
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 coprime, 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/whatistheprobability thattwonumbersarerelativelyprime/
www.physics.harvard.edu/academics/undergrad/probweek/sol44.pdf
http://www.mathreference.com/lcz,cop.html
http://www.mathreference.com/lcz,cop.html
http://math.stackexchange.com/questions/64498/probabilitythattworandomnumbersarecoprime
http://fermatslasttheorem.blogspot.com/2006/09/oddsoftwointegersbeingrelatively.html

