|yi||ok, the p's cancel out nicely|
TRWBW: no, of course not
thanks for being patient TRWBW, kmh
|kmh||they do - nice i somehow didn't expect that|
|kmh||yi : so you get the same result your book suggests ?|
|yi||you get C(7,5) / C(10,6)|
which is 1/10 if you do all the arithmetic
|Capso||TRWBW: How does the area under a curve relate to probability?|
|kmh||Capso : you can use it to define a probability function|
|TRWBW||Capso: 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.|
|kmh||Capso : if you norm it to be 1 - look probability density function (pdf and cdf)|
|TRWBW||kmh: 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.|
|Capso||kmh and TRWBW: Also... why is it that the probability of finding an electron at a point x,y,z is psi^2 ?|
|kmh||actually i was wondering why they sais biased coin|
|TRWBW||kmh: well that was probably the neat thing, that the bias cancelled out|
|kmh||since 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|
|TRWBW||Capso: 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
|JIMJONESBALLIN||hefty, can I help you?|
or do you just know how the lyric goes, and find it funny?
|TRWBW||JIMJONESBALLIN: just wondering, is your name some kinda reverse marilyn manson, with the mass murderer first and the movie starlet second?|
|JIMJONESBALLIN||I 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"
|hefty||JIMJONESBALLIN add more L's|
actually more N's
|JIMJONESBALLIN||But he says it in a strange way. like "BAUHLLLLLLLLL-EN"|
|hd770||haha someone used to use that name in tribes|
|TRWBW||k, thought it was "jim jones" the kool-aid killing cult leader + mabel ballin, the silent movie star|
|hefty||man we say that all the time at the park where i work|
lol what an interpretation of the name