Random Event

Random Event

 

in probability theory, an event that under given conditions may or may not occur and that has a certain probability p (0 ≤ p ≤ 1) of occurrence under the given conditions. A random event A can be seen to have a certain probability from the behavior of its frequency: if the indicated conditions occur n times, while A occurs precisely m times, then the frequency m/n will be close to p when n is large. (SeeLAPLACE THEOREM and LARGE NUMBERS, LAW OF.)

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Kaplan will speak about her latest book, "How Luck Happens." Luck is more than a random event; it can be cultivated, Kaplan says.
The investigation is still ongoing, but police believe it was a random event. Matthews could not stop stressing how awful it could have been had those two men not stepped up and put their own lives on the line to defend the lives of others.
A regular guest of a budget hotel requires a different random event than a regular guest in a luxury hotel.
Given the choice of being a victim of a rare and random event or living in perpetual fear, I'll take my chances; better to have lived and enjoyed life for a short time, than exist in misery or constant apprehension.
Just a random event, and it's only a few," Jaffe said.
Akhtar Nawaz Ganjera and will conclude on November 18 with a random event competition separately amongst the boys and girls, Certificates distribution to the participants and the winners of the competition.
Conference of Mayors in San Francisco that as "tempting" as it is to isolate the Charleston shooting as a random event, "America's long struggle with race is far from finished." Pointing to a host of statistics, from mortgage rates to the rate of asthma in black children, Clinton argued that "race remains a deep fault line in America and millions of people of color still experience racism in their everyday lives." Clinton backed a bipartisan 2013 plan to require universal background checks on gun purchases, saying it didn't make sense that the plan failed despite "overwhelming" support among Americans.
I am sure we have all had our desktop machines reboot after a seemingly random event has triggered the dreaded reboot.
You had an equal chance of being found innocent as being found guilty and it was just a random event that you were here today in my court room and found guilty rather than appearing on another day when you would have been found innocent.
The escalation in violence may be a deliberate strategy by Russia, not a random event, although yesterday's incident appears to have been a tragic and terrible error.
In the face of such a statement it is hard to know where to begin, but "devastation,'' as if the terrorist act were some random event caused by natural forces?
The detection techniques include gas-mode Michelson interferometers, RF coaxial cable EM speed measurements, RF coaxial-cable optical fiber RF/EM speed measurements, EM speed measurements from spacecraft Earth-flyby Doppler shifts, zener-diode quantum detectors, within Digital Storage Oscilloscopes, and in so-called Random Event Generators (REG) [1, 4, 5].