geometric distribution

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geometric distribution

[¦jē·ə¦me·trik ‚dis·trə′byü·shən]
(statistics)
A discrete probability distribution whose probability function is given by the equation P (x) = p (1 -p) x- 1for x any positive integer, p (x) = 0 otherwise, when 0 ≤ p ≤ 1; the mean is 1/ p.
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The value of the inverse fine structure constant reflecting the 2-sided geometric distribution of the frequencies of the path of the electron in the ground state of Hydrogen atom can be calculated with the help of equations (1), (4), (5) and (6):
The value of the inverse fine structure constant reflecting the k-sided geometric distribution of the path of the electron in the ground state of Hydrogen atom is found with the help of equations (1), (4), (5), (10) and (11):
6 The inverse fine structure reflecting the geometric distribution
In fact, for the geometric distribution to emerge, seed 1 must be better than the rest of the field by the same margin as seed 2 is better than the lower-seeded teams; the same is true for seeds 2 and 3, 3 and 4, and so on.
j=1] 1/j for the the nth harmonic number, Exp([lambda]) denotes the exponential distribution with parameter [lambda], and Geo(p) is the geometric distribution with parameter (success probability) p.
The length of these carry intervals has a geometric distribution with parameter (b - 1)/2, but the number of such intervals started up to time n is now a random quantity [N.
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