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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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distribution of $X^2 + Y^2$

Suppose $X$ and $Y$ are independent uniform distributions between $(0,1)$. What is the distribution of $X^2 + Y^2$? I derived that the pdf of $X^2$ is $\frac{1}{2\sqrt{x}}$ for $0\leq x \leq 1$. How ...
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Probability density function of a product of uniform random variables

Let $z = xy$ be a product of two uniform random variables, with $x$ having the range $[a, b)$ and $y$ the range $[c, d)$. What is the probability density function of $z$, and how is it calculated?
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Average sine of an angle between two rays in a cone

I'm looking for an average value of sine of an angle between two rays, lying within a cone with a certain angle. Given a cone with an aperture of ${2\chi}$ and two rays lying within the cone. The ...
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Probability of difference of random variables

How can I compute this probability? I do not know what to do since it involves two random variables. Let $X$ and $Y$ be uniform random variables on $(0,1)$. How can I compute this? $$ P(|X-Y| < ...
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Binomial distribution with Uniform parameter

I have a problem with following exercise (it comes from Geoffrey G. Grimmett, David R. Stirzaker, Probability and Random Processes, Oxford University Press 2001, page 155, ex. 6): Let $X$ have the ...
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Distribution related to brownian bridge

Let $B(t)$ be a Brownian Bridge and $U$ is uniformly distributed on $(0,1)$. I wish to know the distribution function $B(U)$. Is it possible? As we know, $B(t)\sim N(0,t(1-t))$. But, I haven't a clue ...
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How to show $\max\{Y_{1},Y_{2},\cdots,Y_{n}\}$ converges in probability to $\theta$ as $n \to \infty$.

Let $Y_{1},Y_{2},\ldots,Y_{n} $ be independent random variables , each uniformly distributed over the interval $(0,\theta)$. Show that $\max\{Y_{1},Y_{2},\ldots,Y_{n}\}$ converges in probability to ...
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The “beach problem”: does anyone know it? or know how to solve it?

The following problem was given some years ago in the German computer-science contest for pupils ("Bundeswettbewerb Informatik"). It was originally wrapped in a story which I will briefly translate ...
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Joint density problem. Two uniform distributions

This is the problem: An insurer estimates that Smith's time until death is uniformly distributed on the interval [0,5], and Jone's time until death also uniformly distributed on the interval [0,10]. ...
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Draws from the uniform distribution are taken until the sum exceeds 1. What is the expected value of the final draw?

I was thinking about this question after a related problem: what's the expected number of draws for the sum to exceed 1? For that problem, the answer is known and is a surprising result ...
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Why do prime numbers in modulo result in more uniform distributions?

Let us assume a sequence as follows: $S_{n} = (S_{n-1} * c_{1} + c_{2})\text{ mod } m$ This is the pseudorandom generator found in most programming languages' random function. It is known that a ...
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If $X$ ~$Uni(-1,1)$ show that $X$ and $X^2$ are not independent

I provide my approach in solving this but I amd not entirely sure whether I am correct. Since X~uni(-1,1) $f_X(x)=1/2$ and $F_X(x)=(x+1)/2$. $F_{X^2}(x)$=$Pr[X^2≤x]$=$2F_X(√x)$=$(√x+1)/2$. Hence ...
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Find the probability of $a>b+c$, where $a$, $b$, $c$ are $U(0,1)$

What is the probability that $a > b + c$? $a, b, c$ are picked independently and uniformly at random from bounded interval [0,1] of $\mathbb{R}$.
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Why is $P(X<0)$ the same as $P(X\le 0)$ for continuous distributions?

In uniform distribution, a continuous distribution, for example where $A = -1$ and $B = 1$, $P(X < 0)$ is said to be the same as $P(X \le 0)$. Why is this?
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PDF of sum of two random variables

Assume an $n$ dimensional random variable $U$ that is uniformly distributed in the volume of an $n$-sphere with radius $R$. Assume another $n$ dimensional random variable $N$ that is distributed ...
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Prove there exists no uniform distribution on a countable and infinite set.

Can anyone help me with this problem, I can't figure out how to solve it... Let $X$ be a random variable which can take an infinite and countable set of values. Prove that $X$ cannot be ...
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Average Distance Between Random Points in a Rectangle

My question is similar to this one but for rectangles instead of lines. Suppose I have a rectangle with sides of length $L_w$ and $L_h$. What is the average distance between two uniformly-distributed ...
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Probability that, given a set of uniform random variables, the difference between the two smallest values is greater than a certain value

Let $\{X_i\}$ be $n$ iid uniform(0, 1) random variables. How do I compute the probability that the difference between the second smallest value and the smallest value is at least $c$? I've messed ...
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Help with conditional expectation

I need help finding a conditional expectation: Let $X$ be a $(0,1)$ uniform random variable i.e. $\mathbb{P}(X \in A)=\lambda((0,1)\cap A)$ where $\lambda$ is the Lebuesgue measure. We define the ...
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CDF on Standard uniform gives the same distribution

Assume that $X$ has a continuous and strictly increasing CDF $F_X$. Define $Y = F_X^{-1}(U)$ where $U$ is standard Uniform. How dow I show that $X$ and $Y$ have the same distribution?
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Distribution function of the sum of poisson and uniform random variable.

Merry Christmas to everybody. I am working on the following problem. Let $X$ and $Y$ be independent Poisson($\lambda$), respectively Uniform$(0,1)$ random variables. Find the distribution function of ...
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$P\{B^{2}-4AC\geq 0\}$ where $A,B,C \sim U(0,1)$?

The actual problem is to find the probability that $Ax^{2}+Bx+C=0$ has real roots. This boils down to whether or not the discriminant $B^{2}-4AC$ is non-negative. Thus, we seek $P\{B^{2}-4AC\geq 0\}$. ...
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Circular distribution of circles

Suppose you have $n$ objects , distributed randomly, in a circular manner of radius $r$. Each objects is of area $A$. So my question is if you draw line everywhere from the center to the surface of ...
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Distribution of Sum of Discrete Uniform Random Variables

I just had a quick question that I hope someone can answer. Does anyone know what the distribution of the sum of discrete uniform random variables is? Is it a normal distribution? Thanks!
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Uniform Probability Distribution

I have a machine part that have lifetime uniformly distributed between 0 years and 1 year. Whenever a part fails, it is immediately replaced with a new identical part. I know that lifetimes of ...
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Expected number of overlaps between intervals

Suppose $N$ intervals of length $\delta$ are positioned in $[0,1]$. The starting point $l_i$ of each interval is drawn from an uniform distribution, i.e., $l_i \in [0, 1-\delta]$, thus it will ...
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Estimating number drawn from one distribution based on sum of that number and number drawn from another distribution

I have been working on this for several days and have been unable to come up with an answer. The problem is very simple to state, but it seems difficult to solve. A computer draws a number $x$ at ...
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Independent two random variables with uniform density

Let $X \sim U[-1,1]$ and $Y=X^2$. Show that $X$ and $Y$ aren't independent. Of course we have $F_X(x) = \frac{x+1}{2}$ and $F_Y(y) = \frac{\sqrt{y}+1}{2}$. But how can I find $$F_{XY}(x,y) = \Pr(X ...
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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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Probability the three points on a circle will be on the same semi-circle

Three points are chosen at random on a circle. What is the probability that they are on the same semi circle? If I have two portions $x$ and $y$, then $x+y= \pi r$...if the projected angles are $c_1$ ...
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A Brownian motion $B$ that is discontinuous at an independent, uniformly distributed random variable $U(0,1)$

Suppose that $\left\{B\left(t\right): t \geq 0\right\}$ is a Brownian motion and $U$ is an independent random variable, which is uniformly distributed on $\left[0,1\right]$. Then the process ...
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Uniform Distribution Problem

Let $X$ be a random variable uniformly distributed in $[0,1]$, and let $Y$ be a RV uniformly distributed in $[X,1]$. I want to calculate the theoretical distribution of $Y$, any hints? I already tried ...
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$X$ and $Y$ are uniformly ditributed on $(0,1)$. distribution of $\max(X,Y)/\min(X,Y)$

Suppose that $X$ and $Y$ are chosen randomly and independently according to the uniform distribution from $(0,1)$. Define $$ Z=\frac{\max(X,Y)}{\min(X,Y)}.$$ Compute the probability distribution ...
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Density of sum of two uniform random variables

I have two uniform random varibles. $X$ is uniform over $[\frac{1}{2},1]$ and $Y$ is uniform over $[0,1]$. I want to find the density funciton for $Z=X+Y$. There are many solutions to this on this ...
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Finding the distribution of $M$

Let $(X_1,X_2)$ be uniformly distributed in $[0,1]^2$ and define $Y_1=\max(X_1,X_2)$, $Y_2=\min(X_1,X_2)$. What is then the distribution of $M:=Y_1-Y_2$ ? To find the joint distribution we take a ...
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How do I calculate this expected value?

The problem is as follows: Six players draw, one after another and independently, a number uniformly distributed on $[0,1]$. A player is called a recordist if he draws a number that is larger than ...
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Calc expected value of 5 random number with uniform distribution

Assume we have a random numbers $\sim U(0,100)$. Then the expected value of that number will be: $\int_{0}^{100} \frac{x}{100}$ = 50.5 Now assume we have 5 random numbers $\sim U(0,100)$. How can I ...
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Uniformly Distributed ingredients

Suppose we need to make a dish that has three ingredients A, B and C. All are distributed uniformly between [0, 2], [0, 2], [0, 1] respectively. To create the dish, we need 1/4 of A, 1/4 of B and 1/8 ...
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A Problem on Uniform Probability Distribution

Consider three independent uniformly distributed (taking values between 0 and 1) random variables. What is the probability that the middle of the three values (between the lowest and the highest ...
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Can sum of two random variables be uniformly distributed

Say $X$ and $Y$ are two random variables where $X\in\{-\alpha,\alpha\}$, $Y\in\{-\alpha,\alpha\}$ and $Z=X+Y$. Is it possible to find two independent random variables with certain pdf (not necessarily ...
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Verify conditions of the Extension Theorem for a probability measure $\mathbb P$ of the Uniform[0,1] distribution

I am (self-)studying the book by Rosenthal called A first look at rigorous probability theory. My question is on verifying the conditions on a probability measure $\mathbb P$ of the Uniform[0,1] ...
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What's the distribution of the exponential of uniformly distributed variable?

I want to know the distribution of $z = \exp(j\varphi)$, with $\varphi \sim \mathcal{U}[-\pi;+\pi]$. From the book "Probability, Random Variables and Stochastic Processes" by Papoulis and Pillai I ...
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Finding the joint density of $Z=X+Y$ where $X\in U(0,1), Y\in U(0,\alpha)$

I'm trying to find the joint density of $Z=X+Y$ where $X\in U(0,1), Y\in U(0,\alpha)$ Here $U$ is the uniform distribution. The method I use i to introduce an auxilary variable $W=X$ and then use ...
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Show that the nth order statistic is a consistent estimator of a uniform parameter

We assume that our observations come from a uniform $(0,\theta)$ distribution. Can you please check my work on the following? We can derive the distribution function of the maximum of the sample, ...
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Probability that at least one event (out of two uniform RV) happens before two other random events

I recently faced a probability problem that is puzzling me. I would like to ask you if you could help me. I have two random variables X1 and X2 i.i.d with uniform distribution U[64,96] and other two ...
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Uniform Distribution: finding the probability between two variables

Q: In a uniform density $\mathcal{U}(a,b)$ with $a=-0.025$ and $b=0.025$, what is the probability that an error will be between 0.010 and 0.015? A: From the density function, I didn't know how $d$ ...
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Comparison of 2 samples from different uniform distributions

Given that $0\le a\le b<1$ and $p$ is uniform on $[a,1]$ and $q$ is uniform on $[b,1]$ then if $p$ and $q$ are random selections then what is the probability that $q>p$? Edit: I am trying to ...
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Finding the mean of a uniform distribution?

I have a random set $\{a,b,c\}$ and a second set $\{e,d\}$ I draw one number first number and one from the second Letting $X_1$ denote the first number and $X_2$ the second number find, $E(X_1)$ and ...
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Prove that a function is uniformly continuous

This is my question : Let $f$ be defined on an interval $I$, and suppose there exists an $M>0$ and $\alpha>0$ such that $$ |f(x) - f(y)| \leq M|x -y|^\alpha, $$ for $x,y \in I$. Prove that $f$ ...