Accession Number : AD0764261

Title :   A Return to Repetitions.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : NORTH CAROLINA UNIV CHAPEL HILL DEPT OF STATISTICS

Personal Author(s) : Johnson,N. L.

Report Date : JUN 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : In an earlier paper it was shown that the average return period of a randomly chosen sequence in a series of independent multinomial trials with constant cell probabilities does not depend on the latter. In the paper formulae are obtained for the variance of the return period. Also, the conditional expected numbers of further trials needed for completion of a randomly chosen sequence, given partial completion, or partial completion followed by noncompletion, are evaluated. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PROBABILITY, SEQUENCES(MATHEMATICS)), ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE, INEQUALITIES

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE