Experiment
Pronunciation: /ɪkˈspɛr ə mənt/ Explain
In
probability,
an experiment is making an
event
happen, and recording the
outcome.
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 the coin shows heads or tails.
References
- Grinstead, Charles M. and Snell, J. Laurie. Introduction to Probability. pg 1. Last Accessed 8/6/2018. 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. Last Accessed 8/6/2018. Buy the book
- Sheldon M. Ross. Introduction to Probability and Statistics for Engineers and Scientists. 4th edition. pp 1-2. Academic Press. February 13, 2009. Last Accessed 8/6/2018. Buy the book
More Information
- McAdams, David E.. Probability. lifeisastoryproblem.com. lifeisastoryproblem.com. 4/3/2009. http://www.lifeisastoryproblem.com/probability/index.html.
Cite this article as:
McAdams, David E. Experiment. 7/10/2018. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/e/experiment.html.
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