By Larry Wasserman

WINNER OF THE 2005 DEGROOT PRIZE!

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22 2. Random Variables and lim F(x) = l. x-+oo (iii) F is right-continuous: F(x) = F(x+) for all x, where F(x+) = lim F(y). Suppose that F is a CDF. Let us show that (iii) holds. Let x be a real number and let YI, Y2,'" be a sequence of real numbers such that YI > Y2 > ... and limiYi = x. Let Ai = (-OO,Yi] and let A = (-oo,x]. Note that A = n : l Ai and also note that Al =:> A2 =:> .. '. Because the events are monotone, limi IP'(Ad = lP'(ni Ai). Thus, PROOF. Showing (i) and (ii) is similar. Proving the other direction - namely, that if F satisfies (i), (ii), and (iii) then it is a CDF for some random variable - uses some deep tools in analysis.

Tradition dictates that a standard Normal random variable is denoted by Z. The PDF and CDF of a standard Normal are denoted by ¢(z) and <1>(z). 4. There is no closed-form expression for <1>. Here are some useful facts: (i) If X (ii) If Z rv rv (iii) If Xi N(fL, (T2), then Z = (X - fL)/(T N(O, 1), then X = fL rv + (T Z rv rv N(O, 1). N(fL, (T2). N(ILi, (T;), i = 1, ... , n are independent, then It follows from (i) that if X IF' (a rv < X < b) N(fL, (T2), then IF'(a:IL

Now find two events A and B that are not independent. Compute P(A),P(B) and P(AB). Compare the calculated values to their theoretical values. Report your results and interpret. 1 Introduction Statistics and data mining are concerned with data. How do we link sample spaces and events to data? The link is provided by the concept of a random variable. 1 Definition. A random variable is a mapping! that assigns a real number X(w) to each outcome w. At a certain point in most probability courses, the sample space is rarely mentioned anymore and we work directly with random variables.