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Topic: Continuous and discrete uniform distributions of N
Replies: 27   Last Post: Dec 28, 2012 9:45 PM

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 Butch Malahide Posts: 894 Registered: 6/29/05
Re: Continuous and discrete uniform distributions of N
Posted: Dec 24, 2012 4:56 PM

On Dec 24, 1:43 pm, FredJeffries <fredjeffr...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Dec 21, 8:41 pm, Bill Taylor <wfc.tay...@gmail.com> wrote:
>

> > On Dec 22, 5:23 am, FredJeffries <fredjeffr...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > > No one has ever anywhere actually used the concept of a uniform
> > > distributions on N to solve any problem.

>
> > Sure they have.  You can use it to calculate the probability
> > that two randomly chosen naturals will be co-prime, for example.
> > And many others of that type.

>
> Please provide an example of such a calculation or reference to same.

I can't vouch for the quality of all these articles, because my friend
duckduckgo gave me too many hits to do more than glance at them:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coprime_integers

http://mathworld.wolfram.com/RelativelyPrime.html

http://primes.utm.edu/notes/relprime.html

http://www.cs.umb.edu/~offner/files/an_num_th.pdf

http:/http://mathoverflow.net/questions/97041/what-is-the-probability-
that-two-numbers-are-relatively-prime/

http://www.mathreference.com/lc-z,cop.html

http://www.mathreference.com/lc-z,cop.html

http://math.stackexchange.com/questions/64498/probability-that-two-random-numbers-are-coprime

http://fermatslasttheorem.blogspot.com/2006/09/odds-of-two-integers-being-relatively.html

Date Subject Author
12/20/12 ross.finlayson@gmail.com
12/21/12 FredJeffries@gmail.com
12/21/12 Bill Taylor
12/22/12 Porky Pig Jr
12/22/12 ross.finlayson@gmail.com
12/24/12 FredJeffries@gmail.com
12/22/12 David Bernier
12/22/12 Butch Malahide
12/24/12 FredJeffries@gmail.com
12/24/12 Butch Malahide
12/25/12 Virgil
12/25/12 Butch Malahide
12/25/12 Virgil
12/25/12 Butch Malahide
12/25/12 Virgil
12/25/12 Butch Malahide
12/26/12 gus gassmann
12/26/12 Butch Malahide
12/27/12 ross.finlayson@gmail.com
12/27/12 ross.finlayson@gmail.com
12/28/12 Virgil
12/28/12 ross.finlayson@gmail.com
12/28/12 Virgil
12/28/12 ross.finlayson@gmail.com
12/28/12 Virgil
12/28/12 ross.finlayson@gmail.com
12/25/12 Shmuel (Seymour J.) Metz
12/25/12 Butch Malahide