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By Frederick Mosteller

Striking collection of puzzlers, graded in hassle, that illustrate either undemanding and complicated elements of likelihood. chosen for originality, common curiosity, or simply because they show precious strategies, the issues are perfect as a complement to classes in likelihood or records, or as stimulating sport for the mathematically minded. distinct options. Illustrated.

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08 On the assumption that the series is completely random, that is, white noise, we have that q = 0. 005)1/2 . 38 for r1 is over five times this standard error, it can be concluded that ρ 1 is nonzero. Moreover, the estimated autocorrelations for lags greater than 1 are small. Therefore, it might be reasonable to ask next whether the series was compatible with a hypothesis (whose relevance will be discussed later) whereby ρ 1 was nonzero but ρ k = 0 (k ≥ 2). 08. Since the estimated autocorrelations for lags greater than 1 are small compared with this standard error, there is no reason to doubt the adequacy of the model ρ 1 = 0, ρ k = 0 (k ≥ 2).

Symbolically, in the general AR case we have that φ(B)˜zt = at is equivalent to z˜ t = φ −1 (B)at = ψ(B)at j with ψ(B) = φ −1 (B) = ∞ j =0 ψj B . Autoregressive processes can be stationary or nonstationary. For the process to be stationary, the φ’s must be such that the weights ψ 1 , ψ 2 , . . in ψ(B) = φ −1 (B) form a convergent series. The necessary requirement for stationarity is that the autoregressive operator, φ(B) = 1 − φ 1 B − φ 2 B 2 − · · · − φ p B p , considered as a polynomial in B of degree p, must have all roots of φ(B) = 0 greater than 1 in absolute value; that is, all roots must lie outside the unit circle.

Z(τ t ), . . , z(τ N ). In this book we consider only discrete time series where observations are made at a fixed interval h. When we have N successive values of such a series available for analysis, we write z1 , z2 , . . , zt , . . , zN to denote observations made at equidistant time intervals τ 0 + h, τ 0 + 2h, . . , τ 0 + th, . . , τ 0 + N h. For many purposes the values of τ 0 and h are unimportant, but if the observation times need to be defined exactly, these two values can be specified.

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