# probability theory

probability theory
The mathematical study of probability (the likelihood of occurrence of random events in order to predict the behavior of defined systems).
Syn: probabilistic theory, probability calculus

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• Probability theory — is the branch of mathematics concerned with analysis of random phenomena.[1] The central objects of probability theory are random variables, stochastic processes, and events: mathematical abstractions of non deterministic events or measured… …   Wikipedia

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• probability theory — mathematical theory that deals with the estimating of probabilities …   English contemporary dictionary

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• Contiguity (probability theory) — In probability theory, two sequences of probability measures are said to be contiguous if asymptotically they share the same support. Thus the notion of contiguity extends the concept of absolute continuity to the sequences of measures. The… …   Wikipedia

• Method of moments (probability theory) — This article is about the method of moments in probability theory. See method of moments for other techniques bearing the same name. In probability theory, the method of moments is a way of proving convergence in distribution by proving… …   Wikipedia