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Estimating integral $\int_0^{0.5} \ln(1+\frac{x^2}{4})$

Estimate the definite integral $\int_0^{0.5} \ln(1+\frac{x^2}{4})$ with an error of at most $10^{-4}$, using the Alternating Series Estimation Theorem. My approach is as follows: I found the ...
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How to prove Markov's inequality $P_X(X\geq t) \leq \frac{\mathbb{E}[X]}{t}$?

As the subject states, how can Markov's inequality $P_X(X\geq t) \leq \frac{\mathbb{E}[X]}{t}$ be proven? Is the proof distribution-dependent or there is a general way to prove it?
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Simulation Velocity of a harmonic oscillator system

I am write a simulation for get true Velocity of a harmonic oscillator system as Where P=[p1 p2;p2 p3] can find using Rung-Kutta Integration method with P(0)=[1 0; 0 1] This is code to find p Now, ...
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Estimations in a ordered field?

My Problem: I am stuck with a proof strategy on the following: So i have got an ordered field $ (K,+,*,<) $ given. I also have $x,y\in K$ and $0\le y < x$ I have to proof that, for every n ...
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What exactly is a true value of a parameter?

I am currently studying the properties of the Maximum Likelihood Estimator. One of these properties being the asymptotic normality, I found the following equation: $$\sqrt{n}(\hat{\theta} - ...
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Fitted function - Which is better to use?

So I have some data for program running time, that follows a power law relation aN^b. I log-log plotted the data and saw that it became a straight line, so I calculated the slope of this line to get ...
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How to calculate the maximal error of a solution of a physical problem found numerically?

Assume we throw a body from a height h with the velocity v0 in some arbitrary direction. Beside the weight ...
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Question on probability and approximation

Okay I think you are all familiar to YouTube videos and some facts are: to comment, like and dislike on a video you need a Google account. when someone views the video the view count of the video ...
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Maximum Likelihood Estimation with Laplace Distribution

I want to estimate the parameters $a$ and $b$ of the model $y_i = ax_i + b + \varepsilon_i, i=1,...,n $ via Maximum Likelihood. The $\varepsilon_i$ are assumed to be Laplace-distributed with density ...
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Least Square estimator: estimating a parameter from a simple signal model

Assume the following signal model: $b_{i,j} = c_i\;d_j \\ b_{j,i} = c_j\;d_i$ where $i,j = [1,2,...,M]$ with $i \neq j$. Both $c_i, d_i \; \forall \; i$ are mutually independent complex random ...
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Proof about Simple random walk in $\mathbb{R}^{d}$

I have read something about random walks in $\mathbb{R}^{d}$. The random walks is assumed to be started at origin. There is a theorem said that For $d =1$ or $2$, the random walk is recurrent. (i.e. ...
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Prevalence estimates based on randomized sample of clinical data

This is probably one of the more straight forward questions on here but here it is: I want to use a random number generator to sample X number of charts to look for the # occurrences of Y event. So ...
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Efficient estimator with exponential noise

Let us consider the model : $x(n) = \theta + b(n)$ with $\theta$ a constant to estimate and $b(n)$ a noise with an exponential density of probability : $p(b(n)) = \lambda e^{-\lambda b(n)}$ so ...
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Risk in density estimation: grasping the definition

When generalizing estimators to an entire function what is the space in which we perform the integral to obtain the expected value (with respect to this function)? For example, when estimating ...
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The Hessian Matrix I calculate is twice as much as it should be. Why?

I have a function "fkt." In this example, let it be as simple as $y=a \cdot x+b$. I have a real dataset with values obeying to the model. After regression of the points to the model, I find the ...
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Estimation of $\int_x^\infty \frac{e^{-t}}{t}$

How can you show $$\int_x^\infty \frac{e^{-t}}{t} dt\geq \log(1/x)-1 \text{ for }x>0$$? It's quite straigtforward to prove the estimation in the other direction for log(1/x)+1, but I fail ...
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Accelerometer data integration (MMSE)

Based on the raw accelerometer measurements use simple integration on the raw $X$ and $Y$ axis data to determine the velocity and position. If we assume a linear model $Y = aX + b$ for determine the ...
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asymptotic unbiasedness of weibull mle

It's known that the MLEs of the two-parameter Weibull distribution scale and shape parameters are not available in a closed form. It is, however, known that they do exist, are unique, and moreover, ...
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Uniform Distribution Min & Max unbiased estimators?

I have $n$ samples ($iid$) from a uniform distribution over $[a,b]$ with unknown $a$ & $b$, let call them $x_i$. Let $Min\{x_i\}=\hat{a}$ and $Max\{x_i\}=\hat{b}$. What are unbiased estimators ...
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Maximal value of $\vert r^2-n\vert$ with a special condition

let $M,n\in \mathbb{N}$ and $R=\lbrace r\in \mathbb{N} \mid \vert r- \sqrt{n}\vert <M<2\sqrt{n}\rbrace $. I have to show that the maximal value of $\vert r^2-n\vert $ for $r\in R$ is at most ...
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Calculating the Z-multiplier and Standard Error in Confidence Intervals

If someone can explain the process of working out the z-multiplier of the z-table. I mean, how do we actually calculate instead of looking up on the table? (my primary question) Also how do you ...
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asymptotic normality and unbiasedness of mle

Suppose $\hat{\theta}_n$ is the MLE for some parameter $\theta$. Suppose also that the MLE is such that the Cramer regularity conditions are fulfilled, and $\hat{\theta}_n$ is asymptotically normal ...
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Estimating the series: $\sum_{k=0}^{\infty} \frac{k^a b^k}{k!}$

Any idea on how to estimate the following series: $$\sum_{k=0}^{\infty} \frac{k^a b^k}{k!}$$ where $a$ and $b$ are constant values. Greatly appreciate any respond.
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Find the largest value for $x_1$ in (0,1) such that $f(0.5)-P_2(0.5) = -0.25$ (interpolation)

I'm not really sure where to go with this problem and I'm hoping you can help. The problem states: Let $f(x) = \sqrt{x - x^2}$ and $P_2(x)$ be the interpolation polynomial on $x_0 = 0, x_1$, and ...
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linear regression model beta estimate

Suppose we want to estimate $\beta$ by minimizing $L(\beta)=\sum_{i=1}^n(y_i-\beta x_i)^2+\lambda|\beta|$, where $\lambda$ is a fixed positive constant. Calculate the estimate. How would I ...
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How this integration is solved?

Can anyone explain how this integration has been performed? This is a Bayes estimator for uniform prior assuming quadratic loss function. Thanks in advance
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Lagrange interpolation: Getting a bound and finding the error

I am struggling to understand this: The problem asks me to find the lagrange error of the polynomial approximation given the nodes $x_0 = 1, x_1 = 1.25, x_2 = 1.6$ with $x = 1.4$ The function I am ...
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$\sum _1 ^n |z_j| \ge 1 \Rightarrow | \sum _1 ^k z_{j_m}| \ge C$

Prove that there exists $C > 0$ such that the following implication holds: If $\{z_1, ..., z_n \} \subset \mathbb{C}$ are such that $\sum _{j=1} ^n |z_j| \ge 1$, then there exists $ \{z_{j_1}, ...
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Recursive Bayesian Estimation, $p(C_k|x)$ as likelihood

I''ve been struggeling with this problem for the last couple of days. The main goal is to use the probabilistic classification output $p(C_k|x)$, from for example a logistic regression, to enhance ...
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how to apply non-linear least square

I'm trying to implement the example of estimating an angle between a target $\textbf{x}$ and a sensor $x_{p}$. I'm using the example in this book. There are three available measurements of the angle ...
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Subset of samples has any effect on sufficiency of the statistic?

If we have the following iid samples $$ X_1, ..., X_n \sim N(\mu, \sigma^2) $$ where only $\mu$ is unknown. We know one sufficient statistic is the following: $$ T = \frac{1}{n} \sum_{i=1}^n X_i $$ ...
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Sample size required to estimate population proportion with given precision

It plans to conduct a study on the percentage of homeowners who have at least two TVs. What should be the sample size if we want to ensure that $95\%$ of estimation error is less than $0.01$? ...
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Normalisation of Monte Carlo overlap

Background: In quantum mechanics you are sometimes required to compute the overlap (inner product) of two wave functions (square integrable complex functions) $\Psi(x)$ and $\Phi_i(x)$ as $$ ...
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Continuous RV - minimizing absolute deviation

We try to find c value minimizing E[|x-c|], "expected value of absolute deviations", for a continuous random variable X. E[|x-c|]=Integral(-inf,inf)[|x-c|]f(x)dx ...
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Estimate large covariance matrix using few samples.

Let $\mathbf{x}$ be a random vector in $\Bbb{R}^n$, such that $\mathbf{x}\sim N(\bar{\mathbf{x}}, \Sigma)$. $N$ observations of $\mathbf{x}$ are available, say $\{\mathbf{x}_i, i=1,\ldots,N\}$. The ...
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“Interpolating between estimates”?

the headline reproduces the whole problem. What is meant by saying "Interpolating between the estimates (A) and (B), we finally obtain..."? For beeing mor specific I'll give the concrete estimates ...
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Is $-\log(x^2) \geq 2(1-x)$ for $x \in (0,1]$?

I want to show that $-\log(x^2) \geq 2(1-x)$ for $x \in (0,1]$, where $\log$ is the logarithm to base 2. How can I do that? I tried to make an estimate by first bringing the minus to the other side ...
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what is the probability that the contractor's estimate will be within 5 weeks of the true mean

A contractor uses sample mean lifetime $x'$ of $250$ compressors as her estimate for population mean lifetime m of all new compressors. If this brand of compressors has a standard deviation of $35$ ...
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Show that the found value is the MLE

Let $ X_1, ... X_n$ i.i.d with pdf $$f(x;\theta)=\frac{x+1}{\theta(\theta+1)}\exp(-x/\theta), x>0, \theta >0$$ It is asked to find the MLE estimator for $\theta.$ The likelihood function is ...
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Unbiased estimator for maximum

Assume $n$ independent random variables with unknown distributions $\{X_1,X_2,...,X_n\}$. Multiple "samples" or observations for each of these variables are given (not necessarily with the same ...
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Distribution of the sample variance of n iid exponential variables

I have to check some properties of an estimator, but I can't find its distribution. Let $X_1,...,X_n $ be independent identically distributed exponential variables with parameter $ \theta $, i.e. ...
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How many terms are required to get $D$ digits of Riemann zeta prime function?

How many terms are required to get $D$ digits of Riemann zeta prime function $\zeta_p(s) = \sum_p \frac{1}{p^s}$? Sebah & Gourdon mentions that finding $\zeta_p(2)$ to 20 digits by using $\sum_p ...
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How to use Richardson extrapolation

In comment section in the question "Convergence of $\sum\limits_{k=1}^{\infty} \frac{1}{p_{k^2}}$, where $p_k$ is the $k$th prime" it is suggested that one first calculate $$ f(n) = \sum_{k=1}^{n} ...
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Prove recursive form of linear least squares estimate.

I have a zero-mean stochastic vector $\mathbf{x}$ which I estimate using observations of a random process $y_i$ where $i=0,1,...$ I denote the linear least squares estimate of $\mathbf{x}$ using all ...
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Estimating the remainder for Mac Laurin's series

I'm practicing Taylor's series and i found some old task. Calculate value of function $f(x) = e^x + e^{-x}$ at point $x = \frac{1}{\sqrt 2}$ with error not greater than $d=\frac{1}{20}$ So here's ...
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Estimate on the difference of quotients

The following is supposedly true (found it in a paper), however I fail to see why. Let $L(x)$ be a function that goes to $0$ as $x\rightarrow\infty$, $g(n)$ a sequence which goes to $\infty$ as ...
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How to estimate the standard deviation in this normal distribution?

There is this simple looking basic statistics question that asks to estimate its mean and standard deviation. I have some doubts and just want to make sure whether my working is correct. For part ...
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Numerical integration tolerance pitfalls

Consider that we want to estimate $$\int_{\pi/2}^{\pi/2+8\pi}sin(x)dx$$ (the value of this integrate is obviously zero) with the Midpoint rule. We start with the endpoints $a=\pi/2$ and $b=\pi/2+8\pi$ ...
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Approximating $100!$

I participated in an Estimathon (a speed contest of Fermi problems) not long ago. It works as follows. Contestants are given questions and they must give a closed range $[a,b]$ which should contain ...
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Using EM versus estimating all parameters directly

My question is really a request for a clarification, and pertains to whether or not there are questions for which it is necessary to use EM or if it's more of a convenience. Let's presume we have n ...