
Accession Number : AD0770100
Title : On the Distribution of a Sum of Absolute Values.
Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,
Corporate Author : GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIV WASHINGTON D C DEPT OF STATISTICS
Personal Author(s) : Woodroofe,M.
Report Date : 19 NOV 1973
Pagination or Media Count : 12
Abstract : A discussion is presented of independent random variables X and Y. The author supposes that X has a density f which is nondecreasing on (infinity,0) and nonincreasing on (0,infinity), so that f has a mode at 0. The author also supposes that Y is uniformly distributed over (alpha,alpha), where alpha > 0. Let Z = X+Y. Bounds are developed on the conditional mean and variance of X given Z. (Modified author abstract)
Descriptors : (*Statistical distributions, Random variables), Analysis of variance, Convex sets, Topology
Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE