### Chapter 1 Discrete Probability Distributions

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Excerpt: In this chapter, we shall first consider chance experiments with a finite number of possible outcomes !1, !2, . . . , !n. For example, we roll a die and the possible outcomes are 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 corresponding to the side that turns up. We toss a coin with possible outcomes H (heads) and T (tails). It is frequently useful to be able to refer to an outcome of an experiment. For example, we might want to write the mathematical expression which gives the sum of fou...