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12:15 pm

Turning probability into polynomials (Mark Huber, CMC)

November 6 @ 12:15 pm - 1:10 pm
Millikan 2099, Pomona College, 610 N. College Ave.
Claremont, CA 91711 United States
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Moment generating functions (Laplace transforms) are a means for transforming probability problems into problems involving polynomials.  Here I will concentrate on the binomial distribution, and use the mgf to link this distributions probabilities directly to the binomial theorem.  The mgf is also a key ingredient in Chernoff bounds, which give upper bounds on the tail […]

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