Open Access
March, 1956 A Variable Probability Distribution Function
Ruric E. Wheeler
Ann. Math. Statist. 27(1): 196-199 (March, 1956). DOI: 10.1214/aoms/1177728358


It is the purpose of this paper to develop an expression for the probability of $x$ successes in $n$ trials, $P(n, x)$, where the probability of success on a single trial depends both on the number of the trial and on the number of previous successes. This result should prove useful in obtaining various probability functions. It will be noted that this work includes the case considered by Woodbury [3].


Download Citation

Ruric E. Wheeler. "A Variable Probability Distribution Function." Ann. Math. Statist. 27 (1) 196 - 199, March, 1956.


Published: March, 1956
First available in Project Euclid: 28 April 2007

zbMATH: 0070.36103
MathSciNet: MR76201
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1214/aoms/1177728358

Rights: Copyright © 1956 Institute of Mathematical Statistics

Vol.27 • No. 1 • March, 1956
Back to Top