire book. All those who have felt the need for a quick "look-up" summary, clarification, or basic introduction to distributions will find this unique, up-to-date Second Edition invaluable in many research, teaching, study, and professional situations.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471371243
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/01/2000
Series:
Wiley Series in Probability and Statistics Series, #359
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.53(d)

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Table of Contents

Figures
Tables
Preface
1Introduction1
2Terms and Symbols3
3General Variate Relationships16
4Bernoulli Distribution28
5Beta Distribution31
6Binomial Distribution38
7Cauchy Distribution42
8Chi-squared Distribution45
9Chi-squared (Noncentral) Distribution50
10Dirichlet Distribution53
11Erlang Distribution55
12Error Distribution57
13Exponential Distribution59
14Exponential Family63
15Extreme Value (Gumbel) Distribution65
16F (Variance Ratio) or Fisher-Snedecor Distribution69
17F (Noncentral) Distribution73
18Gamma Distribution75
19Geometric Distribution82
20Hypergeometric Distribution85
21Inverse Gaussian (Wald) Distribution89
22Laplace Distribution92
23Logarithmic Series Distribution95
24Logistic Distribution98
25Lognormal Distribution102
26Multinomial Distribution106
27Multivariate Normal (Multinormal) Distribution108
28Negative Binomial Distribution110
29Normal (Gaussian) Distribution114
30Pareto Distribution119
31Poisson Distribution123
32Power Function Distribution128
33Power Series (Discrete) Distribution132
34Rayleigh Distribution134
35Rectangular (Uniform) Continuous Distribution137
36Rectangular (Uniform) Discrete Distribution141
37Student's t Distribution143
38Student's t (Noncentral) Distribution147
39Triangular Distribution149
40von Mises Distribution151
41Weibull Distribution154
42Wishart (Central) Distribution158
43Computing References160
44Statistical Tables164
Bibliography170

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