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