Physics307L F08:Schedule/Week 10 agenda/Binomial

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Talk about lab improvisation (Darrell)

Pushing rough draft due date back one week

Binomial Distribution

f(k;n,p)={n\choose k}p^k(1-p)^{n-k} (This is a probability mass function)

Say you are calculating the probability of having k girls in a family with n children. p is the probability of a single birth resulting in a girl. f tells you the probability of k girls.

{n\choose k}=\frac{n!}{k!(n-k)!}

Pascal's Triangle

Protein Association Constant Example

Vioxx paper

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