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Old 02-27-2007, 10:27 AM
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It's not the most beautiful set of formulas ever, but it got the job done.
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Old 03-04-2007, 09:30 PM
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For those of you that don't have MS word, merry christmas.

I have some shortcuts which I believe will help a lot of people. I'll get it down on paper and share it sometime.
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Old 05-18-2007, 08:58 PM
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Here's a summary that might be helpful.

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Old 07-19-2007, 02:25 PM
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This site by elias saab really helped me. I gives you a randomly generated practice exam of whatever length you want!
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Old 07-19-2007, 03:07 PM
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Typed up this past spring for convenience...
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Good Einstein quote - "One had to cram all this stuff into one's mind for the examinations, whether one liked it or not. This coercion had such a deterring effect on me that, after I had passed the final examination, I found the consideration of any scientific problems distasteful to me for an entire year."
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Old 07-20-2007, 11:33 AM
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thank you very much for putting these on christian. great notes.
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Old 09-20-2007, 04:01 PM
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yeah thanks a lot christian
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Old 10-06-2007, 11:54 PM
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christian's notes has typos other than those mentioned above. for example, chebyshev's inequality. please double check with your study manual.
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Old 12-12-2007, 05:00 PM
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Default My notes

Here are my notes, somewhat a work in progress as I ran way short on time studying and needed to put more time into practice problems than writing notes. Since I received a preliminary pass, I don't plan to go back and complete the task (unless something happened and the result changes when I get my official grade slip), but feel free to change/update for your own needs.

One note: My notation on the Exponential Distribution may be different than what you normally see. I tried the BPP Study Program and they use the notation style f(x) = 1/θ ∙ e^(-1/θ ∙ x) I have seen other places use the notation f(x) = λ∙ e^(-λ∙ x) I don't know if it is because BPP is more of a British firm or what, but I noticed the different notation when I borrowed a co-worker's ACTEX manual to take the practice exams. [edit] I noticed a similar difference with the Gamma Distribution as well the key being λ = 1/θ in both situations.

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Old 12-12-2007, 05:21 PM
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Is it proper to say that ? (just picking on the exponential dist.) Certainly true for discrete dist. but as far as cont. ones go, Pr(X = x) = 0.

Also your formula in the Key Review Formulas for (a+b+c)^2 is incorrect, it is certainly not a + b + c + 2ab + 2bc + 2ac

The sum of n consecutive integers is not , it is

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