maths study via The Open University

More beer

Today has been spent doing most of the extra exercises for units 2 and 3 of M347 before moving on to unit 4 next week.
Calculus feels fully up to pace, algebraic manipulation has improved by a factor of e^e, and the table is strewn with beer cans.
This course is a right techniques festival, so time spent working with tricky integrals, etc is essential if you’re not confident with them.

For some reason, I spent ages trying to integrate a horrible function by parts and numerous substitutions to obtain the MGF of a nasty distribution. Even Wiki basically said: “good luck”.

In the end, I reverted to the Gamma function, (scroll down to “integration problems”) – a useful little beast.

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One response

  1. Chris Finlay

    Sounds like you are enjoying it might try and squeeze it in alongside the MSc it’s a real pity M347 wasn’t available last year I would have preferred it to my aborted Linear Statistical modelling course

    Best wishes Chris

    March 4, 2012 at 6:33 PM

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