
Accession Number : AD0620291
Title : DISTRIBUTION OF A SUM OF WAITING TIMES IN COUPON COLLECTION.
Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,
Corporate Author : STANFORD UNIV CALIF DEPT OF STATISTICS
Personal Author(s) : Chase,Gerald ; Rubin,Herman
Report Date : 12 AUG 1965
Pagination or Media Count : 17
Abstract : The problem of approximating the distribution of the sum of n times to collect all of M coupons is considered. The Edgeworth expansion is obtained to terms of order n to the 3/2 power. Tables are given for M = 30, n = 8, 16, and 32, of the accuracy of the Edgeworth expansion for the cumulative distribution function approximately (because of discreteness) .001, .01, .1, .9, .99, and .999. (Author)
Descriptors : (*SAMPLING, DISTRIBUTION THEORY), PROBABILITY, SERIES(MATHEMATICS), GAME THEORY, TABLES(DATA)
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE