7. Continuous Random Variables

  1. Paolo Brandimarte

Published Online: 24 MAY 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118023525.ch7

Quantitative Methods: An Introduction for Business Management

Quantitative Methods: An Introduction for Business Management

How to Cite

Brandimarte, P. (2011) Continuous Random Variables, in Quantitative Methods: An Introduction for Business Management, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118023525.ch7

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 MAY 2011
  2. Published Print: 4 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470496343

Online ISBN: 9781118023525

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Keywords:

  • continuous random variables;
  • probability density functions;
  • mode;
  • median;
  • quantiles

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Building Intuition: from Discrete to Continuous Random Variables

  • Cumulative Distribution and Probability Density Functions

  • Expected Value and Variance

  • Mode, Median, and Quantiles

  • Higher-Order Moments, Skewness, and Kurtosis

  • A Few Useful Continuous Probability Distributions

  • Sums Of Independent Random Variables

  • Miscellaneous Applications

  • Stochastic Processes

  • Probability Spaces, Measurability, and Information