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Two questions about weakly convergent series related to $\sin(n^2)$ and Weyl's inequality

By using partial summation and Weyl's inequality, it is not hard to show that the series $\sum_{n\geq 1}\frac{\sin(n^2)}{n}$ is convergent. Is is true that ...
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What are some examples of isotrophic sets?

What are some examples of isotrophic sets? and is there a "good" way to describe them? Isotrophic meaning that a random vector X uniformly distributed in the set has the isotrophic property for all ...
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What is the difference between these two questions?

Consider two independent random variables: X~U(0,1) and Y~U(0,2). Let Z = min(X,Y). b) Find F$_Z$(z) in terms of F$_X$(.) and F$_Y$(.). c) Eliminate F$_X$(.) and F$_Y$(.) to find F$_Z$(z). What is ...
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orderstatistics of uniform distributions on different ranges

During a simulation I discovered an interesting phenomenon: Given you have 3 agents. 2 are uniformly distributed between [0,1] and one between [0,2]. The question is how often do the smaller agents ...
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Determine the limit distribution

I have this question here that I could use some help with. Let $X_1$, $X_2$, . . . be a sequence of random variables such that $P(X_n=\frac{k}{n})=\frac{1}{n}$, for $k=1,2,...,n$ Determine the limit ...
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$X,Y\sim U(0,1)$ are independent, $W=\max (X,Y)$.

$X,Y\sim U(0,1)$ are independent, $W=\max (X,Y)$. How do I find the PDF of $W$? How do I find the expectation of $W$ at two ways: 1. with the PDF of $W$ and without the PDF of $W$. I ask this ...
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Expected value of winning with a Random Uniform Variable

I have this small homework I don't quite understand. The problem is formulated as a game. (Who wants to be millionaire) You start with 1£. money = 1.0£ You can choose to quit at anytime So you can ...
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How to construct a uniform joint distribution

I have a question that is critical to my work, but I am not sure if it is any possible. Assume that you have two uniform random variables X and Y. The product distribution of Z=XY is not a uniform. ...
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Probability Integral Transformation

I just attended an introductory course on Statistics and we came across the following: I know what random variables, the uniform distribution, etc. are but the notation from the proposition ...
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Is $e$ uniformly distributed in all bases?

There has been talk of whether or not $\pi$ is normal, i.e. uniformly distributed in all bases $b$ where $b\ge2$. The general response has been that we expect that it is, and have found no obvious ...
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Max variance of uniform distribution?

Suppose I roll a 20-sided die 1000 times and count the number of times a particular value comes up. This gives an array of 20 counts, and the expected value of each is 1000/20 = 50. I'd like to find ...
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sum of random variables?

$x\to$ uniformly distributed on $(0,1)$ $y\to$ uniformly distributed on $(0,2)$ $z\to$ uniformly distributed on $(0,4)$ What is the probability that $2x+3y < z$? I tried to do it geometrically ...
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uniform distribution probability and mle

For part a), isn't the probability = 1? And I'm not sure what happens as $n\rightarrow\infty$; isn't the probability 1 also?
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probability integral transformation and distribution of P= P[ |T| <= |t|] .

The task is to find the distribution of P. where , P=P[ |T| <= |t|]. (T is a continuous random variable with PDF f(t)). now , I tried to make the following two arguments : 1.P= P[ |T| <= |t|] ...
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Obtain distribution of mid-range in uniform

I want to obtain distribution of mid-range, $(x_{(1)} + x_{(n)})/2$, of an uniform(a, b) random variable. One can use the following transformation. $M = \frac{X_{(1)} + X_{(n)}}{2}$ and $W = ...
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Let $X$ be a continuous random variable with cdf $F$. Show that $Y = F(X)$ has uniform $(0,1)$ distribution and therefore $X = F^{−1}(Y)$

Let $X$ be a continuous random variable with cdf $F$. Show that $Y = F(X)$ has uniform $(0,1)$ distribution and therefore $X = F^{−1}(Y)$. My Sol: $P(Y \leq y ) = P(F(X) \leq y) = P(F^{-1}(F(X)) ...
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Even dirstibution of a small set of random choices into a small set of buckets

Is there a way to evenly distribute randomly selected small set of items from a relatively larger set into to a small number of buckets using a hash function? For ex: Randomly select 20 numbers from ...
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Is $r_1 \cdot f_1 + r_2 \cdot f_2 $ uniformly distributed?

Consider $f_1$ and $f_2$ are fixed polynomials, $r_1$ is a random linear polynomial, $r_2$ is a random polynomials, degree($r_2$)=degree($f_i$)=$d$. We define $f_i$ and $r_i$ over $R[x]$ where $R$ can ...
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Moments of $|ax-by|$

Suppose that $X$ and $Y$ are independentr.v. uniform on $[0,1]$. What is the $E[|aX-bY|^p]$ for some constants $a,b,p>0$? What I did. \begin{align*} E[|aX-bY|^p]=\int_0^1\int_0^1|ax-by|^p dx ...
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Discretization of the standard uniform dist.

I need some help. Sorry for the poor use of LaTEX... a) $U_{n} = \lfloor{nU}\rfloor/n$ prove that $\lim_{n \to +\infty} {U_{n}} = U$ where $U \sim unif[0,1]$ and thus that $lim_{n \to +\infty} ...
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Finding joint distribution function?

Let $U$ and $V$ be two independent uniform (0,1) random variables and let \begin{eqnarray*} R &=&\sqrt{\frac{U^{2}+V^{2}}{2}},\\ H &=&\frac{2U}{U+V}. \end{eqnarray*} I found the ...
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pdf of an uniform distribution in matlab?

I'm reading a book and I came across a problem in which I should generate a uniform random variable and use hist, mean and std ...
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Injective uniform distribution on an n-sphere

I just asked this question on the stats stackexchange, but I thought that maybe someone on math knew the answer. So: For an application I'm working on, I need to go from some uniformly distributed ...
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Determine the Law of $F^{-1}(U)$

If, $F^{-1}(u)=\inf\{x\in\mathbb R:F(x)>u\}$ and $U$ is uniformly distributed in $[0,1]$, what is the law of $F^{-1}(U)$ ? ($F$ is a distribution function of some random variable $X$) How can ...
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Second moment of random variable in the integral form

Let $X_1,\dots,X_n$ are i.i.d. samples from uniform distribution on $(0,1)$. Let $\hat F_n$ be their modified empirical distribution function defined by $$ \hat ...
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PDF describing nth term in continued fraction

For a real number r chosen uniformly at random in the range (0,1), what's the marginal Probability Density Function that describes the nth term in the continued fraction representation of r? What ...
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Fast uniformity test within a ball.

Assume I have a dataset lies within a ball centered around the origin, I want to test the uniformity of the point distributed in the ball. In addition, I have all the distances to the origin computed ...
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Prove that $E(X_1 \dots X_n)^\frac{1}{n} \leq (EX_1 \dots EX_n)^\frac{1}{n}$, with $X_i$ uniform distribution

Let $X_1, \dots , X_n$ i.i.d. uniformly distributed random variables with $f(x) = 1_{(0,1)}(x)$, $x \in \mathbb{R}$. Let $\Pi_n = (X_1 \dots X_n)^\frac{1}{n}$ and $M_n = \max \{ X_1, \dots , X_n ...
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Interval of non-uniformly distributed set of numbers adjusted that it properly excludes extremes

Let's say I have an interval of numbers from 1 to 9 with the following frequency of distribution: numbers 1, 2 and 3 about 20 occurrences number 6 has 2 occurrences and number 9 has only ...
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choose a list of words such that have equal letter frequency

I have a big list meaning full Words. surely letter frequency of this word list is different for each letter. Now my problem is to find a way to randomly select words from this word list to a new ...
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What is the expected time you have to wait until the first bus comes?

 three buses, bus A, B, and C come to a bus stop every hour. The time at which each bus arrives at the stop is distributed as a uniform random variable, i.e., TA,TB,TC ∼ Unif[0,1] hours. The ...
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Uniform distribution

You arrive at a bus stop at 10'0 clock, knowing that the bus will arrive at some time uniformly distributed between 10 and 10:30. what is the probability that you wait longer than 10 minutes? if at ...
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Finding Limits of Integration

I have two functions, one depending on $x$ which is $\frac {1} {2} {\delta(x-5)} + \frac {1} {4}$ which is the combination of a dirac delta function at $5$ and a uniform distribution from $5$ to $7$. ...
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Approximation or calculation of the probability of getting “clumps” when sampling from a uniform distribution

Suppose that there are $n$ independent samples $X_1,X_2,...,X_n$ sampled from the uniform distribution on $[0,1]$ with the pdf $f(x)=1$. Is there a good way to calculate or approximate the ...
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The distribution of the sum of a uniform random variable and a binomial random variable

I'm asked to find the distribution of $U=X+Z$, where $X\widetilde~R(0,1)$ - That is, $X$ has a uniform distribution for $x\in]0;1[$ $Z\widetilde~bin(1,1/2)$ - That is, $Z$ has a binomial ...
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Chebyshev's Inequality and the length of a random vector

Suppose that we take $n$ iid random variables $X_1,\dotsc, X_n\sim \operatorname{Unif}[-1, 1] $ and define $Y_n=\lVert (X_1,\dotsc, X_n) ^\intercal \rVert $. By what means can we employ ...
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Conditional distribution on the unit circle and a square

Let (X,Y) be uniformly distributed over $B=\{(x,y) \in \mathbb{R}^2: x^2+y^2 \leq 1 \}$ resp. $Q=[-1,1]^2$. Now I want to calculate the conditional distributions and of Y given X=x. And then the ...
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Universal hash function when size of hash is p^m

Can we define universal hash function from $U \rightarrow T$ when $T=\{0,1,2,..,m-1\}$ and $m=p^a$? (where $p$ is a prime and a is an integer) I know that we can define universal hash funciton when ...
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Finding the limiting distribution $n\min(X_1, \dots , X_n)$ with uniformly distributed $X_i$

Find the limiting distribution of $nY_n$ where $Y_n = \min(X_1, ..., X_n)$ and $X_1, ..., X_n\sim \operatorname{unif}(0,2)$ are uniformly distributed random variables. Here is what I did: ...
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Find Cumulative and the probability density function of Y

Usually I would integrate the function $y=x^2$ from 2 to 1 and to find the probability density function but I need to show it in terms of t. How do I do this? Also is the cumulative distribution = ...
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How to rewrite function for squared uniform distribution

The question is as follows: I am evaluating the following integral: $$\int_o^1\frac{\exp(\sqrt{1-x^2})}{\sqrt{x}}dx$$ by assuming it equals $E[f(U)]$ for a uniform distribution. I worked it out via ...
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Dinamic programming for sum of two largest values from a Uniform parent

I must find a recursion formula to find the sum of two largest values from a Uniform parent [0,1]. I need dinamic programming but I don't know how to organize it.
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Generate random numbers with beta distribution from uniform distribution

How can I generate a series of random numbers with beta distribution from random numbers with uniform distribution? I am aware that using inverse transformation method is at least very difficult or ...
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Uniform Sampling over Convex Polytope (not full-dimensional)

I want to simulate a uniform distribution on a convex polytope that is not full-dimensional for optimization purposes (to generate random points on the set I want to minimize over). The polytope is ...
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Using the rejection method to generate values

I'm trying to solve the following problem on rejection sampling: I think I have a good idea about what rectangle I should be using. In my mind, it would be a rectangle just large enough to encompass ...
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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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Question about the uniform distribution and random variable operation

If I have a random variable with uniform distribution ranging from 0 to 1, as follows: $ X \sim U\left ( 0 ;1 \right ) $ And if I subtract that random variable $ X $ from 1, will the resulting random ...
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Location, scale and location scale family

Let $X_1,...,X_n$ be an i.i.d. random sample from a continuous uniform distribution over [0,$\theta$], where $\theta>0$ is a unknown parameter. Does these random variables belong to a family of ...
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Standard Uniform Distibution with Random Variable

Could someone help explain how to solve the following problem: From my understanding, this problem states that we have a function, Uniform(0, 1), that will generate a random value from 0 to 1 with ...
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Largest hole in uniform sampling of $m$-torus

Let $M$ be the flat m-dimensional torus $(\mathbb R/\mathbb Z)^m$ with the standard Riemannian metric. I would like to know the probability that, given a uniform sampling $X$ of size $N$, there is a ...