Date: Fri, 30 Jun 2000 12:46:04 -0400
Reply-To: Jay Weedon <jweedon@EARTHLINK.NET>
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From: Jay Weedon <jweedon@EARTHLINK.NET>
Subject: Re: question on variance
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Well if X is normally distributed, then ((X-mean)/SD)^2 is
chi-square-distributed with one degree of freedom.
On 30 Jun 00 02:03:57 GMT, patrickm@MAIL.NEWCASTLE.EDU.AU (Patrick
>I thank those people who have responded to the question on the variance of x^.
>I don't believe that it is useful to use a taylor series expansion. A
>taylor series is intended to approximate a complex function with a polynomial.
>The taylor series expansion of x^2 is only useful if you go to the second
>order term; in which case the taylor series expansion of x^2 is x^2 - and
>so it is for any other polynomial (terms above the second order term equal
>zero because higher order derivatives equal zero).
>However I still don't know the answer to the problem but I am more than
>happy to assume that x is a normally distributed random variable.
>Any other help will be appreciated.