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sample space

[′sam·pəl ‚spās]
(statistics)
A concept in probability theory which considers all possible outcomes of an experiment, game, and so on, as points in a space.
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The first step in determining the true odds that Mlodinow has HIV is to define the sample space.
We next need to classifythe members of the sample space by delineating all possible outcomes.
This would require an extensive study with a much larger sample space.
On completion of the game, have the students work towards the construction of a sample space for rolling two dice.
However much we see the merits of the elegant two-way table, some students may record the sample space differently.
Through discussion and different forms of representation, teachers can help students move confidently into the elusive and subtle world of sample spaces and their equiprobable outcomes, and into a more meaningful and useful understanding of probability itself.
In this article, we discuss how acknowledging and embracing that the sample space is one of many ways to partition the set of all possible outcomes impacts the teaching and learning of sample space and probability.
11) into the classical sample spaces Vi of multilinear finite elements.
The complementary evaluation is anchored in Bayesian principles, whereby the competing hypotheses are conceptualized as belonging to the same sample space and the probability of each hypothesis is its representation in the sample space (Gavanski and Hui 1992; Sherman et al.
Matheron's theory of regionalized variables in ore deposits deals with the effect of spatial correlations between data points in a three-dimensional sample space on the variances for ordered linear subsets.
Such plots as this are, of course, sampling variograms dividing sample spaces into domains of order and chaos.
It is a useful problem for several reasons: it introduces the idea of probability in a continuous sample space, it has a historical background worth exploring and it can be simulated easily using a computer program.