Pronunciation: /ɪkˈspɛr ə mənt/ ?
an experiment is making an
happen, and recording the
For example, when we flip a coin and write down whether it came out heads or tails, we are
doing an experiment. The event is the coin toss. The outcome is
whether it is heads or tails.
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- Grinstead, Charles M. and Snell, J. Laurie. Introduction to Probability, pg 1. (Accessed: 2010-01-12). http://www.dartmouth.edu/~chance/teaching_aids/books_articles/probability_book/amsbook.mac.pdf.
- Murray Spiegel, John Schiller. Schaum's Outline of Probability and Statistics, 3rd edition, pg 3. McGraw-Hill, August 26, 2008. (Accessed: 2010-02-02).
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- McAdams, David. Probability. lifeisastoryproblem.com. lifeisastoryproblem.com. 2009-04-03. http://www.lifeisastoryproblem.com/probability/index.html.
Cite this article as:
Experiment. 2010-02-02. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/e/experiment.html.
2010-02-02: Added "References" (McAdams, David.
2008-06-07: Corrected spelling (McAdams, David.
2007-07-12: Initial version (McAdams, David.