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Probability, Statistics and Random Processes by Pappu Kousalya

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4

Standard Discrete Distributions

Prerequisites

Before you start reading this unit, you should:

  • Be thorough in finding probability mass functions and its properties
  • Be able to find certain probabilities

Learning Objectives

After going through this unit, you would be able to:

  • Understand the concepts of discrete distributions
  • Differentiate between the various distributions and use suitable distribution in numerical problems
  • Find moments of any discrete distributions
  • Find moment generating functions for the above discrete distributions
INTRODUCTION

In this unit, we deal with special and standard distributions which are discrete distributions. Some of the discrete probability distributions that are successfully applied in a variety of decision ...

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