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IEVref:103-08-10ID:
Language:enStatus: Standard
Term: expectation, <of a random variable>
Synonym1: mean, <of a random variable>
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  1. for a discrete random variable X taking the values x i MathType@MTEF@5@5@+= feaagKart1ev2aqatCvAUfeBSjuyZL2yd9gzLbvyNv2CaerbbjxAHX garuavP1wzZbItLDhis9wBH5garmWu51MyVXgarqqtubsr4rNCHbGe aGqipG0dh9qqWrVepG0dbbL8F4rqqrVepeea0xe9LqFf0xc9q8qqaq Fn0lXdHiVcFbIOFHK8Feea0dXdar=Jb9hs0dXdHuk9fr=xfr=xfrpe WZqaaiqaciWacmGadaGadeaabaGaaqaaaOqaaiaadchadaWgaaWcba GaamyAaaqabaaaaa@3761@ with the probabilities p i MathType@MTEF@5@5@+= feaagKart1ev2aqatCvAUfeBSjuyZL2yd9gzLbvyNv2CaerbbjxAHX garuavP1wzZbItLDhis9wBH5garmWu51MyVXgarqqtubsr4rNCHbGe aGqipG0dh9qqWrVepG0dbbL8F4rqqrVepeea0xe9LqFf0xc9q8qqaq Fn0lXdHiVcFbIOFHK8Feea0dXdar=Jb9hs0dXdHuk9fr=xfr=xfrpe WZqaaiqaciWacmGadaGadeaabaGaaqaaaOqaaiaadchadaWgaaWcba GaamyAaaqabaaaaa@3761@ , the sum

    E(X)= i p i x i MathType@MTEF@5@5@+= feaagKart1ev2aqatCvAUfeBSjuyZL2yd9gzLbvyNv2CaerbbjxAHX garuavP1wzZbItLDhis9wBH5garmWu51MyVXgarqqtubsr4rNCHbGe aGqipG0dh9qqWrVepG0dbbL8F4rqqrVepeea0xe9LqFf0xc9q8qqaq Fn0lXdHiVcFbIOFHK8Feea0dXdar=Jb9hs0dXdHuk9fr=xfr=xfrpe WZqaaiqaciWacmGadaGadeaabaGaaqaaaOqaaiaadweacaGGOaGaam iwaiaacMcacqGH9aqpdaaeqaqaaiaadchadaWgaaWcbaGaamyAaaqa baaabaGaamyAaaqab0GaeyyeIuoakiaadIhadaWgaaWcbaGaamyAaa qabaaaaa@404E@

    extended for all values x i MathType@MTEF@5@5@+= feaagKart1ev2aqatCvAUfeBSjuyZL2yd9gzLbvyNv2CaerbbjxAHX garuavP1wzZbItLDhis9wBH5garmWu51MyVXgarqqtubsr4rNCHbGe aGqipG0dh9qqWrVepG0dbbL8F4rqqrVepeea0xe9LqFf0xc9q8qqaq Fn0lXdHiVcFbIOFHK8Feea0dXdar=Jb9hs0dXdHuk9fr=xfr=xfrpe WZqaaiqaciWacmGadaGadeaabaGaaqaaaOqaaiaadchadaWgaaWcba GaamyAaaqabaaaaa@3761@ which can be taken by X

  2. for a continuous random variable X having the probability density function f(x) MathType@MTEF@5@5@+= feaagKart1ev2aqatCvAUfeBSjuyZL2yd9gzLbvyNv2CaerbbjxAHX garuavP1wzZbItLDhis9wBH5garmWu51MyVXgarqqtubsr4rNCHbGe aGqipG0dh9qqWrVepG0dbbL8F4rqqrVepeea0xe9LqFf0xc9q8qqaq Fn0lXdHiVcFbIOFHK8Feea0dXdar=Jb9hs0dXdHuk9fr=xfr=xfrpe WZqaaiqaciWacmGadaGadeaabaGaaqaaaOqaaiaadAgacaGGOaGaam iEaiaacMcaaaa@3893@ , the value of the integral

    E(X)= xf(x)dx MathType@MTEF@5@5@+= feaagKart1ev2aqatCvAUfeBSjuyZL2yd9gzLbvyNv2CaerbbjxAHX garuavP1wzZbItLDhis9wBH5garmWu51MyVXgarqqtubsr4rNCHbGe aGqipG0dh9qqWrVepG0dbbL8F4rqqrVepeea0xe9LqFf0xc9q8qqaq Fn0lXdHiVcFbIOFHK8Feea0dXdar=Jb9hs0dXdHuk9fr=xfr=xfrpe WZqaaiqaciWacmGadaGadeaabaGaaqaaaOqaaiaadweacaGGOaGaam iwaiaacMcacqGH9aqpdaWdbaqaaiaadIhacaaMi8UaamOzaiaacIca caWG4bGaaiykaKqzafGaciizaOGaamiEaaWcbeqab0Gaey4kIipaaa a@43C2@

    extended for all values of the interval of variation of X




Publication date:2009-12
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Internal notes:2017-02-20: Editorial revisions in accordance with the information provided in C00020 (IEV 103) - evaluation. JGO
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