# First Course Mathematical Statistics by C. E. Weatherburn

By C. E. Weatherburn

This publication presents the mathematical foundations of data. Its target is to give an explanation for the rules, to turn out the formulae to provide validity to the equipment hired within the interpretation of statistical info. Many examples are incorporated yet, because the basic emphasis is at the underlying concept, it truly is of curiosity to scholars of a large choice of topics: biology, psychology, agriculture, economics, physics, chemistry, and (of path) arithmetic.

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The binomial distribution We have considered the binomial distribution in connection with the probabilities of the various numbers of successes in a series of n independent trials, in each of which the chance of success is equal to p. The mean and the variance of the distribution were determined by means of the property that the expected value of a sum of variates is equal to the sum of their expected values. These may also be found by direct calculation. Thus E(x) = . n + 1 vq n - lp + 2 . j qn~2p* + .

These may also be found by direct calculation. Thus E(x) = . n + 1 vq n - lp + 2 . j qn~2p* + . . + np n \^I = np n ~ l + (n~~ l)q n ~*p + \q = np(q+p) n -* = np. (1) Thus the mean of the distribution is np. In order to find the variance calculate first the second moment about x = 0. Thus /4 = O2 qn . + I2 . nq n n~l p + 22 \ . p ) g n ~V+ n H-np 71 "1 . j Now the expression in brackets is the first moment, about the value 1 x = for the binomial distribution in which n is replaced by , n I. This first moment, being the excess of the mean of the tribution above x --- 1, is equal to (nl)p+l, in virtue of dis(1).

Which these successes and failures may occur is tn\ I I , being the number of ways of selecting r out of the n positions for the successes. , is given by n ~*. n (12) successes, in a series of n an event of constant probability p arc the respective terms of the binomial expansion trials for } (q n +p) = q n 4- n nq ~*p 4- ... 4- nqp n ~l +p n . The probability distribution of the number of successes thus determined is called the binomial distribution. Thus the binomial distribution is that in which the variate assumes the values 0, 1,2, ...