Questions on the Gaussian, or normal probability distribution, which may include multi-dimensional normal distribution.

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What is the distribution of 'max of some normaldistributions'?

Suppose I have two random variables $a$ and $b$. $a$ follows a normal distribution of parameters $u_1, s_1$. $b$ follows a normal distribution of parameters $u_2, s_2$. $u_1$ and $u_2$ are the ...
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How to approximate a normal distribution?

Suppose I have two random variables $a$ and $b$. $a$ follows a normal distribution of parameters $u_1, s_1$. $b$ follows a normal distribution of parameters $u_2, s_2$. $u_1$ and $u_2$ are the ...
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Is there any closed form for the integration of multiplication of two multivariate normal probability distributions?

I already computed the following integration but it's a messy thing. Is there any easy way to compute it, or does it have any closed form? $V$ and $p$ are known where $V$ and $p<1$ are positive. ...
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Variance with minimal MSE in normal distribution

Given $X_1,...,X_n$ ~ i.i.d. $N(\mu, \sigma^2)$ where the mean is unknown, let the estimator for $\sigma^2$ be $\hat{e} = p\sum_{i=1}^n(X_i-\overline{X})^2$ How do I choose $p$ so that this estimator ...
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First order moment of multivariate Gaussian random vector

Let $X = (X_1,\dotsc, X_n)$ be a random vector distributed as a multivariate Gaussian with mean $0$ and covariance $\Sigma$. What is $\mathbb{E}[X_1\dots X_n]$?
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Covariance between $X$ and $Y$ of a bivariate normal distribution?

$X$ and $Y$ have a bivariate normal distribution with $\sigma_X$= 5 mL, $\sigma_Y$= 2 mL, $\mu_X$= 120 mL, $\mu_Y$= 100 mL, and $\rho$ = 0.6. How do I find the covariance of $X$ and $Y$? I know the ...
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Property of covariance of Normal random variable with an arbitrary function of that random variable

In the paper Sharpee, T., Rust, N.C., Bialek, W.: Analyzing neural responses to natural signals: maximally informative dimensions. Neural Comput. 16, 223–250 (2004). I found the following claim ...
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If B is a N(0,1) R.V., show $E[B^4] = 3$

I've read in Elementary Stochastic Processes by Mikosch (p. 98), that it is a well known fact that: If B is a N(0,1) R.V., $E[B^4] = 3$ I also see something equivalent (but uncited) on the ...
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Expected Value of the absolute value of the sum of random variables

Hi everyone and thanks in advance. Let's say we have a random variable Y which can be expressed as the sum of two other complex random variables X and W, i.e. $ Y = X + W $. $X$ and $W$ are ...
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Scaled distribution of Brownian motion

If I have $X = 5(B_t - B_s)$ Does this have a distribution of $\sim \text{N}(0,25(t-s))$ ? Since $B_t - B_s$ has distribution $\sim \text{N}(0,t-s)$ Then $X = \mu \cdot 0 + \sigma_1 Z$ where $Z ...
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Frequency Distribution and Throughput

I am conducting an experiment on a couple of computer systems but the results I have don't make sense to me. I made each system perform 1000 operations: System A performs operations at a rate of ...
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How to extract a covariance matrix with this information

Referring to the above image, I wanted to know how to get the covariance matrix $\sum$. My understanding is, $A$, is our transformation matrice, such that $\begin{bmatrix} X_1 \\ X_2 \\ ...
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Product of two densities, when one of them is “incomplete”

One can frequently read that the product of two multivariate Gaussian pdfs, $f_1(x)$*$f_2(x)$, is itself a Gaussian function, with parameters as defined for example in: ...
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Linear transforms of Normal dist [closed]

If $X_t = \sqrt{t} Z$ where $Z \sim \text{N}(0,1)$ Then show the distribution of $X_t - X_s$ for $s<t$ Just wanted to check, would this be $\sim \text{N}(0,t-s)$ or $\sim \text{N}(0,(t-s)^2)$ ?
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Distribution of $\int^T_t \sigma (T-u)dW_u$ where $W_t$ is a Brownian motion

I am trying to find the distribution of $\int^T_t \sigma (T-u)dW_u$ where $W_t$ is a Brownian motion. One (very hand-wavey) way is to assume a priori that it is Normally distributed. Then one can ...
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Decision-making with random term

Consider the following situation. There are multiple options to choose from based on an attribute related to those options. For example: ...
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Normal Distribution: Statistics

I'm having a lot of trouble trying to remember the formulas on how to calculate these questions. Any help would be great. An automobile insurer has found that repair claims are Normally distributed ...
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distribution of distance between two points whose coordinates are normal random variables

let there be two random variables $(X_1,Y_1)$ and $(X_2,Y_2)$, where $X_1\sim N(m_1,s)$, $X_2\sim N(m2,s)$, $Y_1\sim N(n,t)$, $Y_2\sim N(n,t)$. What is the distribution of $\|(X_1,Y_1)-(X_2,Y_2)\|$?
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computing p-value with small n

As part of the quality-control program for a catalyst manufacturing line, the raw materials (alumina and a binder) are tested for purity. The process requires that the purity of the alumina be greater ...
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Confusion with Z-Score

Having some issue with the concept of Z score. When exactly do I use $Z = \frac{\bar X - u}{\sigma}$, and when do I use Z = $Z = \frac{\bar X - u}{\frac{\sigma}{\sqrt{n}}}$. I get very confused ...
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Finding the probability using a normal distrubtion.

I have a stats question that says, "An airline flies airplanes that hold 100 passengers. Typically, some 10% of the passengers with reservations do not show up for the flight. The ...
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inequality with gaussian cdf and density involved

in my calculations I've arrived at the following inequality $$ |\frac{4\phi(x)(1-2\Phi(x))}{(1+(1-2\Phi(x))^2)^2}| \leq 0.5 $$ where $\phi$ is Gaussian density, and $\Phi$ Gaussian cdf, which can ...
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Calculate P-Value

In a certain area, regulations require that the chlorine level in wastewater discharges be less than 100 $\mu$/L. In a sample of 85 wastewater specimens, the mean chlorine concentration was 98 ...
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Finding distribution of distance from origin

A shot is fired at a circular target. The vertical and horizontal coordinates of the point of impact (taking the centre of the target as origin) are independent random variables, each distributed ...
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Expectation of a linear combinations of iid standard normal, restricted to a halfspace

Let $u = (u_1, \ldots, u_n)\in\mathbb{R}^n$ be a unit vector in $\mathbb{R}^n$, $Y_i$ be i.i.d standard normal Is there any easy way to calculate $$\mathbb{E} \left[ 1_{\displaystyle \left\{ ...
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How to fit normal cumulative distribution functions

For a normal distribution $N(\mu,\sigma^2)$, we know its cumulative distribution function is $F(x)=\Phi(\frac{x-\mu}{\sigma})$ where $\Phi(x)$ is $cdf$ for standard normal distribution which means $$ ...
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Calculating probabilities for complex random variables

I am having some trouble understanding/formulating how one computes probabilites given a (somehow complex) continuous random variable. For example, if I define a random variable $Z$ as: ...
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The X & Y coordinates for points on a bell curve / normal distribution?

In Short: I want to give a formula the X coordinate and get the Y coordinate from matching a bell curve. Is this possible? In Detail: I'm trying to program a market simulation and to get a product's ...
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How to prove $E[e^{e^y}]=\infty$? y is a normal random variable

The question is, given $Y\sim N(\mu,\sigma^2)$, how to prove$E[e^{e^Y}]=\infty$? I tried to look Y as some kind of Ito's process and apply Ito's formula to it but it doesn't make sense. Next I tried ...
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Almost sure convergence of a sequence of Gaussians with vanishing variance

Let $(X_n)_{n\geq 1} $ a sequence of independent random variables. We assume that $X_n \sim \mathcal{N}(0,\sigma_n^2)$ and that $(\sigma_n)_{n\geq 1}$ is a vanishing sequence of positive numbers. Let ...
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Normal distribution with dice

I'm wondering how to control the normal distribution that comes from summing dice rolls only using different numbers of dice, different combination of types of dice (d4, d6, d8, d10, d12, d20) and ...
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Expectation of product of two correlated gaussian variables

$\newcommand{\var}{\operatorname{var}}$It seems I can not find the answer anywhere, please point it out how to calculate. Here, I have $X$, $Y$,$G$,$X_D$ and $Y_D$,both are Gaussian variables, and ...
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Variance of a Gaussian Random Variable

Show Variance of a Gaussian random variable $N(\mu,\sigma^2)$ and I know $\mathbb{E}(X)^2 = \mu^2$. So I need $\mathbb{E}(X^2)$ = $\int_{\mathbb{R}} x^2 \frac{1}{\sqrt{2\pi\sigma^2}} ...
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Sigmoid function that approaches infinity as x approaches infinity.

The function I'm looking for looks like an error function, but instead of having asymptotes $1$ and $-1$, the function I'm looking for does not have asymptote. It increases to infinity. The ...
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Regarding the distribution of pivotal functions not depending on their parameter(s)

I have difficulties understanding the part of pivotal functions not depending on their underlying parameters. Let's take a simple example, if Y is a random sample from an $N(\mu,1)$ distribution and ...
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Could we define two random variables such that the product of them is Normal distribution(Gaussian)?

Could we find two random variables $X$ and $Y$ which $XY \sim N(\mu, \sigma^2)$? I found the ratio of two normal distributed random variables is distributed Cauchy distribution. However, on the ...
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finding variance of gaussian distribution from mean

The Gaussian random variable $X$ can be used to model the number of customers that enter a market in 1 minute at a given time of the day. The mean number of customers that enter the market in 1 minute ...
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Finding the probability of loss from standard deviation in normal distribution

I am unsure how to approach the following question. The returns from a project are normally distributed with a mean of \$220,000 and a standard deviation of \$160,000. If the project loses more than ...
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Representation of a non-standard normal variable squared

I have come across a representation of a non-standard normal distributed variable square. It is clear for me that assuming $Z_j \approx N\left ( \theta_j, \frac{\sigma^2}{n} \right )$ we can write ...
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normal approximation of binomial distribution

a school buys 60% of its light bulbs from supplier A and 40% from supplier B. the light bulbs from both suppliers look identical but light bulbs from supplier A have exponentially distributed ...
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Gaussian distribution raised to a power

Given that $X$ follows a Gaussian distribution $e^{-x^2/2\sigma^2}$, what distribution is followed by $X^{1/3}$? How does one start to solve this problem? I guess it isn't ...
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Inequalities in binomial and normal distrubutions

Example Q Foo is normall distrubuted like $$X\sim N(100,15^2)$$ foo of 110 is required. Does that mean that I should find: $$P(X\gt 109) $$ or $$P(X\gt 110) $$ or $$P(X\ge 110) $$ I feel ...
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How to Normalize the Sum of Two Gaussians

I have the following function: $I(\theta_i) = I_0 + I_1\exp(\mu(\cos(\theta_i - \theta_s) - 1))$. Suppose I have two implementations of this function, whose parameters match with the exception of ...
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Characteristics function and moments of multivariates

I have been reading this paper recently-- http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.199.2157&rep=rep1&type=pdf This is a paper by Nengjiu Ju who uses talyor series to express ...
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Calculate the Probability of a Normally Distributed Random Sample

Please i would like to understand these problems about probability distributions, I can't find a right solution for this problem. I have a variable X which is the level of glucose in blood and is ...
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expected value minimum of bivariate normal distribution

Let $X,Y$ be jointly normal with density $f(x,y)=\dfrac{1}{2\pi\sqrt{1-\rho^2}}\exp(-\dfrac{1}{2(1-\rho^2)}(x^2-2\rho xy+y^2))$. Let $Z=\min(X,Y)$. Show that $E[Z]=\sqrt{\dfrac{1-\rho}{\pi}}$ and ...
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Understanding the normalization of a Gaussian

I have a Gaussian defined as follows: $W(\theta) = j * exp(-0.5 * \theta^2 / \sigma^2)$. I want to set $j$ such that $\frac{1}{360}\int_{-180}^{180} W(\theta)d\theta = 1$. I'm using two values for ...
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variance of multivariate normal

currently trying to compute the first two moments of the multivariate distribution. Got an extremely helpful answer to show that $\mathbb{E}[x]=\mathbb{m}$, with $x \sim ...
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Would the joint distribution of Normal Random Variable and the distribution of a X bar from the same sample be bivariate Normal?

I know this question is somewhat redundant... but here goes: My text asserts that the joint distribution of $$X_1=N(\theta, 1)\text{ and } \bar X = N(\theta, \frac 1n)$$ is Bivariate normal with ...
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The probability that the ratio of two independent standard normal variables is less than $1$

Let the independent random variables $X,Y\sim N(0,1)$. Prove that $P(X/Y < 1) = 3/4. $ Could anyone help me prove this analytically? Thanks. Progress: My first thought was to integrate the joint ...