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Degree Name

Master of Science

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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.

Committee Chair/Advisor

A. D. Stewart


Prairie View A&M College


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John B Coleman Library

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Prairie View





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