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Master of Science
Master of Mathematics
This paper deals with properties of the moment-generating function. Although there are many properties of the moment-generating function, this paper will concentrate on some of the most ofter used properties of that function.
Direct computation of a theoretical moment from its integral definition may be relatively easy with the aid of a table of integrals. Direct computation of a theoretical moment from its discrete definition can be computed easily from a table of frequency distributions. It is convenient for the later theory to be able to compute moments indirectly by another method. This method will be introduced here and used through-out the paper for deriving formulas along with developing certain properties. It involves finding what is known as the moment-generating function for discrete density functions. As the name implies, the moment-generating function generates moments.
A. D. Stewart
Prairie View A&M College
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Moore, C. E. (1969). Some Properties of the Moment-Generating Function. Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.pvamu.edu/pvamu-theses/1312