#math - Wed 21 Feb 2007 between 01:44 and 00:05

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yiok, the p's cancel out nicely
TRWBW: no, of course not
kmh: 1/10
thanks for being patient TRWBW, kmh
kmhthey do - nice i somehow didn't expect that
TRWBWyi: np
kmhyi : so you get the same result your book suggests ?
yiyes
kmhok
yiyou get C(7,5) / C(10,6)
which is 1/10 if you do all the arithmetic
CapsoTRWBW: How does the area under a curve relate to probability?
kmhCapso : you can use it to define a probability function
TRWBWCapso: well if you have a probability distribution say, for a random variable that takes real values, then the odds of if taking the a value a<=x<=b are the area under that curve.
kmhCapso : if you norm it to be 1 - look probability density function (pdf and cdf)
TRWBWkmh: it's a nice that they cancel, but not totally weird. take for example turning a biased coin into a fair coin by flipping twice and repeating until you get 1 head. then you are using the probability that the first flip is heads given a total of 1 heads in 2 flips is 50/50, regardless of the bias.
Capsokmh and TRWBW: Also... why is it that the probability of finding an electron at a point x,y,z is psi^2 ?
kmhactually i was wondering why they sais biased coin
TRWBWkmh: well that was probably the neat thing, that the bias cancelled out
kmhsince the computation works for non biased coin too, but then there would be no need for the general computation with p and people would not notice the cancellation
TRWBWCapso: mathwise that's just the definition.
kmh: think of what i said about turning an unfair coin into a fair coin by flipping it 2 times and repeating the process until you get exactly 1 head.
kmh: this says you can turn any unfair count into a 1/10 coin by flipping it 10 times until you get 6 heads, and seeing if the first three were "htt"
webito: check http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linear_differential_equation, look under homogeneous
JIMJONESBALLINhefty, can I help you?
or do you just know how the lyric goes, and find it funny?
heftythe latter
TRWBWJIMJONESBALLIN: just wondering, is your name some kinda reverse marilyn manson, with the mass murderer first and the movie starlet second?
JIMJONESBALLINI wish there was a way I could write it so that it SOUNDS like when he says it.
No its a reference to this horrendously bad NY hiphop artist Jim Jones. And he has this track where a guy comes on intermittently throughout the song and goes "BALLIN"
heftyJIMJONESBALLIN add more L's
actually more N's
JIMJONESBALLINBut he says it in a strange way. like "BAUHLLLLLLLLL-EN"
heftyrofl
hd770haha someone used to use that name in tribes
heftyyeah
BALLLINNN
TRWBWk, thought it was "jim jones" the kool-aid killing cult leader + mabel ballin, the silent movie star
heftyman we say that all the time at the park where i work
lol what an interpretation of the name

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