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

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Proving some properties about the expected first order statistic (maximum) with respect to sample size.

Question: Consider $n$ random variables $x_1, x_2,\cdots x_n\sim \mathcal{N}(0,1)$. The expected value of the $i$th order statistic (the maximum) can be written as ...
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What is the reason for the one-half in the normal pdf's gaussian (i.e. : why $\exp(-x^{2}/2)$ instead of $\exp(-x^{2})$ )

It doesn't seem to relate to normalization, as the normalizing constant adapts to every possible "upstairs formulation", and in the standard case is $\displaystyle\frac{1}{\sqrt{2\pi}}$. Does it ...
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Explain why $\big(\int_{-\infty}^{\infty}e^{-z^2/2}dz \big)^2 = \int_{-\infty}^{\infty}\int_{-\infty}^{\infty}e^{-(z^2 + u^2)/2}dzdu$

I came across the following when studying a proof related to the normal distribution: $$\left(\int_{-\infty}^{\infty}e^{-z^2/2}\ dz \right)^2 = \int_{-\infty}^{\infty}\int_{-\infty}^{\infty}e^{-(z^2 ...
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$\int_{0}^{\infty}xe^{-x^2/2}dx= 1$?

$X \sim N(0, 1)$ $$E(|X|) = \frac1{\sqrt{2\pi}}\int_{-\infty}^{\infty}|x|e^{-x^2/2}dx= \frac{2}{\sqrt{2\pi}}\int_{0}^{\infty}xe^{-x^2/2}dx=\sqrt{\frac{2}{\pi}}$$ I don't understand how the last ...
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Surjectiveness of standard-normal c.d.f. [closed]

Let $\phi:\mathbb R \to (0,1)$ be a function defined as $\phi(y)=\int_{-\infty}^y\dfrac{1}{\sqrt{2\pi}}e^{-\dfrac {x^2}{2}}dx , \forall y\in \mathbb R$ , then is it true that $\phi$ is surjective ? If ...
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Normal Distribution,standard deviation and probability question.

According a study, the duration of a match in World Cup is approximate normally distributed with the mean 111 minutes and standard deviation 5 minutes (including the break between the halves). ...
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Sum of normally distributed independent random variables, where one has a different (exponential) unit

$$X \sim \mathcal{N}(\mu_X,\,\sigma_X^2)$$ $$Y \sim \mathcal{N}(\mu_Y,\,\sigma_Y^2)$$ $\mu_X$ and $\sigma_X$ have unit decibel watt ($\text{dBW}$); $\mu_Y$ and $\sigma_Y$ have unit watt ($\text{W}$). ...
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Area under Normal Distribution Curve

What is the formula that determines the Z-score table? More specifically, what formula can be used the equate the area underneath the normal distribution curve, without using the table?
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Confidence Interval for Regression Coefficient ,$\beta$

In the book 'Applied regression Analysis' by Draper/Smith, it is written that : Obtain individual $100(1-\alpha)\%$ confidence interval for the various parameters separately from the formula ...
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Space of Gaussian Functions is Closed in $L^2$

Let $\Omega, \mu$ be a probability space. A measurable function $f: \Omega \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ is called Gaussian if $$\mu (f^{-1}(A))=\frac{1}{\sigma \sqrt{2\pi }}\int_Ae^{-x^2/2\sigma ^2} dx$$ ...
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Generating a nonrandom sequence which has a normal distributed density

I need to create an algorithm in a computer program (Fortran90) which generates a sequence of $n$ (between $10$ and $10^6$) numbers $z$ that follow a normal distribution. Restrictions: Has to ...
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Mantel-Haenszel $\chi_1^2$ statistic

I was doing a particular example from the book Epidemiologic Research by Kleinbaum(example 15.6) and didn't understood some basic statistical aspect. ...
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Question about normal approximation and variance

This isn't so much a question about getting a right answer as much as it's about understanding a mathematical concept, but I will give you the problem that spawned it: An analysis of data shows that ...
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Plotting Normal Distribution using Excel

I was trying to experiment some stuff (scaling issues and hypothesis testing) with normal distribution. While doing so, I found out that : NORM.S.DIST(0, FALSE), which takes Z-value, returns prob. ...
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User of a System

Given a system with n users and each user will only use the system once (for an hour) during a year. The user will only access the system during business hours (so ...
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$\frac{1}{\sqrt{2\pi}}\int_\frac {1}{2}^0\exp(-x^2/2)dx$

How do we analytically evaluate $J=\frac{1}{\sqrt{2\pi}}\int_\frac {-1}{2}^0\exp(-x^2/2)dx$? This is what I tried: $$ J^2=\frac{1}{{2\pi}}\int_\frac {-1}{2}^0\int_\frac {-1}{2}^0\exp(-(x^2+y^2)/2)dxdy ...
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Probability:questions on characteristic functions

A well-known example to show that two random variables whose marginal distributions are normal, do not need necessarily be jointly normal is achieved by letting $X, Y $ have the following joint ...
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How to fill in these steps to evaluate this Gaussian integral?

As a part of a much bigger problem, I came across this integral $$\int_{-\infty}^{\infty}\ln(|x|)\frac{1}{\sigma \sqrt{2\pi}}e^{-\frac{1}{2}\left(\frac{x-\mu}{\sigma}\right)^2}dx$$ which represents ...
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Combining independent Gaussian probabilities

I am using three Gaussian distributions with which I generate random numbers to represent many candidate xyz points. I use some selection criteria (details not particularly relevant) to decide on ...
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On integration of a Gaussian-like function over a region $g(\mathbf{x})\leq 1$

Let $X$ be a random variable which follows an $n$-dimensional Gaussian distribution with mean vector $\mu\in\mathbb{R}^n$ and covariance matrix the symmetric positive definite $n\times n$ matrix ...
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Marginalization of a paramter in Gaussian

If $\theta \sim N(\mu,\sigma_o^2)$ and $\mu \sim N(0, \sigma_1^2)$ what is the marginalized $P(\theta)$. Is it $N(0,\sigma_o^2+\sigma_1^2)$?
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Is there an analytical solution to Gaussian integral $\int_{-\infty}^{\infty} \frac{e^{-x^2}}{(x+a)^2+b} dx$?

I wonder if there is an analytical solution to $$\int_{-\infty}^{\infty} \frac{e^{-x^2}}{(x+a)^2+b} dx,$$ where $a, b>0$. I know, of course, that the antiderivative of the fraction is a version ...
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integral with pdf of a gaussian

$$ I = \int_{0}^{\infty} x \phi(x) dx $$ where $\phi(x)$ is the pdf of a normal distribution. Here I read that: If $X = \mu + \sigma U$ with $U$ a std normal, $$ I = E[\mu + \sigma U; mu + \sigma ...
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Will statistical analysis of transformed data hold for the original one?

I have a data with distribution like chisq-squared one. But ANOVA and t-test need the data to be normal distributed. So I want to do the Box-cox transformation to the data, but my concern is will the ...
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Normal distribution Z score

Problem: The observed error "E" in a series of measurements is normally distributed with mean of 0. Approximately 2% of error are -10 or less. Approximately what fraction of the measurements have ...
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Show that $d^T Z\sim N(d^T\mu, d^TVd)$ [duplicate]

Consider $Z=(Z_1,\ldots,Z_n)^T\sim N(\mu,V)$ with $\mu=(\mu_1,\ldots,\mu_n)^T$ and $V=\text{Cov}(Z)$. Show that for $d\in\mathbb{R}^n$ it is $$ d^TZ\sim N(d^T\mu,d^TVd). $$ For me it ...
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Gaussian prior favors values closest to zero?

I am reading an article on Bayesian Logistic Regression, where they're using Logistic Regression, imposing a Gaussian prior (with mean = 0) on its parameters. They state that a Gaussian prior favors ...
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Given $f_X$. Integrate $\int_0^\infty \log_2 (x+1) f_X \, dx$.

Say $Y=Log_2[1+x]=g(X)$ and $f_X = \frac{e^{-\frac{(\mu -\log (x))^2}{2 \sigma ^2}}}{\sqrt{2 \pi } x \sigma }$ is Log-normal density function: [Wiki] Find E[Y]? Since $E[Y] = \int_0^\infty y f_Y \ ...
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Extreme Value Theory - Show: Normal to Gumbel

The Maximum of $X_1,\dots,X_n. \sim$ i.i.d. Standardnormals converges to the Standard Gumbel Distribution according to Extreme Value Theory. How can we show that? We have $$P(\max X_i \leq x) = ...
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Show $\lim_{n\to\infty}\sqrt{n}\bigg(\frac{\sum_{j=1}^{n}X_j}{\sum_{j=1}^{n}X_j^2}\bigg)=Z$

Let $(X_j)_{j\ge 1}$ be independent, double exponential with parameter $1$. Show that; $$\displaystyle\lim_{n\to\infty}\sqrt{n}\bigg(\frac{\sum_{j=1}^{n}X_j}{\sum_{j=1}^{n}X_j^2}\bigg)=Z$$ where ...
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K Weighted Nearest Neighbour - Comparing Gaussians

This problem relates to a WiFi Indoor Positioning method - http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3812643/ The problem consists of the following steps: 1) In a database, we will have stored the ...
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Draw and compare the likelihood using R

The following shows the heart rate (in beats/minute) of a person, measured throughout the day: 73, 75, 84, 76, 93, 79, 85, 80, 76, 78, 80. Assume the data are an iid sample from ...
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How to calculate $\int\limits_{-\infty}^{+\infty} \frac{n-1}{\alpha}\Phi(\frac{x}{\alpha})^{n-2}\phi(\frac{x}{\alpha})^2dx$?

I was working on a research project that involves taking the integral of $$\frac{n-1}{\alpha}\int\limits_{-\infty}^{+\infty} ...
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Determining whether random variables are independent

If I have two random variables as follows: 1) A Gaussian distribution of wifi signal strengths at a known point 2) A Gaussian distribution of wifi signal strengths at an unknown point (Note that ...
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Given a histogram, programatically, how do I find the normal distributions that comprise it?

I will be getting data in at around 100 frames per second, and I need to compute the normal distributions that comprise a set of 48 data points. The distributions can partially overlap, but will ...
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Normal Distribution and Probability on Excel

The size of fish in a lake follows a Normal Distribution with mean m = 1 lb 4 oz and standard deviation s = 3 oz . Fish that weigh less than 1 lb 9 oz must be released back into the lake. Bill ...
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Show that, $Z$ is $\mathcal N(0,1)$

If $Y\sim\mathcal N(0,1)$ and let $a>0$. Let $$Z=\ \begin{cases} Y&\text{if } |Y|\le a\\ -Y &\text{if }|Y|> a\\ \end{cases}\ $$ Show that $Z\sim\mathcal N(0,1)$ ...
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Calculating Variance

Let $X_1, X_2, X_3, X_4, X_5$ be a random sample from a population whose distribution is normal with mean $\mu$ and variance $\sigma^2$. Consider the statistics $\displaystyle T_1 = \frac{X_1 − X_2 ...
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Estimate variance, how to find expected value of $x^2 [n]$

We have data $x_0, x_1, \ldots, x_{N-1}$ where the $x_n$'s are independent and identically distributed as ${\rm Normal}(0,\sigma^2)$. The estimate of $\sigma^2$ is $$\hat \sigma^2 = \frac{1}{N} ...
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Central Limit Theorem not valid?

According to Central Limit Theorem (CLT), the mean of any i.i.d. sample is Normal distributed (taking $n\rightarrow\infty$ samples). Let $X_i\sim U(a,b)$. Then $\bar{X}\sim N$ by CLT. But as we ...
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How to form Joint Probability Density from two Gaussian Distributions?

I've been reading the following paper entitled "An Improved Algorithm to Generate a Wi-Fi Fingerprint Database for Indoor Positioning": http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3812643/ In Part ...
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Is squared Brownian Motion a gaussian process?

I am working at the following SP, given by $(X_t)_{t\geq0} = \alpha W_t^2+\beta t$ where $W_t$ is Brownian motion and $\alpha,\beta$ real. I managed to calculate mean and covariance function and now I ...
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Gaussian MAX/MIN comparison

I've been reading the following paper entitled "An Improved Algorithm to Generate a Wi-Fi Fingerprint Database for Indoor Positioning": ...
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Expected value of normal distributed variable

I need to calculate the expected value of a modified normal distributed variable but i'm struggling. So maybe someone can help me. Suppose we've got a normal distributed variable $X \sim ...
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How to determine the distribution of $U:=(X,Y,Z)$?

I've got a question concerning the distribution of a multi dimensional random variable. I know that $X$ and $Y$ and $Z$ are each normal distributed with certain expectations and variances. ...
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How to determine the multivariate distribution?

Consider $$ Z_1:=\bar{Y}_1-\bar{Y}_2\sim N(0,\sigma^2(n_1^{-1}+n_2^{-1})),\\ Z_2:=\bar{Y}_1-\bar{Y}_3\sim N(0,\sigma^2(n_1^{-1}+n_3^{-1})),\\ Z_3:=\bar{Y}_2-\bar{Y}_3\sim ...
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Show that $E(S)=\sqrt{\frac{1}{n-1}}\frac{\Gamma(n/2)}{\Gamma[(n-1)/2]}\sigma$

Let $X_1,...,X_n$ be a random sample of size $n$ from the normal distribution with mean $\mu$ and variance $\sigma^2$ and let $S^2=\frac{1}{n-1}\sum^n_{i=1}(X_i-\bar{X})^2$ be the sample variance. ...
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Just learned about the bell curve in statistics. How is calculus related to this curve?

I'm learning about the bell curve in statistics and I'm trying to understand the calculus behind the concept. I've taken calc 1 already. How is the integral related to this ...
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Distribution of a sum of normal distributions?

$X$ = weight of a small bag of crisps has Normal distribution with mean = $35.5$ and $var = 0.8$ . $Y$ = weight of a large bag of crisps has Normal distribution with mean = $152$ and $var = 3.2$ ...
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Normal Random Variables

Let Z1 and Z2 be independent standard normal random variables. What is the probability that the minimum of Z1 and Z2 will be greater than 1.0? How do I go about this when I have no values? Is the ...